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Tent City bingo

  • Sep 24, 2008 at 8:00AM updated at 1:35PM

Tent City 4 resident Viree Warnerf, far right, plays bingo at Tent City as children Anna Bolger (white shirt), Georgia Mattox (striped tank top), Isabel Bolger (middle), Paige Brandon (standing in back, white shirt) and Tent City resident, Jamie, far left, check the results.

Early balloting: Making sense of elections for young readers

  • Sep 24, 2008 at 9:42AM

In 2004, during the last presidential election, I was teaching kindergarten in Philadelphia. When a boy walked into my classroom one morning in October wearing a giant, star-spangled pin bearing a candidate’s name, I immediately knew what we would be discussing during circle time.

Golf loses by two strokes to defending 4A KingCo champs | Young Mercer Island golfers perform under pressure

  • Sep 24, 2008 at 9:34AM

The Mercer Island boys golf team has dominated during the past three years, including one state, two league and two district titles. On Thursday, the Islanders went up against their 4A twin in Woodinville, the defending 4A KingCo champions. Despite a good effort from a young Islander team, the loss by just two strokes, 178-180, makes a third league title an uphill battle.

Mercer Island: Citizen advisory committee to mull fate of Island Crest Way and Merrimount

  • Sep 23, 2008 at 4:58PM

A group of Islanders to be selected by the mayor will now deliberate the fate of the very crucial and dangerous intersection at Island Crest Way and Merrimount Drive.

D.A.R.E. program likely to end Mercer Island drug and alcohol resistance program said to be statistically ineffective

  • Sep 24, 2008 at 12:00AM

The Island’s D.A.R.E. program is facing a dead-end street. City leaders are thinking about abandoning the decades-old program that statistically has failed to prevent alcohol and drug abuse among Island teens.

Reed reworks primary elections

  • May 7, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Sep 23, 2008 at 2:37PM

During a tour of several local communities, Secretary of State Sam Reed spoke to students at Northwest Yeshiva High School last Thursday and visited the Reporter to talk about election changes for Washington voters. Reed discussed the move toward replacing polls with mail-in ballots, rescheduling the primary in August and the Supreme Court’s late decision concerning the top-two primary. As a result, this year’s primary election will be the third different type since 2003. Reed also talked about his responsibility in cleaning up the list of voters since the governor’s election recount in 2004.

Class of 1958 celebrates 50th reunion

  • Sep 17, 2008 at 12:00PM updated Sep 23, 2008 at 12:50PM

Fifty years after leaving Mercer Island High School, alumni from the Class of 1958 — the first class to graduate from MIHS — walked the school’s hallways once again.

Islanders crushed by Liberty, 35-14

  • Sep 20, 2008 at 9:39AM

Mercer Island Reporter Letters to the Editor | Aug. 27

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 11:00AM updated Sep 18, 2008 at 4:16PM

The purpose of the proposed tolling of the SR-520 and I-90 floating bridges is to raise money to build a new 520 bridge for travel from the Eastside to Seattle.

Tent City not instigated by outsiders

  • Aug 13, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Sep 18, 2008 at 4:12PM

I do not live on Mercer Island and I do not belong to the Mercer Island United Methodist Church. I have, however, been reading the Tent City coverage on your online blog. The lies and misinformation being posted in letters are appalling, and I felt I must comment.

Trashing election signs

  • Sep 3, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Sep 18, 2008 at 4:05PM


School District’s 2020 Vision to define what students need now

  • Sep 10, 2008 at 2:00PM updated Sep 18, 2008 at 3:59PM

It’s a new year in the Mercer Island School District, and I am pleased and honored to be serving in the role of Superintendent — my first official year in this position. Your School Board and I are excited about the year ahead and eager to share the excitement we feel as we embark, once again, on this wonderful journey of educating students for the 21st century.

By air or by sea

  • Sep 17, 2008 at 2:00PM updated Sep 18, 2008 at 12:38PM

As summer lingers into fall, a float plane takes off over Lake Washington across from the Mount Baker Rowing and Sailing Center at Stan Sayres Park on Friday evening. Temperatures are expected to remain warm this week.

Climbing in the clouds

  • Sep 16, 2008 at 2:06PM

Islanders summit Mt. Adams, plan to tackle Rainier next

Strike resolved in Bellevue, Island teachers agree with Eastsider demands

  • Sep 17, 2008 at 12:00AM updated at 3:08PM

Bellevue teachers returned to work on Monday with a contract that mostly met their standards: a pay increase that compares with neighboring districts and more flexibility in the classroom.

Police report

  • Sep 16, 2008 at 2:09PM

A 19-year-old Island resident was arrested for driving with a suspended license after police stopped her in the 7800 block of S.E. 28th Street around midnight on Sept. 12. She was booked into the Issaquah jail.

New Orleans church receives ‘minimal damage’

  • Sep 17, 2008 at 12:00AM updated at 3:08PM

The Blessed Seelos Catholic Church, which braved winds of 96 mph two weeks ago as Hurricane Gustav tore through New Orleans, received “minimal damage” during the storm, according to Mercer Island resident and Pipe Organ Foundation President Carl Dodrill.

Day of Caring

  • Sep 17, 2008 at 12:00AM updated at 3:08PM

Changes coming to Metro and Sound Transit with new bus routes, more trips

  • Sep 17, 2008 at 12:00AM updated at 3:08PM

Bus service on and off the Island will be improved this weekend as new Metro bus routes are added to the region and Sound Transit adds more trips on existing routes.

District finalizes $39.5 million budget for 08-09

  • Sep 17, 2008 at 12:00AM updated at 3:07PM

The Mercer Island School District budget is in good shape for the coming year — that is, if energy costs stay within bounds and initial enrollment numbers remain steady.

Westbound I-90 closures on the Island begin this week

  • Sep 17, 2008 at 12:00AM updated at 3:07PM

Interstate 90 travelers should plan for overnight lane closures through Mercer Island due to construction activities tonight and tomorrow night.

City briefs

  • Sep 16, 2008 at 2:07PM

A report completed last week from Mercer Island Fire investigators announced they are unable to determine what caused a fire that severely damaged a waterfront mansion off East Mercer Way on the Fourth of July.

City to consider funding of all school counselors | District could use extra $180k for other programs

  • Sep 16, 2008 at 2:07PM

For nearly two decades, the school district and city have split the tab for providing counseling services at Island schools, but next month the City Council will consider picking up the entire bill for the 2008-2009 school year.

50 more students enroll at district

  • Sep 17, 2008 at 12:00AM updated at 3:06PM

The Mercer Island School District was pleasantly surprised to find that more than 50 extra and unexpected students showed up for classes on the first day of school.

A stance against I-90 tolls | School District, Mercer Island City Council agree

  • Sep 16, 2008 at 2:05PM

After Seattle and other Eastside communities started chiming in about the proposal to toll both floating bridges across Lake Washington, the City Council began considering its position on whether Islanders should help fund the new SR-520 span.

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