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Light speed

  • Jan 27, 2009 at 11:00AM updated Jan 28, 2009 at 9:29AM

Headlights paint red and white streaks across the East Channel Bridge of Interstate 90 on Mercer Island, Wednesday, Jan. 21.

Gaffney returns to team

  • Jan 27, 2009 at 11:00AM updated Jan 28, 2009 at 9:27AM

Mercer Island sophomore Vanessa Gaffney competed in her first meet of the year on Thursday, as Mercer Island placed second behind host team Inglemoor with 142.3 points and beat Juanita. Gaffney’s best event was vault, where she took second with an 8.7.

Mercer Island schools: 20 percent more students by 2025

  • Jan 27, 2009 at 11:00AM updated Jan 28, 2009 at 9:24AM

After years of decline, the number of students expected to attend Island public schools is predicted to grow once again.

MISD revisits private school credit, grade policies | MIHS parents dismayed with new off-campus policy

  • Jan 27, 2009 at 11:00AM updated Jan 28, 2009 at 9:22AM

Dozens of Mercer Island High School parents, propelled by an administrative decision to change the school’s off-campus credit policy, gathered to protest the move at last week’s School Board meeting.

This Week on Mercer Island

  • Jan 27, 2009 at 11:00AM updated Jan 28, 2009 at 9:21AM

Karate West Training Centers of Mercer Island is offering special classes and information to help kids avoid trouble. Karate West is placing its 5 Step Defense program on its Web site and will conduct a special free seminar on safety between noon and 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 31, at its school in Sammamish, 3310 E. Lk. Samm. Pkwy. S.E. For more go to

Unemployment rising fast throughout the state

  • Jan 27, 2009 at 11:00AM updated Jan 28, 2009 at 9:20AM

The state’s unemployment rate jumped to 7.1 percent in December, marking a 13-percent rise over the previous month and the largest increase for that time span since 1976.

Over the counter drugs can poison

  • Jan 27, 2009 at 11:00AM updated Jan 28, 2009 at 9:19AM

The Washington Poison Center (WAPC) recorded more than 76,000 cases of humans and animals exposed to toxic substances in 2008.

Mercer Island Police Blotter | Jan. 28

  • Jan 27, 2009 at 11:00AM updated Jan 28, 2009 at 9:18AM

An 81-year-old woman reported that $11,075 worth of jewelry was stolen from her residence on Dec. 24. According to the police report, the victim suspects that her former roommate, a 76-year-old male, stole the goods, which included three crystal animals, a jewelry box and a diamond/emerald necklace.

Inauguration was unforgettable

  • Jan 27, 2009 at 4:52PM

Tawny Lindquist, a P.E. teacher at Lakeridge Elementary, travelled more than 2,400 miles with her 7-year-old daughter to watch Sen. Barack Obama become the 44th president of the United States on Jan. 20. The experience was one that neither Lindquist nor her daughter, Harriet Siqueland, will ever forget.

A dozen Islanders reach Eagle rank, projects benefit city

  • Jan 27, 2009 at 4:51PM

A total of 12 scouts from Mercer Island earned the rank of Eagle Scout in 2009. The scouts donated approximately 1,700 hours to the community doing projects such as: removing garbage from a campsite at Mt. Rainier, initiating a boating safety information card, moving an exhibit at Woodland Park Zoo, a basic First Aid to Teens video, park clean-up after winter storms, and a health effects of sugar presentation at Garfield Community Center. Mercer Island Parks benefited with trailhead plantings, new landscaping at the Community Center, erosion control measures at Parkwood Ridge Trail, new sand play area at Clark Beach Park, stairs at Groveland Park and dog poo pick-up bags at Luther Burbank Park. At $10/hour, this saved the community $17,000 in 2009.

State dive champ takes talents into swim lanes

  • Jan 27, 2009 at 4:50PM

The Mercer Island boys swim team destroyed two more opponents this week, including 4A school Lake Washington on Jan. 20, and Roosevelt, Friday.

