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MIHS earns 2013 Washington Achievement Award for ‘Overall Excellence’

  • Apr 16, 2014 at 12:00PM

Mercer Island High School was named a recipient of the 2013 Washington Achievement Award for ‘Overall Excellence’ Wednesday, April 16 by Washington State Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn and the Washington State Board of Education.

Legal marijuana challenges drug abuse awareness

  • Apr 15, 2014 at 11:15AM

April is Alcohol Awareness Month—a key time for all Islanders to work towards reducing the stigma around seeking help for alcohol abuse. Alcohol addiction can affect both youth and adults and is a treatable disease.

Mercer Island girls tennis, lacrosse earn wins | Prep sports

  • Apr 16, 2014 at 10:50AM

Lacrosse beats Holy Names, tennis wins against Juanita.

‘Cares Oso Much’ fund reaches $21,000

  • Apr 15, 2014 at 3:32PM

Islander and businesswoman, Barb Hovsepian reports that the fund for the victims of the landslide in Oso, Wash., reached $21,410 last weekend.

Eye on MI | Signs of the times

  • Apr 15, 2014 at 3:09PM

Signs concerning everything from yard sales, to films, to fundraisers, to sporting events to political campaigns line the intersection of S.E. 40th Street and Island Crest Way.

Corporate Priorities | Cartoon of the Week

  • Apr 18, 2014 at 12:00PM

View this week's Cartoon of the Week by Jeff Johnson.

Architect who shaped Island, Northwest, dies

  • Apr 15, 2014 at 3:10PM

Robert Hull was a founding partner of The Miller Hull Partnership firm that designed the Mercer Island Community and Events Center.

Young Island artist to hold show at Island library

  • Apr 17, 2014 at 10:00AM

Lakeside School junior has done cover art for books by author Katherine Kirkpatrick.

Senn will run for Legislature

  • Apr 16, 2014 at 10:00AM

A campaign website has been set up for 41st District seat race

Holocaust Remembrance Day programs | Community brief

  • Apr 18, 2014 at 9:00AM

The Washington State Holocaust Education Resource Center will host two Holocaust Remembrance Day programs on April 27. Both are open to the community.

Plastic bag ban begins Tuesday

  • Apr 18, 2014 at 8:00AM

Mercer Island's plastic bag ban takes effect next Tuesday, April 22, on Earth Day.

Like other communities, City may charge fee for costly false alarms

  • Apr 15, 2014 at 3:00PM

City Council considers new policy for false alarms

City Boards and Commission need volunteers

  • Apr 15, 2014 at 4:00PM

Help improve the livability of Mercer Island by getting more involved in your community.

Island police to test new patrol schedule

  • Apr 15, 2014 at 2:46PM

The pilot program will be in effect through December of 2015 when the Police Guild revisits its bargaining agreement.

Developer says condos are not for everyone

  • Apr 16, 2014 at 8:00AM

Townhomes planned for hillside will be 1,900 to 2,200 square feet

Police Blotter | Mercedes stolen

  • Apr 16, 2014 at 2:00PM

A homeowner reported a stolen Toshiba laptop, two missing car keys, a missing house key and a stolen Mercedes.

VFW hall starts work on Patriots Plaza

  • Apr 17, 2014 at 8:00AM

The Island’s VFW Hall, the Keewaydin Clubhouse, is undergoing a facelift complete with a new open-air plaza and a freedom stone commemorating veterans passed.

No on Prop #1

  • Apr 16, 2014 at 10:00AM

The Bellevue Chamber, along with other chambers of commerce in Washington, has advocated persistently for a statewide transportation package.

Transit ‘yes’ vote will not affect progress on state transportation package

  • Apr 15, 2014 at 1:09PM

I could not disagree more strongly with the assertion in the letter by Tom Sulewski, (see next letter) that a Yes vote for Proposition 1 “would undercut momentum that exists in Olympia for a statewide transportation package.”

Rotary Run ‘graffiti’ on trails is unsightly

  • Apr 15, 2014 at 1:08PM

The Mercer Island Rotary Club’s Half Marathon doesn’t make for a good neighbor.

Yes on transit

  • Apr 17, 2014 at 10:00AM

We say vote “yes” for Proposition 1 on the April 22 Special Election ballot due next Tuesday.

School briefs | NYHS students place at state science fair

  • Apr 16, 2014 at 12:00PM

Local Northwest Yeshiva High School juniors, Albert Hanan and Aryel Tucker, were among the more than 500 presenters at the 56th Washington State Science and Engineering Fair held in Bremerton, Wash., earlier this month.

The very best college may not be the right one

  • Apr 16, 2014 at 12:00PM

Yesterday, I received an email from a parent that really forced me to examine my own beliefs about college.

Yes on Prop#1 for transit and roads

  • Apr 15, 2014 at 11:16AM

Voting YES on the Transportation Benefit District ballot measure is critical to preserving bus service, maintaining and improving Mercer Island roads and trails and avoiding worse traffic congestion.

Do crows mourn their dead?

  • Apr 15, 2014 at 6:00PM

Researcher aims to find out if crows hold ‘funerals’ for their dead

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