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- Sep 24, 2013 at 1:14PM
Board to vote Thursday to put $98.8 million measure on February 2014 ballot.
- Sep 24, 2013 at 3:38PM
We do not need single-issue Council members. Mercer Island is a complex community with internal issues, off-Island issues both east and west, and a role to play in regional issues as well.
- Sep 24, 2013 at 4:36PM
An ambitious effort hits high gear this week, aiming to enroll 180,000 King County residents in a new health insurance program through Obamacare.
- Sep 25, 2013 at 9:33AM
Mercer Island High School senior Nathan Cummings is one of six high school students named as a National Student Poet by a panel of jurors from National Medal winners of the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards.
- Sep 25, 2013 at 9:00AM updated at 2:22PM
Two mixed-use projects will add 66 homes and maybe commuter parking.
- Sep 25, 2013 at 9:50AM
The Islanders will be participating in the KingCo XC jamboree on Wednesday at Lake Sammamish State Park.
- Sep 25, 2013 at 9:41AM
The Bertlin and Senn endorsement letter and accompanying envelope with their names displayed give the impression that their endorsement is one done on their own initiative and at their own expense. Yet, if one uses a magnifying glass, down at the bottom of the letter’s second page, it reads, “Paid for by the Dan Grausz Re-Election Committee.”
- Sep 25, 2013 at 9:23AM
Beginning Oct. 1, donation hours at the Mercer Island Youth & Family Services Thrift Store will be Monday through Saturday, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.
- Sep 25, 2013 at 9:25AM
A blood drive will be held between 1 and 7 p.m. today, Sept. 25, at the Mercer Island Presbyterian Church.
- Sep 25, 2013 at 11:03AM
Adoptees who were born in Washington state will be able to access their original birth records through a new law taking effect next July. Children who were placed up for adoption on or before Oct. 1, 1993, may access the records.
- Sep 25, 2013 at 12:00PM
Food is expensive and valuable, yet Americans throw away 25 percent of the food they purchase — adding up to more than $1,600 a year per household.
- Sep 25, 2013 at 12:05PM
View the cartoon of the week: 'Reelection,' by Jeff Johnson.
- Sep 25, 2013 at 2:16PM
We are grateful that so many of our fellow residents have stepped forward to run for City Council. We appreciate the opportunity that a contested election gives us to weigh diverse viewpoints, and better understand the candidates.
- Sep 25, 2013 at 2:00PM
For most homes, the heating bill drops by about 2 percent for every 1 degree the thermostat is lowered, according to Puget Sound Energy.
- Sep 26, 2013 at 9:48AM
The Mercer Island Food Revolution invites families to take a night off from cooking and attend a delicious community dinner at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 3, at the Mercer Island Presbyterian Church.
- Sep 26, 2013 at 9:41AM
Most residents of Mercer Island are familiar with the problem of finding a parking space during workdays at the park-and-ride at the intersection of 80th Avenue S.E. and North Mercer Way.
- Sep 26, 2013 at 9:00AM updated Sep 29, 2013 at 2:56PM
Sept. 12: MI (7 wins), Sammamish (0). Sept. 17: MI (6 wins) vs. Interlake (1). Sept. 19: MI (7 wins) vs. Liberty (0).
- Sep 26, 2013 at 9:45AM
The annual Mercer Island High School Little Cheer Football Clinic will take place from 4 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 2, at the high school. Preschool and elementary children are welcome.
- Sep 26, 2013 at 11:00AM
Washington State Department of Transportation representatives will speak and take comments at the Mercer Island Chamber of Commerce Membership Luncheon from 12 to 1:15 p.m. on Oct. 3.
- Sep 26, 2013 at 4:57PM
An official ribbon-cutting ceremony for the public to attend will be held in two weeks, on Thursday, Oct. 10, with speakers, key supporters, Council members and the mayor.
- Sep 27, 2013 at 11:00AM updated at 2:50PM
The bond issue would pay for a fourth elementary school, changes to the middle school and high school.
- Sep 30, 2013 at 9:42AM
A rainbow appears over Mercer Island on the first day of autumn, seen from the Buckley residence in the Brook Bay neighborhood on the Island.
- Sep 30, 2013 at 2:26PM
Finely executed Q3 play shifts momentum to Islanders.
- Sep 30, 2013 at 4:07PM
After completing projects last week paving a block of 80th Avenue S.E. in the Town Center and along 67th Avenue S.E. in the East Seattle neighborhood, the city’s street crew is working this week along West Mercer Way between S.E. 24th Street and S.E. 28th Street.
- Oct 1, 2013 at 9:51AM
Did you know there’s a large budget surplus projected for Mercer Island this year? At the Sept. 3 City Council meeting, the budget director had good news for the Council, but I question whether it’s good news for Island taxpayers.