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Mercer Island girls water polo fourth at regional tournament | Prep sports briefs

  • May 24, 2016 at 10:30AM

The Mercer Island girls water polo team earned a fourth-place finish at the Region I tournament, which took place May 20 and 21 at Rogers High School in Puyallup.

Islander girls tie for fifth at district championships | Prep track and field

  • May 23, 2016 at 12:00AM updated at 1:21PM

The Mercer Island girls track and field team tied for fifth place at the 3A SeaKing district championships, which took place May 18-20 at Southwest Athletic Complex in Seattle.

State troopers dedicate memorial to fallen in Bellevue

  • May 23, 2016 at 1:01PM

Family members and friends of nine state troopers gathered in Bellevue on May 20 to help the Washington State Patrol dedicate a memorial to their fallen brethren.

Mercer Island boys, girls win doubles titles at district tourney | Prep tennis

  • May 23, 2016 at 11:20AM

Mercer Island boys and girls doubles teams took home district titles at the 3A SeaKing district championships May 17 and 18 at Lower Woodland Park.

Season ends at regionals for defending state champion Islanders | Prep baseball

  • May 21, 2016 at 12:00AM updated May 23, 2016 at 10:47AM

Mercer Island's bid for a state championship repeat came to an end in the Islanders' regional matchup against Southridge Saturday in Kelso.

Eastside Catholic eliminates defending champs Mercer Island from state tournament | Prep boys lacrosse

  • May 23, 2016 at 10:02AM

Getting four goals apiece from Joey Matte and James Wehe, Eastside Catholic eliminated defending Division I champion Mercer Island from state tournament competition Friday at Eastside Catholic High School.

Characters file for open seats | Cartoon

  • May 20, 2016 at 3:00PM

Characters file for open seats | Cartoon Characters file

Mercer Island sends five to state meet | Prep girls golf

  • May 20, 2016 at 12:56PM

The Mercer Island girls golf team saw all five of its district qualifiers earn state tournament berths at the 3A SeaKing district championships Monday at Riverbend Golf Course in Kent.

Mercer Island man charged with dealing child rape videos online

  • May 20, 2016 at 12:15PM

A Mercer Island man was arrested Wednesday on child pornography charges, following a search of his million-dollar home on Southeast 78th Street.

Voting: a democratic privilege we should protect | Letter

  • May 20, 2016 at 12:00PM

The right, and the power, of voting is a bedrock of our democracy. But a small group of Mercer Island citizens backing private development on public parkland is encouraging citizens not only to refrain from voting, but to prevent others from voting.

Mercer Island participates in ‘Bike Everywhere Day’

  • May 20, 2016 at 10:15AM

May is "Bike Everywhere Month" around Puget Sound, and today is "Bike to Work Day" or "Bike Everywhere Day," as proclaimed by the Cascade Bicycle Club.

Eye on MI | Mercer Island seniors serve over 10,000 hours

  • May 20, 2016 at 9:00AM

Twenty-two National Charity League, Inc. high school seniors from Mercer Island's Lake Washington Chapter were celebrated at a senior recognition event on May 1.

Protect our Parks playing on Islanders’ fear | Letter

  • May 20, 2016 at 8:00AM

I get it. It's a strategy. To divert attention from facts you play on fear. Recent TV ads created by Protect Our Parks (POP) proponents, funded by a Kent-based political action committee are a prime example.

Everyone deserves good mental health | Mercer Island Forum

  • May 20, 2016 at 7:00AM

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and Mercer Island Youth and Family Services (MIYFS) points out that each year, millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental health condition.

Why two performing arts centers? | Letter

  • May 19, 2016 at 4:00PM

Sixteen years ago when the city of Mercer Island was revamping our civic facilities, a great deal of discussion and debate centered on what citizens' needs and desires were. The old Mercer View Elementary School served as our community center and the "multipurpose room" served as the place where on-Island performances were presented.

MICA will strengthen park as community gathering place | Letter

  • May 19, 2016 at 2:00PM

I love Mercerdale Park — yes I do! I believe the Mercer Island Center for the Arts (MICA) will strengthen our sense of Mercerdale Park as a community gathering place. I love how Mercerdale Park anchors our Sunday Farmers Market, our Summer Music in the Park, our Summer Celebration and our Mercer Island Thrift Shop. I believe MICA will further cement the idea of Mercerdale Park being the center of Mercer Island's soul. MICA will be a creative partner to help define us as a small city, not only for our youth but also for all ages to enjoy.

Rotary Club announces Islanders of the Month for May

  • May 19, 2016 at 1:00PM

The Rotary Club named Mercer Island High School seniors Amy Lapp and Ben Berejka its Islanders of the Month for May.

Mercer Island series continues: Impact of racial stereotypes in everyday life

  • May 19, 2016 at 12:00PM

Growing up as an American-born Chinese, I've always felt strongly that people of color deserve to be treated with the same respect as our white counterparts.

Islander comes home to open new massage practice

  • May 19, 2016 at 12:00AM updated at 10:42AM

Islander Maria Toro has expanded her massage practice, Le Guerisseur — which was voted "Best in Seattle" by Allure Magazine in 2010 — from Queen Anne to the Key Bank building on Mercer Island.

Learn more about parks petition at Mercer Island Rotary meeting

  • May 19, 2016 at 10:00AM

Mercer Island Rotary will hear representatives from two citizens' groups — Peter Struck from Concerned Citizens for Mercer Island Parks (CCMIP) and Robynne Parkinson from Support MI Parks and Arts — speak about the pros and cons of the "Protect Our Parks" (POP) petition at its May 24 meeting.

Mercer Island boys soccer, boys LAX win state tourney openers | Prep sports briefs

  • May 18, 2016 at 11:49AM

MI boys lacrosse wins state tourney opener

Lake Sammamish rallies past Islanders in state semis | Prep girls lacrosse

  • May 18, 2016 at 11:01AM

Lake Sammamish scores six unanswered goals in second half to pull away

Mercer Island council extends city manager recruitment process

  • May 18, 2016 at 10:49AM

The Mercer Island City Council announced at Monday's meeting that it has formally declined to offer employment to any one of the four finalists for the vacant city manager position.

Mercer Island School Board finds itself not in compliance with conflict of interest policy

  • May 18, 2016 at 8:00AM

With a 3-1 vote, Mercer Island School Board members found their group out of compliance with a portion of the policy regarding board member conflict of interest.

Westbound I-90 to close this weekend | Mercer Island City Briefs

  • May 18, 2016 at 8:00AM

Westbound I-90 to close this weekend

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