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  • Feb 14, 2014 at 10:00AM

FDA plans to update food Labels, but will it help consumers?

Bill introduced by Rep. Senn, passes House

  • Feb 14, 2014 at 10:52AM

Rep. Tana Senn's (D-Mercer Island) first bill passed the House floor yesterday by a strong bi-partisan vote of 90-8 and now heads to the Senate for consideration. The goal of this bill, HB 2519, is to help children in our child welfare system access quality early learning services.

Island Metro buses are not ‘underutilized’

  • Feb 14, 2014 at 10:00AM

We would like to make a point contrary to Metro’s philosophy that Mercer Island buses are underutilized and therefore should be canceled.

Island's Joel McHale to host White House Correspondents Dinner

  • Feb 14, 2014 at 12:53PM

Television star and Islander native Joel McHale has been tapped to host the White House Press Associations annual event to roast the President and Congress

County Council to hold hearing on Metro Transit fare increases

  • Feb 14, 2014 at 4:05PM

King County Council will take public testimony on a proposal to raise transit fares by 25 cents to help pay to maintain transit service

Islanders fall to Bellevue in 3A KingCo title game | Prep boys basketball

  • Feb 14, 2014 at 6:21PM

The Islanders lost to conference rivals Bellevue 55-49 in the KingCo 3A tournament championship Thursday, Feb. 13 at Bellevue College.

Mercer Island girls lose 3A KingCo title to Bellevue | Prep girls basketball

  • Feb 14, 2014 at 6:19PM

After hanging around for three quarters in a game that saw shooting struggles from both teams, the Mercer Island girls basketball team lost to Bellevue 49-37 in the 3A KingCo tournament title game Thursday, Feb. 18 at Bellevue College.

City to allow some additional comment on COVAL project on Feb. 24

  • Feb 16, 2014 at 4:00PM updated Feb 18, 2014 at 10:37AM

The City of Mercer Island has set aside additional time for the existing 'parties of record' to comment on the Coval development

41st District Legislators to hold two Town Hall meetings on Feb. 22

  • Feb 17, 2014 at 2:55PM

Senator Steve Litzow and Representatives Judy Clibborn and Tana Senn, all of Mercer Island, will meet with constituents in Newcaste and Sammamish

Mercer Island girls soccer players compete in Las Vegas tournament

  • Feb 17, 2014 at 4:11PM

Four Islander Middle School 7th graders traveled with the Eastside FC Girls U13 Red soccer team to Las Vegas, Nev. on Jan. 24th to compete in the Western College Development Association (WCDA) Silver State tournament.

Mercer Island gymnastics send five to state

  • Feb 18, 2014 at 1:15PM

Five Mercer Island gymnasts advanced to the gymnastics state championships.

New ‘Solicitor Ordinance’ now in effect

  • Feb 18, 2014 at 12:38PM

The Mercer Island City Council adopted an ordinance regulating the activities of door-to-door sales people and solicitors. The new ordinance took effect Friday, Feb. 14.

Eye on MI | Little valentines

  • Feb 18, 2014 at 12:48PM

The Pre-K class at Pixie Hill Preschool put their Valentine’s Day craftiness on display with handmade heart garlands. The children participated in a valentines-themed day of learning at Pixie with activities and crafts and finished off their day with a party to celebrate.

John M. Davis, a lifetime of service, a century of memories

  • Feb 18, 2014 at 12:00PM updated Feb 19, 2014 at 10:57AM

John MacDougall Davis’ imprint on Seattle and Mercer Island is impressive. In addition to being the founder of Davis, Wright, Tremaine law firm, he served as chief counsel to Seattle First-National Bank.

Six Islander wrestlers advance to state tourney

  • Feb 18, 2014 at 12:30PM

The Mercer Island High School wrestling team had six wrestlers advance to the Mat Classic state tournament.

A community with a big heart

  • Feb 18, 2014 at 12:49PM

Bathed in pink light, Bob Reitinger at left, and master of ceremonies, James Murphy, announce the winners of the raffle drawing at the annual ‘Giving from the Heart’ breakfast to benefit Mercer Island Youth and Family Services on Feb. 12.

School measures pass

  • Feb 18, 2014 at 12:35PM

Three-quarters of voters say yes to more taxes to upgrade, expand schools

Coval project needs careful consideration

  • Feb 18, 2014 at 1:13PM

Many residents feel that the permitting process for the Coval development, the largest residential development in twenty-eight years, is being driven by a flawed process.

Swim and dive wins district championship

  • Feb 18, 2014 at 1:18PM

The Mercer Island swim and dive team added another title to their collection this weekend, winning the 3A Sea-King District 2 championship Saturday, Feb. 15 at Mary Wayte Pool.

Letter | What is the rush to approve Coval development?

  • Feb 18, 2014 at 3:21PM

Citizens group say more time needed to balance the project with Island values

Youth Theatre Northwest announces upcoming move in letter to supporters

  • Feb 18, 2014 at 4:39PM

Plans are not yet final, but YTN is set to move from its present home, leased from the school district, to temporary quarters in late summer or early fall

KCLS, community to work together on library remodel

  • Feb 19, 2014 at 8:00AM

Neighbors, the city and KCLS may have reached some consensus in the library remodel discussion, if only on the need for more community input.

Mercer Island girls escape West Seattle, boys crushed by O'Dea | Prep basketball

  • Feb 19, 2014 at 10:38AM

Islander girls fight off late rally, Fighting Irish defense stifles Mercer Island boys

Transportation funding package needed now

  • Feb 19, 2014 at 12:00PM

Sometimes, a “do nothing” approach in the face of a daunting challenge has unintended consequences: It actually makes things worse.

Kavesh to be youth ambassador for Tourette’s | School briefs

  • Feb 19, 2014 at 1:00PM

Daniel Kavesh, an 8th grader at Islander Middle School, was nominated to be a Youth Ambassador by the Tourette Syndrome Association of Washington and Oregon.

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