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Mercer Island Reporter owner sold to Canadian media chain

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:28PM

Peter Horvitz, publisher of King County Journal Newspapers, announced Wednesday that his family has agreed to sell the company to a Canadian publishing company for an undisclosed amount.

Field of memories

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:28PM

They come as they have for more than 30 years, meeting at 10 a.m. every Thanksgiving Day morning — without the prompting of phone calls and e-mails.

CCMV celebrates first year

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:28PM

Downstairs, a young couple breaks a sweat using the weight machines in the fitness room. The music in their headphones provides a rhythm to their workout as they watch the news on the two televisions hanging from the ceiling. Across the hall, teenagers lob basketballs in the gym while they loosen up before a pick-up game.

Ice, snow force school closures for two days

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:28PM

How can a school district issue a “snow day” when little to no snow covers the ground?

Insurance fraud cases not a priority

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:28PM

A surprising number of people don’t think making a false insurance claim is a big deal. In fact, one out of 10 adults surveyed would commit insurance fraud if they knew they would get away with it, a study by Progressive Insurance determined in 2001. One out of four Americans believe that committing insurance fraud is an acceptable practice, according to the Puget Sound Special Investigator’s Web site.

Making their lists

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:28PM

It is an ambitious list. Equal opportunities for girls and boys in sports. More foreign language courses at Islander Middle School. Better enforcement of district drug and alcohol policies. Address concerns with math and science curricula. These and more came up on a list of parent concerns at a Community Forum hosted by the Mercer Island School Board last week.

Students to visit ‘Bodies’ exhibit

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:28PM

Seventh-graders at Islander Middle School are scheduled to take a field trip to see The Bodies exhibit Dec. 19 as part of their science curriculum.

Albertson’s named Business of the Year

  • Dec 13, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Nov 24, 2008 at 4:28PM

For its charitable mindset and ongoing support of local service organizations, the Mercer Island Chamber of Commerce named Albertson’s the 2006 Business of the Year.

District loses special ed lawsuit

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:27PM

The Mercer Island School District may be forced to pay more than $100,000 for failing to provide proper special education to a dyslexic student, according to a recent federal court decision.

Wellness Policy may make students’ school store ill-equipped to compete

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:27PM

As the Mercer Island High School student-run store phases out older products in favor of healthier items, students and teachers alike wonder what may happen to the store.

PEAK could postpone High School remodeling project

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:27PM

A top Mercer Island School District administrator has recommended postponing the high school remodeling project until PEAK plans are finalized.

Island crane operator applies new device for inspections

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:27PM

A renewed emphasis on crane safety has been a long time coming for James Amphlett, a Mercer Island native, crane operator and business owner.

Winds of destruction

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:27PM

By the time the lights went out across the Island on Thursday and began returning on Monday, more than 440 calls had been made to the city’s emergency operations center, with city staff clocking in over 14,000 man hours and inspecting nearly 60 damaged structures.

Signs of life

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:27PM

Tinged with the smoke from hundreds of fireplaces, the sky over Mercer Island late Saturday afternoon was grey and melancholy. The Island was largely silent and still with just the sound of an occasional generator or the unmistakable whine of a chain saw to break the silence. But there were signs of life. After a couple of cold dark days inside, people had come out to walk their dogs, to shop, and begin cleaning up. At street corners, homemade signs appeared advertising cleanup services. A couple of dozen hardy teens braved the chill at the skate park.

Schools cope with storm damage

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:27PM

Mercer Island School District employees had their hands full cleaning up debris, assessing damages, running an emergency shelter and preparing for a return to school during the power outage that started with a major wind storm last Thursday night.

The cleanest water around

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:27PM

The one thing Islanders could rely on with certainty during the power outage was the presence of clean running water. And according to published reports, it is some of the cleanest water in the region.

Emergency shelter offers heat, diversion

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:27PM

As many as 100 Mercer Islanders found warmth, hot food and respite at West Mercer Elementary’s emergency shelter last Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Staffed by the City, the emergency center became the Island’s 24-hour drop-in for those seeking warmth, light, storm recovery updates — and neighbors with whom to exchange stories.

Storm Central: City leaves nothing to chance

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:26PM

Every day since the storm began, City Manager Rich Conrad has driven his SUV around the Island. Not just once a day, but three times and perhaps four.

Private schools had little damage, students return: Some students were still without power

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:26PM

Students returned to school around the Island gradually last week, some returning for just one day before winter break.

PSE numbers omit longer outages

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:26PM

J. Jacob Edel
Mercer Island Reporter

Governor proposes $155 million for math and science education

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:26PM

Gov. Christine Gregoire has proposed spending almost $155 million on math and science education for Washington students.

Damaged trees need a second look: Leaning or damaged trees should be assessed, select trimmers carefully

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:26PM

While hundreds of trees fell to the ground during the 60-plus mph winds that gusted through the Island last week, countless still remain standing tall.

2006 Island year in review

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:26PM

Reporter staff

Blackout hurts Island businesses

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:26PM

North end businesses on the Island saw their busiest shopping days grind to an abrupt halt with the storm that left the community without electricity for days.

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