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First case of Zika virus found in King County man

  • May 5, 2016 at 12:55PM

The first case of Zika virus infection — which has been linked to prominent birth defects in newborns — has been diagnosed in King County, health officials said Wednesday.

Islanders must engage in uncomfortable conversations | My Turn

  • May 5, 2016 at 12:00PM

As I grow older, I begin to recognize my fortune and discover that the place where I've grown up does not necessarily encompass the character of the rest of the world. Despite the isolation the safe haven of Mercer Island has provided, I am starting to see that greater problems exist off the Island.

Mercer Island closes regular season with win over Holy Names | Prep girls lacrosse

  • May 5, 2016 at 11:19AM

The Mercer Island girls lacrosse team secured a second-place finish in the Alki division standings with a 17-4 win over Holy Names in the league finale Wednesday night at Mercer Island High School.

Parklands initiative not about MICA | Letter

  • May 5, 2016 at 11:00AM

The parklands initiative is not about Mercer Island Center for the Arts ( MICA ) or Youth Theatre Northwest (YTN). MICA and YTN have other Island locations to occupy that are not parklands. Perhaps they don't offer a dollar-a-year lease, as MICA/YTN would receive at Mercerdale Park, but those areas are cheap and they are not on parklands.

Mercer Island UPS store hero thwarts scam involving elderly victim

  • May 3, 2016 at 12:00AM updated May 5, 2016 at 10:02AM

The elderly man said it was urgent. He walked into the Mercer Island UPS store on April 25 and said he needed to ship an envelope to his grandson.

President Obama’s sister to speak on Mercer Island May 21

  • May 5, 2016 at 10:00AM

Dr. Maya Soetoro-Ng, the sister of President Barack Obama, will be the guest speaker at the Stanley Ann Dunham Scholarship Fund's seventh annual award ceremony, from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, May 21 at the Congregational Church on Mercer Island.

Time for MICA to move forward | Letter

  • May 5, 2016 at 9:00AM

Having been involved in a few controversial community issues — both on the pro and con side — I appreciate community dialogue (preferably civil) over the issues. This is our community, and we need to be mindful about how it evolves. Umpteen hours at the mic and on email are all to a good purpose: coming to a resolution on which we can move forward. Now is the time for the Mercer Island Center for the Arts (MICA) to move forward.

Mercer Island High School ranked among nation’s best high schools | School news

  • May 5, 2016 at 7:00AM

MIHS ranked among nation's Best High Schools

Suzanne Zahr, The Islander to host monthly art and wine events on Mercer Island

  • May 4, 2016 at 2:55PM

Suzanne Zahr's monthly "Art and Wine Tasting" events kick off at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 5 at the SZ Gallery on Mercer Island.

Developer off-base with transportation ideas | Letter

  • May 4, 2016 at 2:41PM

Kemper Freeman has done a wonderful job getting Bellevue to a be a great destination for shopping, dining and living. He is a wonderful philanthropist and a role model for us all. However, he is off-base with his transportation ideas and recommendations.

Mercer Island girls tennis, baseball and boys lacrosse teams register wins | Prep sports briefs

  • May 4, 2016 at 12:28PM

MI girls tennis edges Bellevue, claims second in KingCo

Dreyer lifts Mercer Island over Liberty | Prep boys soccer

  • May 4, 2016 at 12:20PM

With a late goal from Eric Dreyer, the Mercer Island boys soccer team edged Liberty 3-2 Tuesday night at Liberty High School to stay undefeated in KingCo competition.

Sen. Litzow discusses free speech with Mercer Island High School journalism students

  • May 4, 2016 at 12:00PM

A bill that would defend the First Amendment right to free speech for student journalists in Washington state stalled in committee this year, but spurred an interesting discussion at Mercer Island High School.

Commission proposes limiting building height in Mercer Island Town Center

  • Apr 29, 2016 at 12:00AM updated May 4, 2016 at 10:41AM

A different version of this story ran in the May 4 print edition of the Reporter. This story was updated after the May 2 City Council meeting.

Car prowls reported on 90th Avenue Southeast | Mercer Island Police Blotter

  • May 4, 2016 at 9:00AM

The blotter consists of officers' accounts of crimes and other incidents in Mercer Island. Persons arrested are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.

Footloose celebrates 25 years of providing sailing to the disabled

  • May 4, 2016 at 9:00AM

What began as an idea between a small group of three is now a thriving nonprofit celebrating its silver anniversary.

Mercer Island to host reception for city manager candidates | City briefs

  • May 4, 2016 at 12:00AM updated at 10:39AM

City news for Mercer Island.

Bellevue wins rematch against Mercer Island

  • May 3, 2016 at 6:18PM

Bellevue pitcher Madi George goes the distance in the pitching circle against Mercer Island

Mercer Island Open Space board to discuss leash policy on May 19

  • May 3, 2016 at 3:00PM

The Open Space Conservancy Trust board will host a forum on dogs in Pioneer Park as part of its regular meeting at 6 p.m. on May 19 at City Hall.

Eye on MI | Celebrating seniors

  • May 3, 2016 at 2:00PM

Prior to the team's tennis meet against Lake Washington, the Mercer Island girls tennis team celebrated seniors Sarah Sweet, Caroline Hamilton, Fiona Brasfield and Miji Suhr last Thursday at Mercer Island High School.

Mercer Island girls lacrosse making final push before postseason

  • May 3, 2016 at 10:51AM

The captains of the Mercer Island girls lacrosse team made no bones about their goal to make a state-finals run at the beginning of the 2016 season. This year's roster features 16 returners from a team that won eight straight games before dropping its final two contests last season, including a 9-8 loss to Snohomish in the opening round of the state tournament.

Mercer Island’s 77 Central sells for $96 million

  • May 2, 2016 at 5:01PM

One of Mercer Island's high-end five-story apartment buildings, 77 Central, sold for about $96.3 million on April 21, according to a King County deed.

No lead in Mercer Island water, utility says

  • Apr 26, 2016 at 12:00AM updated May 2, 2016 at 2:08PM

After news that lead was found in water samples in Tacoma, and with the effects of 2014's E. coli event still lingering, Mercer Island's Utility Department issued a statement Friday that "the use of lead-based materials has not been discovered on the Island."

With KingCo clinched, Mercer Island thumps Sammamish | Prep boys soccer

  • May 2, 2016 at 12:00AM updated at 12:13PM

Three nights after locking up the 3A KingCo league's top seed with a 3-2 win over Lake Washington, the Mercer Island boys soccer team broke out to score nine goals, hammering Sammamish 9-0 at Mercer Island High School.

Mercer Island boys lacrosse falls to Issaquah, Lake Washington shuts out MI softball | Prep sports briefs

  • May 2, 2016 at 12:10PM

The Mercer Island boys lacrosse team suffered its first loss to a Washington state opponent this season, falling to Issaquah 8-7 Friday night at Issaquah High School.

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