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- Aug 13, 2013 at 9:50AM
My visit to MOHAI and my new position at Covenant Shores have reminded me that greatness surrounds us if we are only alert and inquisitive. Each day is an invitation to engage those around us and listen to their stories. After all, everyone has one.
- Aug 13, 2013 at 10:44AM
Daylie Smith, Andrew "Biggie" James and Lily James pick juicy blackberries along West Mercer Way. The roof of the Suburban allowed them to reach the big berries, and they later made blackberry crisp.
- Aug 13, 2013 at 10:26AM
The question for the next poll should be “Would any neighbor’s loud music being played four hours in a row for 14 days bother you?”
- Aug 13, 2013 at 12:00PM updated at 2:11PM
The latest Youth Theatre Northwest production, ‘Shrek,’ will continue this week through Aug. 24.
- Aug 14, 2013 at 8:16AM
DUI is the leading cause of death on Washington roadways, causing nearly half of the 439 fatalities on King County roads during 2012.
- Aug 13, 2013 at 9:04AM
Beginning in late September, the Harborview Center for Sexual Assault and Traumatic Stress will expand its partnership with the King County Sexual Assault Resource Center to provide counseling and legal advocacy services for children and families located on the Eastside.
- Aug 13, 2013 at 12:44PM
Two Mercer Island softball players recently helped their team to a third place finish at a national tournament in Park City, Utah.
- Aug 13, 2013 at 12:50PM
Washington State Liquor Control Board (WSLCB) staff will recommend the board re-file the rules necessary to implement Initiative 502 to allow time to consider recent input on the sale and production of recreational marijuana.
- Aug 14, 2013 at 9:27AM
Keeping guns out of the hands of those who might harm others is a goal of those on either side of the national discussion on guns. There are those who oppose any further restrictions on gun ownership on one hand and on the other, those who want more control. The arguments of both sides are well-known.
- Aug 14, 2013 at 9:51AM
Mixed-media artist and Mercer Island native Mark Berry is on a mission to share his creative talent with the world. Born in Seattle and raised on the Island, this veteran of the artistic world brings lessons learned in his youth to realization in his work now.
- Aug 14, 2013 at 10:46AM
Eight bottles of alcohol were stolen from QFC in the 7800 block of S.E. 28th Street on Wednesday evening. The suspect, a 57-year-old Seattle woman who was a known shoplifter, was seen going through the self check-out and neglecting to pay for the alcohol.
- Aug 14, 2013 at 12:00PM updated at 4:47PM
Step inside the North end Rite Aid, and you will see that it has been transformed with a complete makeover. A grand opening celebration will be held on Saturday, Aug. 17, with free health screenings.
- Aug 14, 2013 at 1:11PM
Washington state has many attributes that attract new employers to our beautiful state. The challenge may be convincing them to stay here.
- Aug 14, 2013 at 3:00PM updated Aug 15, 2013 at 8:05AM
The Mercer Island School District had to wait to get final figures from the state in order to prepare their budget for the coming school term, which is now just weeks away.
- Aug 14, 2013 at 4:44PM
Children play in the sand and water at Groveland Beach in late July as a lifeguard watches from the dock in Lake Washington.
- Aug 14, 2013 at 4:00PM updated Aug 15, 2013 at 8:11AM
From the age of 3, best friends Alli Drinkard and Jessica Dixon were on a mission. Since meeting at a Mercer Island home nursery school, the two tykes have been confident that they would grow up to be ‘Daycare Ladies’ together.
- Aug 14, 2013 at 3:33PM
Washington’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was an estimated 6.9 percent in July, a slight increase over the 6.8 percent rates of May and June, according to the latest report from the state’s Employment Security Department.
- Aug 15, 2013 at 8:00AM updated at 10:04AM
The Proctor & Gamble Company has recalled Iams and Eukanuba dry pet food because of possible Salmonella contamination.
- Aug 15, 2013 at 8:39AM
It wasn’t long after Mercer Island High School boys soccer head coach Steve Newman died that his family and Mercer Island friends wanted to do something in his name.
- Aug 15, 2013 at 11:55AM
PSE Green Power customers can win a solar power system. Puget Sound Energy’s Green Power Program is offering a solar photovoltaic system to one lucky winner in PSE’s electric service area.
- Aug 15, 2013 at 12:09PM
The Mercer Island School District will host two more listening sessions for the community to learn about ongoing plans to build and expand the schools on the Island.
- Aug 15, 2013 at 12:05PM
This Sunday’s Mercer Island Farmers Market will feature funk rock, jazz band Strange Nails, and more hands-on kids activities and the master gardeners.
- Aug 16, 2013 at 8:25AM
Commissioner of Public Lands Peter Goldmark announced today that he is lifting the ban on recreational fires in approved fire pits on forest lands under Department of Natural Resources (DNR) fire protection within state, county, municipal or other campgrounds west of the Cascade Mountains crest.
- Aug 16, 2013 at 8:42AM
Local residents will have a prime opportunity to learn about the internal workings of the 911 emergency dispatch center when the King County Sheriff's Office hosts its next 911 Citizen’s Academy on Sept. 28.
- Aug 15, 2013 at 9:11AM
Four new restaurants are being added to the eclectic lineup of locally-owned and authentic international eateries at Crossroads Shopping Center in Bellevue.