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Community Calendar | Local kindergarten registration begins

  • Jan 12, 2016 at 12:00PM

A look at the events happening around the Island in the coming week and beyond.

MIPA Preschool Fair set for Jan. 23 | School briefs

  • Jan 12, 2016 at 10:56AM

Representatives from various Island programs on hand at fair; Kindergarten registration begins Jan. 20.

Morris announces he’ll go pro

  • Jan 5, 2016 at 2:00PM updated Jan 11, 2016 at 3:52PM

Former Mercer Island soccer standout Jordan Morris announced Tuesday afternoon via Twitter he’ll forego his senior season at Stanford to pursue a professional soccer career.

Council passes transportation impact fees

  • Jan 11, 2016 at 2:12PM

New restaurants and retail will not have to pay, though city will 'backfill' from other public funds.

MI wrestling tops Bellevue in double dual

  • Jan 11, 2016 at 3:07PM

Islanders also host Chief Sealth, Franklin and Rainier Beach.

Islanders collapse late, fall to Kangs | Prep boys basketball

  • Jan 9, 2016 at 2:00PM updated Jan 10, 2016 at 2:11PM

Two free throws from Sam Linsky lift Lake Washington over Mercer Island

Mercer Island improves to 11-0, beats Lake Washington | Prep girls basketball

  • Jan 9, 2016 at 2:25PM

Luce, Krause each score 14 in Islanders’ win over Kangs.

New Bright Horizons on Mercer Island to host grand opening

  • Jan 11, 2016 at 6:00AM

Early education and preschool center had soft opening in November.

Don't Miss: Celtic Nights

  • Jan 9, 2016 at 4:00AM

A musical production that captures the essence of Ireland's history and folklore.

Don't Miss: The Backcountry Film Festival

  • Jan 8, 2016 at 12:43PM

Featuring nine short films, the 11th annual Backcountry Film Festival showcases a mix of professional and grassroots productions.

Sex trafficking website, organization shut down by law enforcement

  • Jan 7, 2016 at 1:45PM

Law enforcement officials announced today that an organization of self-identified sex soliciting “hobbyists” who called themselves “The League” and sex trafficking site they frequented were raided and shut down this week in the culmination of a months-long, country-wide investigation.

City hires interim manager

  • Jan 6, 2016 at 12:00PM updated Jan 7, 2016 at 11:27AM

Former Development Services Director Steve Lancaster to return for six months.

MI girls rout Sammamish | Prep girls basketball

  • Jan 7, 2016 at 11:24AM

The Mercer Island girls basketball team improved to 10-0 with a 76-17 blowout win over Sammamish Wednesday night at MIHS.

New year, new faces on City Council

  • Jan 5, 2016 at 11:00AM updated Jan 6, 2016 at 12:56PM

Dave Wisenteiner and Wendy Weiker are sworn in for the first time alongside incumbents Bruce Bassett and Debbie Bertlin, who were picked for the Council's top leadership positions.

City to offer classes for seniors

  • Jan 8, 2016 at 7:00AM

Classes begin today, Jan. 6, and continue into spring.

City sets 2016 legislative priorities

  • Jan 5, 2016 at 11:11AM

Education funding will be main focus heading into short session.

Mercer Island throttles Sammamish | Prep boys basketball

  • Jan 6, 2016 at 12:07PM

The Mercer Island boys basketball team returned to KingCo league play in dominating fashion, beating Sammamish 77-45 Tuesday night at MIHS.

Islanders send care packages to refugee families

  • Jan 6, 2016 at 3:00PM

Volunteers send 40 baby carriers to Carry the Future.

Islander opens Seattle consignment store

  • Jan 7, 2016 at 8:00AM

Furniture store opened on Dec. 4 in Columbia City.

Mercer Island sixth at Cardinal Classic | Prep wrestling

  • Jan 5, 2016 at 3:00PM

The Mercer Island wrestling team took home a sixth-place finish at the 42nd annual Cardinal Classic wrestling tournament Saturday, Jan. 2 at Franklin Pierce High School in Tacoma.

MICA has too many unknowns | Letters to the Editor

  • Jan 7, 2016 at 7:00AM

It is time that the city offer full, honest disclosure regarding MICA. There remain too many unanswered contradictions.

MI building codes weak on landslide prevention | Letters to the Editor

  • Jan 6, 2016 at 1:00PM

Antiquated codes allow water from roof runoff to be captured and discharged near landslide prone areas and steep slopes; Remaining green areas in Town Center are valuable.

MICA getting a deal from city | Letters to the Editor

  • Jan 5, 2016 at 1:02PM

Organizations are being cut deals that the average citizen cannot avail for themselves; Another perspective on Bicentennial Park.

Police Blotter | Mailboxes damaged on East Mercer Way

  • Jan 6, 2016 at 7:00AM

MIPD also responds to assault, prowling and theft from Dec. 25-30.

The joys of hitting pre-holiday slopes | On snow

  • Jan 6, 2016 at 12:00PM

Going in early December has many merits: pre-season pricing, no crowds, lower lodging costs and more availability, terrific holiday lighting and lots of holiday spirit.

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