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- Oct 14, 2013 at 3:41PM
At a sparsely attended forum to gather input from Eastside residents about a legislative proposal to toll the Interstate 90 bridge at the cross-lake Washington corridor, many were upset that they may end up footing the bill to complete the State Route 520 bridge replacement program.
- Oct 14, 2013 at 4:11PM
As chair of the Washington State Public Stadium Authority, I had the privilege of serving with board member Benson Wong. The Public Stadium Authority is a seven-member board appointed by the governor to represent the public’s ownership of Century Link Field and Event Center.
- Oct 14, 2013 at 4:49PM
After great run to finals, boys fall to rival Bellevue.
- Oct 15, 2013 at 10:49AM
I am compelled to voice my opinion publicly after attending the voters forum on Tuesday. I listened to current City Council members, Tana Senn and Dan Grausz, espouse their vision of transforming our town center into a nightlife destination and business hub. They epiphanized it as a “vibrant city.” I question if they listen to Mercer Island residents.
- Oct 15, 2013 at 10:00AM updated Oct 17, 2013 at 11:11AM
The Islanders finished 14th in the seventh annual Twilight XC Invitational held in Marysville on Oct. 5.
- Oct 15, 2013 at 10:00AM updated Oct 16, 2013 at 10:48AM
Council agrees regulating plastic bags is both symbolic and necessary.
- Oct 15, 2013 at 11:47AM
The vestry of the Mercer Island Emmanuel Episcopal Church recently approved the Social Action Commission’s recommendation that a donation of $2,000 be made to the Mercer Island Youth & Family Services Foundation.
- Oct 15, 2013 at 11:00AM updated Oct 17, 2013 at 12:46PM
Autumn leaves light the sky as a man and his son head to the children’s playground at Mercerdale Park.
- Oct 15, 2013 at 1:27PM
Young Islander band musicians will join the Mercer Island High School marching band at halftime on the field at Islander stadium during the football game against Liberty High School.
- Oct 15, 2013 at 2:12PM
A Mercer Island man takes home winnings of $1.6 million from a ticket purchased at Jacksons on 78th Avenue S.E.
- Oct 15, 2013 at 2:00PM updated Oct 17, 2013 at 5:16PM
The deer topiaries in the Park on the Lid, at the base of First Hill, will be permanently removed by the city after turning brown from poor soil conditions. Vandalism was also a problem. The city originally paid $4,500 for the three topiaries.
- Oct 16, 2013 at 9:47AM
Under the bright lights of television cameras, the Mercer Island High School Islander football team took to the field under high expectations for a thrilling win against the Juanita Rebels.
- Oct 16, 2013 at 10:39AM
Wong’s public service and training as an attorney will help navigate the years ahead.
- Oct 16, 2013 at 10:36AM
A candle-flamed maple next to the bus stop in front of the Mercer Island post office catches rays of sunlight one afternoon in early October.
- Oct 16, 2013 at 10:13AM
Last Wednesday, Mercer Islanders Mina Larsen from Grandmothers Against Gun Violence and Cornelia Swenson from Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, were among the dozens who helped present over 250,000 signatures for Washington State Initiative 594 (background checks for all gun purchases) to the Washington Secretary of State’s office in Olympia.
- Oct 16, 2013 at 10:00AM updated Oct 18, 2013 at 12:29PM
The annual voters forum, held at Islander Middle School last Tuesday, brought together candidates for the Mercer Island School District Board of Directors and the City Council. Held in the Islander Middle School library, 150 attended.
- Oct 16, 2013 at 10:25AM
I am supporting Rich Erwin for City Council. Rich Erwin shares my values and those of many other seniors as well. He wants to keep in place on Mercer Island what is working.
- Oct 16, 2013 at 11:36AM
After dozens of matches, months of competition and trips around the country, the Robinswood Tennis Center in Bellevue is home to a national champion.
- Oct 16, 2013 at 3:05PM
The Centennial Athletic Conference recognized Haverford College goalie, Sam Miller, for impressive back-to-back performances in the net as the freshman was named the men’s soccer defensive player of the week by the league office.
- Oct 17, 2013 at 9:52AM
Rich Erwin currently chairs the Mercer Island Design Commission, where he has proven to be an effective and thoughtful urban planner.
- Oct 17, 2013 at 10:01AM
View the cartoon of the week, created by Jeff Johnson.
- Oct 17, 2013 at 11:35AM
A 50-year-old man who told police that he was “way over a .08” and he is an alcoholic was arrested at 1:29 a.m.
- Oct 17, 2013 at 11:26AM
Grausz has long-term, big picture approach to protect our interests.
- Oct 17, 2013 at 11:18AM
Donations of nonperishable food are not covering the current needs of clients at the Mercer Island Food Pantry, says Cheryl Manriquez, Family Assistance and Employment Coordinator for the City of Mercer Island Department of Youth and Family Services.
- Oct 17, 2013 at 11:13AM
The girls won against Sammamish on Oct. 10, Mercer Island, 4, and Sammamish, 0. The Islanders were solid on defense and kept up a constant attack on offense during their match play against Sammamish.