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How to pay for Luther Burbank

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:12PM

Instead of asking citizens to renew the expiring levy for Luther Burbank Park, city officials plan to develop a list of needed park improvements and ask voters to approve it next year.

Governance main focus of school board retreat

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:12PM

The Mercer Island School Board convened at the Bellevue Harbor Club, looking over picturesque Lake Washington from the Symetra Financial Center’s 25th floor, for their annual board retreat last week.

Radow is president of MIEA

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:12PM

Members of the Washington Education Association elected former Mercer Island High School teacher Mary Lindquist to a two-year term as president last week. Lindquist is currently president of the Mercer Island Education Association (MIEA) and the WEA Sammamish Council. She officially begins as WEA president at their headquarters in Federal Way on July 1.

I-90 car chase rips up Island parks

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:12PM

A car chase involving the State Patrol that caused at least three accidents last Friday afternoon, left I-90 and ripped through the Town Center, tearing up Mercerdale Park and the Park on the Lid, before returning to the highway.

Mercer Island wildlife

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:12PM

Fourth of July: Police oficer hits pedestrian, firefighters respond to minor incidents

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:12PM

On Wednesday July 4, 2007, at approximately 8:16pm, a Mercer Island Police Officer was driving his patrol car when he was involved in a vehicle/pedestrian accident at the intersection of Island Crest Way and North Mercer Way on Mercer Island.

School time for MIHS Bridges to be cut

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:12PM

The curriculum at Mercer Island High School is always in flux,adapting to learning requirements and the needs of students. Most are done with little fanfare. But when the Bridges Advisory program at the high school was proposed, it ignited a firestorm.

Money and politics

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:12PM

As the fall election closes in, City Council candidates are gearing up for their campaigns, soliciting contributions, putting out yard signs and placing the advertisements needed to get recognized.

Design Commission hears PEAK proposal

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:11PM

After months of speculation and controversy, the Boys and Girls Club presented the initial design for the PEAK project to the Design Commission last Wednesday.

Fourth of July: Police officer hits pedestrian, firefighters respond to minor incidents

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:11PM

On Wednesday July 4, 2007, at approximately 8:16pm, a Mercer Island Police Officer was driving his patrol car when he was involved in a vehicle/pedestrian accident at the intersection of Island Crest Way and North Mercer Way on Mercer Island.

Addresse unknown: Councilman Sven Goldmanis’ Island residency is unclear

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:11PM

In a highly unusual move, Mayor Bryan Cairns, served a legal notice to Councilmember Sven Goldmanis last month during a Mercer Island City Council meeting. The notice was to officially inform Goldmanis that he was in violation of city building codes regarding work being performed at a Mercer Island condo.

Celebrating summer

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:11PM

District to enroll 43 from off-Island

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:11PM

Superintendent Cyndy Simms revealed the number of students accepted for 2007 open enrollment during the Mercer Island School Board’s year-end meeting last week. The special enrollment policy, which lets a set number of children from off the Island attend district schools, was approved as a means to counter the current decline in students (a drop of nearly 100 in two years).

First steps toward Shorewood Condos

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:11PM

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Immigration initiative fails to reach ballot for second time

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:11PM

A statewide initiative spearheaded by an Island resident that would have prohibited government agencies from aiding illegal immigrants did not get enough signatures to make the November ballot.

Young solicitors may pose a new type of fraud

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:11PM

Residents living near the library and high school came together last week to spread the news of a scam taking place in the neighborhood.

Swashbucklers on parade

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:11PM

“Know how hot it is, matey, in 85-degree weather wearin’ leather vest, boots and belts, sword-fightin’ and crackin’ whips? Even sunscreen 240 ain’t enough,” said one Seattle Knights pirate in a break at last weekend’s 17th annual Summer Celebration!

Medical jets to fly over Island

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:11PM

While an air ambulance landing at Renton Airport may have awakened some South end residents in the middle of the night last week, airport officials stated summer repairs being done at Boeing Field will not cause the same amount of air traffic as last summer.

Students serve up a very tasty project: MIHS seniors lauch Lucky Corn at Summer Celebration!

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:11PM

While most teenagers were enjoying precious hours of late-morning sleep, Mercer Island High School seniors George Gebben and Austin Frazier spent the first weeks of summer break up at dawn sweating over the kettle.

MaryMargaret Welch pulls out of Mercer Island School Board race

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:10PM

MaryMargaret Welch has pulled out of the race for Pos. 3 in the Mercer Island School Board race, leaving board incumbent and candidate for re-election, Lisa Strauch Eggers, unopposed. Welch, the dean of academics at Eastside Catholic High School announced the news last week, and said she was withdrawing for personal reasons.

Seattle to Portland 21 times

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:10PM

Long-time Mercer Island resident Tom Jacobs took part in his 21st Group Health Seattle to Portland (STP) Bicycle Classic July 14 and 15.

Islanders help govern highly regarded BCC

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:10PM

Three of the five Bellevue Community College Board of Trustee members are Islanders; an impressive ratio considering that Washington’s biggest community college — rated as one of the best in America — has little connection with Mercer Island.

Councilmember ignores building codes

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:10PM

Councilmember Sven Goldmanis has been fined by the city of Mercer Island for failing to comply with building code requirements at the condo he owns on 80th Avenue S.E. Goldmanis has also been ordered by the city of Bellevue to stop work on another condo he owns near S.E. 8th Street in Bellevue.

So many colors to choose from

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:10PM

Board quiet on Simms’ contract

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:10PM

After two consecutive years of renewing Mercer Island Superintendent Cyndy Simms’ contract, the School Board has taken no action this year to retain her beyond 2009.

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