Parents up in arms over unified Islander booster club proposal

  • Jan 27, 2009 at 4:49PM

A number of parents gathered to discuss the proposal of a unified Mercer Island High School booster club on Jan. 15, with Title IX education equity consultant Linda Mangle leading the discussion. Yet Mangle did not get far in her presentation before parents jumped in to challenge her point.

Mercer Island Rotary run registration is open now

  • Jan 27, 2009 at 4:48PM

Registration is now open for the annual Mercer Island Rotary Run Half Marathon, to benefit colon cancer research and early detection.

District rethinks need for leased space

  • Jan 27, 2009 at 4:48PM

Superintendent Gary Plano has reconsidered his “preliminary indication” that the School District would need to recapture the North Mercer campus, thereby evicting Pixie Hill Preschool and Little Acorn Day School from the premises. As of Jan. 20, the MISD superintendent maintains that “there is a very strong likelihood — over 90 percent — that we will no longer need the North Mercer space.”

More chances to hear about Sound Transit East Link EIS

  • Jan 27, 2009 at 4:48PM

Islanders who were unable to attend the Sound Transit open house on Jan. 27 on Mercer Island have a couple more chances to find out more about the project.

TV’s soon to be ex-bachelor will stay on Eastside

  • Jan 20, 2009 at 12:47PM

Jason Mesnick has been asked about heartache before.

On the Crest of Comedy | MIHS grads bring Island school into New York limelight

  • Jan 13, 2009 at 2:19PM

Mercer Island High School graduates Alex Ricciardi and Adam Goodman have brought a piece of their past to the big screen.

Mercer Island girls beat Mount Si 70-60

  • Jan 21, 2009 at 9:00PM updated Jan 22, 2009 at 2:02PM

Mercer Island: Reliable power to south end could require slashing a few trees

  • Jan 20, 2009 at 11:00AM updated Jan 22, 2009 at 12:04PM

The Mercer Island City Council will once again discuss a Puget Sound Energy (PSE) plan to bury electricity distribution lines along S.E. 68th Street, thereby reducing the length of power outages on the South end.

Mercer Island Community Calendar | Jan. 21

  • Jan 20, 2009 at 1:00PM updated Jan 21, 2009 at 4:26PM

Island Books Readings: “Peace Corpse,” Charles B. Neff, 7 p.m., Jan. 21. “Edges of Bounty: Adventures in the Edible Valley,” William Emery and Scott Squire: 7 p.m., Jan. 28. 3014 78th Ave. S.E. 232-6920.

Mercer Island wrestling remains unbeaten in league

  • Jan 20, 2009 at 11:00AM updated Jan 21, 2009 at 9:18AM

The Mercer Island wrestling team will have a big meet on Jan. 29 when they take on Inglemoor and Woodinville at Bothell High School. The meet could determine the regular season 3A KingCo champion, but all involved have to get there undefeated — including the Islanders.

Youth comes alive for boys against Liberty

  • Jan 20, 2009 at 11:00AM updated at 4:09PM

The learning curve for the Mercer Island boys basketball team this season has been sharp. Only three players had varsity experience entering this season and even their minutes were limited last year. But the rise of the underclassmen and the leadership provided by those with experience has led the Islanders to a 4-1 in-league record, and the team is still in the race for the KingCo title. That education for the young players continued on Friday when Mercer Island beat Liberty, 58-38, to take sole possession of second place in the division.

Climbing the Seven Summits | A.C. Sherpa sets his sights on humanitarian aid

  • Jan 20, 2009 at 11:00AM updated at 4:07PM

Summiting the world’s highest mountains on each of the seven continents is more than just another goal for Ang Chhiring Sherpa, of Mercer Island. It is the means to his greatest ambition: helping his native Nepalese people, one-third of whom live below the poverty line.

Six vie for King County elections director job

  • Jan 20, 2009 at 11:00AM updated at 3:46PM

Six candidates for King County elections director squared off in a debate on Thursday, vying for the right to head a department historically plagued by mistakes.

2001 MIHS grad Austin is Navy pilot

  • Jan 20, 2009 at 11:00AM updated at 3:45PM

Michael Austin, a 2001 Mercer Island High School graduate, recently completed Navy pilot training and earned his wings of gold on Dec. 19, 2008.

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