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2015 | Top 10 names for dogs, cats in King County

  • Jan 4, 2016 at 1:59PM

Using data from nearly 1 million residents in 25 cities and the unincorporated King County communities, the Regional Animal Services of King County partnered with Metropolitan King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn to identify the top 10 names of licensed pets in 2015.

More than 2,000 birds counted by annual watchers

  • Jan 4, 2016 at 11:41AM

Data from the Island count is added to Seattle Audubon’s compilation for the area.

Share your thoughts on Town Center in the new year

  • Jan 1, 2016 at 8:00AM updated Jan 4, 2016 at 9:52AM

Learn more about the progress of the vision process so far, and submit your comments online, at www.mercergov.org/TownCenter.

City to hire interim manager | City briefs

  • Dec 23, 2015 at 6:00AM updated Dec 31, 2015 at 2:16PM

Parking study authorized; Council to discuss 2016 legislative priorities.

Year in Review | Island’s ‘growing pains’ define 2015

  • Dec 30, 2015 at 7:00AM updated Dec 31, 2015 at 9:28AM

Obstacles and opportunities, some continuing from this past year, await MI in 2016.

State troopers to be out in force for New Year's Eve DUI patrol | More than 1,200 impaired drivers arrested since Thanksgiving

  • Dec 30, 2015 at 3:50PM

If you choose to drive while impaired this holiday weekend, the Washington State Patrol is committed to making sure you are arrested and successfully prosecuted.

Eye on MI | Snow-capped mountains

  • Dec 30, 2015 at 2:45PM

Views of both the snowy Olympic and Cascade ranges can be seen from Aubrey Davis Park on Mercer Island.

Hal Sparks and Andy Hendrickson | Standup Roundup, New Year's Eve edition

  • Dec 30, 2015 at 2:06PM

The year 2015 is coming to a close and the Eastside's comedy clubs plan to end it with belly laughs. Laughs Comedy Spot and Parlor Live both have New Year's Eve shows Thursday night, featuring Andy Hendrickson and Hal Sparks respectively.

2015 Sports Wrap | Mercer Island wins it twice and then some

  • Dec 29, 2015 at 8:00AM updated Dec 30, 2015 at 10:41AM

A look back at the triumphs and heartaches of the past year.

No injuries after shots fired in Town Center

  • Dec 29, 2015 at 1:00PM updated at 4:13PM

MIPD obtains handgun and transports suspect to Harborview after hearing gunshots near S.E. 32nd Street.

‘Rockndoc’ lands on the Rock

  • Dec 30, 2015 at 11:00AM

“Chiropractor to the Stars” relocates to Mercer Island.

MIPD locates stolen Auburn Police SUV on West Mercer Way

  • Dec 28, 2015 at 10:00AM updated Dec 29, 2015 at 11:54AM

The black and white 2012 Chevy Tahoe was found around 8:15 a.m. at an abandoned construction site on Mercer Island.

Make Sound Transit demonstrate capacity | Letters to the Editor

  • Dec 30, 2015 at 8:00AM

Sound Transit should be required to expedite modifying outer roadway; politicians, media out of touch with concerns.

Mercer Island murder mystery: A new look at an old case

  • Dec 29, 2015 at 2:00PM

Tom Hitzroth, Chair of the City of Redmond Landmarks Commission, will share the results of his personal detective work on an old Mercer Island case.

Police Blotter | Storage lockers damaged at Island Square apartments

  • Dec 29, 2015 at 6:00AM

MIPD responds to cases of burglary, theft and prowling from Dec. 17-22.

Decision could avert dueling carbon measures in 2016

  • Dec 28, 2015 at 2:00PM

Backers of a carbon tax measure have spent months gathering signatures needed to earn a spot on the 2016 ballot. Now they may not turn them in because the content of a competing initiative polls better.

Cartoon of the Week | Happy New Year?

  • Dec 29, 2015 at 12:00PM

Frank Shiers Jr.'s editorial comic, week of Dec. 30, 2015.

Santa's Lists | Cartoon of the Week

  • Dec 21, 2015 at 2:00PM updated Dec 28, 2015 at 1:28PM

Frank Shiers Jr.'s editorial comic, week of Dec. 23, 2015.

The best of the best from Platinum Judging | Great Northwest Wine

  • Dec 28, 2015 at 11:00AM

In Wine Press Northwest's latest issue (which went to subscribers in time for Christmas), the longtime regional wine magazine released the results of its 16th annual Platinum Judging.

That top is so last year... and that was a good thing at Eco Fashion Week

  • Dec 22, 2015 at 2:32PM

Eco Fashion Week founder Myriam Laroche combined forces with Bellevue-based Value Village to showcase exactly how everyday people can integrate secondhand clothing into their closet — or repurpose existing items to create completely original pieces.

Homes red-tagged for landslide damage

  • Dec 22, 2015 at 6:00AM updated at 9:40AM

Residents at S.E. 46th Street were told to move for safety reasons.

VFW working to make a happy holiday season for many

  • Dec 23, 2015 at 2:00PM

Local Post 5670 donates $1,000 in QFC gift certificates to MIYFS;.

Police Blotter | Bonney Lake woman confronted for stealing packages

  • Dec 22, 2015 at 7:00AM

MIPD responds to cases of theft, mischief and fraud from Dec. 5-9.

Twelve days of Solemates

  • Dec 22, 2015 at 2:00PM

Island’s senior walking group closes out 2015 with a local stroll and party.

Train for your captain’s license | Marine Patrol will offer specialized courses in February

  • Dec 24, 2015 at 12:00PM

The Mercer Island Police Department (MIPD) Marine Patrol unit will be hosting two courses in February at the Mercer Island Community and Event Center (MICEC).

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