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State launches new boating information app

  • Jul 9, 2014 at 1:00PM updated Jul 10, 2014 at 10:04AM

Boaters who want to find out where to launch their boats or tie up for a weekend on the water can do so now through Washington Water Cruiser, a new app launched by the Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office (RCO).

Neighbors say changes to Coval property still not adequate

  • Jul 9, 2014 at 5:00PM

On Monday, City Council set July 21 as a public meeting to review – for the second time – the Coval long plat.

State, Fed agencies offer free, mobile boat-sewage pumpouts to safeguard water quality

  • Jul 8, 2014 at 11:41AM

State, Fed agencies offer free, mobile boat-sewage pumpouts to safeguard water quality

Thomas the Tank Engine to visit Snoqualmie

  • Jul 8, 2014 at 11:45AM

Preschoolers will get the thrill of their lives when Thomas the Tank Engine steams across the country this year. Thomas arrives in Snoqualmie for the Day Out with Thomas: The Thrill of the Ride Tour 2014, for two back-to-back weekends this month, July 12-13 and July 19-20.

Terra Bella opens gourmet cooking shop

  • Jul 10, 2014 at 4:05PM

Shop celebrates 1st anniversary on Mercer Island; food trucks, product demonstrations and more are set for Summer Celebration! this weekend.

NW Lady Sharks 10U fastpitch advances to nationals

  • Jul 10, 2014 at 3:00PM

Local 10U fastpitch softball team, the Northwest Lady Sharks, earned a berth to the Amateur Softball Association (ASA) girls Class A national tournament after taking second place in its bracket at the ASA Northwest National Qualifier, June 27-29 in Salem, Ore.

SR 520 will be closed this weekend, July 12-13

  • Jul 10, 2014 at 3:00PM updated Jul 11, 2014 at 11:55AM

SR 520 from Montlake Interchange to I 405 will reopen by 5 a.m. Monday, July 14

Emmanuel Day School to offer Spanish immersion program

  • Jul 11, 2014 at 7:00AM

Spanish teacher Maria Kearney has seen firsthand the benefits of being bilingual.

Police Blotter | $15K embezzled from McDonalds

  • Jul 11, 2014 at 8:00AM

Over a period of six months, between December 15 of 2013 and June 26 of this year, an employee of the Mercer Island McDonalds embezzled $14,667, through payroll fraud.

Light rail access for disabled to or from SeaTac is sorely lacking | Island Forum

  • Jul 11, 2014 at 9:00AM

Services for disabled persons who need wheelchair or other assistance to get to or from the airport and downtown Seattle via light rail is ragged.

Island oral history project brings generations together

  • Jul 12, 2014 at 10:00AM

It began as an idea of Islanders taking down their favorite spots on Mercer Island, with three groups of adults coming into Mercer Island Library in 2013 and giving interview clips of Calkins Landing, Luther Burbank Park and the East Society School.

Newcastle woman wins MIYFS Nissan Leaf

  • Jul 14, 2014 at 2:00PM

Winner bought a single $20 ticket to win a two-year lease of an electric car

Council creates library board, sends message to KCLS

  • Jul 14, 2014 at 3:00PM updated Jul 25, 2014 at 1:40PM

Reacting to an unsatisfying resolution with the King County Library System (KCLS), City Council on Monday, July 7, created a Library Advisory Board to force continued dialogue about the library remodel.

Heat can't stop senior softball as Rockers top Bellevue

  • Jul 15, 2014 at 11:07AM

The Rockers improved its record to 7-1, good for second place in the Puget Sound Senior Coed League.

It is another hot Summer Celebration! | Slideshow

  • Jul 15, 2014 at 12:43PM

Mercer Island’s annual summer extravaganza, Summer Celebration! went off without a hitch last weekend.

City pays PSE $35,874 for back bill on faulty meter

  • Sep 18, 2013 at 9:00AM updated Aug 7, 2014 at 3:45PM

First bill sent to city was for $216,000 for unbilled electricity usage.

Sound Transit meeting leaves many questions

  • Jul 16, 2014 at 7:00AM

Islanders updated on station design not how busses, cars fit into mix.

Preschool Association is ‘Citizen of the Year’

  • Jul 16, 2014 at 8:00AM

City Council selects organization for new playground, ongoing activism for children.

10/11 Little League All-Star team headed to state tournament

  • Jul 16, 2014 at 9:00AM

The Mercer Island 10/11 Year Old Little League All-Star team won its division at the District 9 All-Star Tournament Wednesday, July 9 at Hartman Park in Redmond.

Aug. 5 primary ballots mailed

  • Jul 16, 2014 at 10:00AM

Ballots are to be mailed today, July 16 for the August 5 primary.

Sun and clouds

  • Jul 16, 2014 at 12:00PM

As our sunburns fade from a hot and lively Summer Celebration!, we sigh and return to our usual pastime.

Police Blotter | $3,000 reported stolen after house-sitter finds home prowled

  • Jul 17, 2014 at 8:00AM

Crime statistics for June up from last year, most notably car thefts.

Water supply is clean, robust, but losses betray aging infrastructure

  • Jul 17, 2014 at 9:00AM

The City of Mercer Island’s 2013 Annual Water Quality report arrived last week detailing the present state of the regional water supply.

Survey names Island one of best places for families | Community briefs

  • Jul 17, 2014 at 10:00AM

City earns Best Workplace Award for recycling; register for National Night Out, Aug. 5.

Urge elected officials to think and act globally

  • Jul 17, 2014 at 11:00AM

I am writing to urge that citizens of Mercer Island start thinking more seriously about global poverty and what more we can be doing to effectively help those less fortunate than us.

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