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Mercer Island swims past Kentridge | Prep boys swimming

  • Jan 24, 2014 at 3:18PM

The Mercer Island boys swim and dive team celebrated Senior Night with a win over Kentridge 105.5-80.5 Thursday, Jan. 23 at Mary Wayte Pool.

Islanders take down Cats | Prep wrestling

  • Jan 24, 2014 at 2:18PM

The Mercer Island wrestling team beat KingCo rivals Mount Si 36-30 Thursday, Jan. 23 at Mount Si High School, improving to 6-0 in the KingCo standings.

Mercer Island DECA students earn trip to state competition

  • Jan 23, 2014 at 5:07PM

Mercer Island High School’s DECA program announced that 38 students have qualified for the DECA state competition from March 6-8 in Bellevue, Wash.

State Supreme Court wants faster progress on basic education funding

  • Jan 23, 2014 at 12:48PM

The Network for Excellence in Washington Schools has released an update regarding progress toward fully funding basic education in Washington.

Senn, Legislature go to work

  • Jan 23, 2014 at 8:00AM updated at 11:14AM

On Rep. Tana Senn’s first day in the Legislature the House swiftly passed the Dream Act. It would later stall in the Senate, but the feeling was exhilarating for the 42-year-old mom, consultant and Mercer Island City Councilmember.

Mercer Island thumps Mount Si | Prep girls basketball

  • Jan 23, 2014 at 10:20AM

Coming off its loss to Juanita, the Mercer Island girls basketball team responded with a convincing 71-24 win over the Mount Si Wildcats Wednesday, Jan. 22 at Mercer Island High School.

Plans to upgrade schools took years

  • Jan 21, 2014 at 2:00PM updated Jan 22, 2013 at 1:54PM

Deliberate planning process involved consultants, community

Islanders get second win over Wildcats | Prep boys basketball

  • Jan 22, 2014 at 11:45AM

The Mercer Island boys basketball team beat the Mount Si Wildcats 53-40 Tuesday, Jan. 21 at Mercer Island High School.

Health tip, writing is good for you

  • Jan 23, 2014 at 12:00PM

Writing down what we think and feel helps us cope with the world around us.

It’s simple, just keep moving to stay healthier

  • Jan 23, 2014 at 9:00AM

The healthier and more physically fit you are, the better your chances will be to live a long and active life.

Litzow ‘committed to gun safety’

  • Jan 25, 2014 at 9:00AM

After reading Cy Baumgartner’s recent letter to the editor regarding Initiative 594, I wanted to take the opportunity to express my commitment to common-sense gun safety laws in Washington. During the 2013 legislative session I co-sponsored a similar piece of legislation that would have added universal background checks for firearm sales and transfers.

Does community need WiFi at park?

  • Jan 23, 2014 at 4:00PM

This is a sincere not a provocative question. Why do we need Wi Fi at Mercerdale Park and the Thrift Shop?

A rave for a good neighbor

  • Jan 21, 2014 at 4:00PM

Thanks to the lady in the Mini Cooper next to the big north-end Starbucks, who on Jan. 13, stopped her car to let me know that I had dropped my credit card on the sidewalk.

Preschool Assoc. says yes on School Bond and levy

  • Jan 21, 2014 at 3:44PM

As your readers know well, Mercer Island Preschool Association (MIPA) is a long-standing supporter of our Island’s children. For more than 75 years, MIPA has advocated for the youngest members of our community.

City Council endorses School Bond and Levy

  • Jan 22, 2014 at 3:00PM

The high quality of our public education is a core, defining value of our Island community. Consequently, the Mercer Island City Council is united in recommending a “yes” vote for the Prop #1 school bond and Prop #2 levy renewal on the ballot in February, 2014.

YES for schools

  • Jan 22, 2014 at 11:00AM

It goes without saying that as citizens, it’s our duty to vote. And while the ballots mailed to Mercer Island voters this week contain just two items — voting and returning those ballots is crucial in determining what the future for our children will be and this place we call home.

Standing-room only crowd at hearing

  • Jan 24, 2014 at 8:00AM

It was standing room only at the Planning Commission session as Islanders voiced their concerns for a proposed 18-house development on a 5-acre parcel of land during a public hearing last Wednesday, Jan. 15.

City briefs: State Attorney General delivers ruling on marijuana sales, I-90 tolling update

  • Jan 22, 2014 at 12:00PM

In response to a request from the Washington State Liquor Control Board, the Attorney General’s Office last week released a formal opinion regarding local ordinances affecting new marijuana businesses in Washington.

Police Blotter | More mail theft and vehicle prowls

  • Jan 24, 2014 at 2:00PM

An elderly Island woman reported an attempted theft at her mailbox in the 8800 block SE 72nd Pl. Three other mailboxes were opened and the contents tossed around.

Bill before Legislature proposes an ‘open-records school’ for government officials

  • Jan 25, 2014 at 10:00AM

Lawmakers are considering a bill that would send public officials and employees to what amounts to open-records school.

'Moms' talk gun sense to legislators

  • Jan 21, 2014 at 4:00PM

“When the First Lady of Washington comes to your event, asks you to speak and then thanks you for your work, you know it’s going to be a great day,” said Islander Cornelia Swenson.

Rotary names ‘Islanders of the Month’

  • Jan 22, 2014 at 12:00PM

The Rotary Club named Mercer Island High School students Sam Peterson and Rachel Gallagher the Rotary students of the month for January.

Windermere report shows Island homes sold well in 2013

  • Jan 22, 2014 at 10:00AM

Windermere Real Estate released its ‘2013 Year in Review on Mercer Island Real Estate,’ on Jan. 17.

King County proposes April ballot measure for Metro funding

  • Jan 21, 2014 at 2:31PM

King County officials are considering a proposal to put a local funding measure for King County Metro on the April ballot. The proposal also includes a scheduled fare increase and a first-ever reduced fare for riders of limited means.

Seahawks soar

  • Jan 21, 2014 at 10:27AM

With Sunday's 23-17 win over the San Francisco 49ers, the Seahawks earned a trip to New York for a Super Bowl matchup with the Denver Broncos.

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