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UW, Western deny top students Record numbers apply to colleges

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 12:14PM

The class of 2008 hasn’t had it easy. On top of new WASL requirements and being the first class required to complete an 80-hour culminating project for graduation, it is one of the most populous classes in Island history, which means tough competition when applying to college.

Former city official sues city for $1 million

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 12:14PM

Former Deputy City Manager Londi Lindell has filed a claim seeking $1 million in damages from the city for firing her last month.

New fire trucks

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 12:14PM

Power stroke

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 12:14PM

Board tries to keep budget cuts out of classroom

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 12:13PM

The Mercer Island School Board, faced with a strained 2008-09 budget, met to discuss its budget reduction principles and ways to keep the focus on student needs last month.

Councilmen Cero, Litzow take a hit Councilmen ‘try out’ Tasers

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 12:13PM

Two City Councilmembers recently volunteered to get Tasered by police. After doing so, both Councilmembers agreed that it was incapacitating, though not very painful, and was a safe alternative to other uses of police force.

Lesson from Africa

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 12:13PM

Dozens of sixth-graders at Islander Middle School listened in awe as Samson Parashina, a member of the Maasai tribe of Kenya, Africa, described how his family would mix cattle blood and milk for lunch, among other Maasai customs.

A big walk for little Luke

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 12:13PM

News briefs

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 12:13PM

The Mercer Island Senior Commission launches “Older Americans Month” with a special showcase at the Mercer Island library. Entitled “Connecting The Generations,” the display can be viewed through the month of May, the traditional Older Americans Month since the 1960s.

Mike Bond to run for state’s highest court

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 12:13PM

Hoping to piggyback on the success of his teenage daughter’s victory last year in becoming the ninth-grade class president, Islander Michael Bond is running for the state Supreme Court. So far, he is one of two candidates who have stated their intention to run for one of three seats up for election this fall.

Attorney featured in story on illegal downloads

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 12:13PM

A story in a recent issue of BusinessWeek magazine, features Island attorney Lory Lybeck, who has been representing a Portland, Ore., woman accused of illegally downloading music.

Traffic signal no longer considered for Merrimount-ICW intersection

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 12:13PM

Additional changes to the intersection of Island Crest Way and Merrimount Drive may be ahead, but the City Council will not be considering the installation of a traffic light.

IMS recycling club earns $1,600 for reusable trays

  • May 21, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Sep 9, 2013 at 12:13PM

A group of students at Islander Middle School are determined to replace the school’s polystyrene lunch trays with an eco-friendly, reusable alternative. In fact, this very goal spurred them to start the Gators Go Green recycling club last fall. And now that the club received a $1,600 grant from the Washington State Department of Ecology for its proposal, the project has moved from discussion to near reality.

PEAK design/Honeywell development praised

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 12:12PM

The architects of the Boys and Girls Club’s proposed PEAK project recently presented an updated design of the facility that showed trees were the better screen for neighbors to the west, while the city’s Design Commissioners asked to see more interactive features in the formal review process.

South end substation news brief

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 12:12PM

Citizens chosen by the mayor to protect Pioneer Park do not think the benefits from adding a second feeder line into the Island’s South end substation outweigh the costs of removing about 50 trees from the park.

A global view for education

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 12:12PM

Nationally renowned academic Yong Zhao left members of the Mercer Island School District scratching their heads last week, and in a good way. The professor with a Ph.D. in education asked the district to consider three big questions: What knowledge is of most worth for our children? What unique talents are we growing that other countries do not have? How are we preparing our students for a new, virtual world?

Millions sought for parks

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 12:12PM

The 2008 parks levy stakeholders group is recommending two ballot measures for the November election to fund improvements to Island parks and ballfields.

PEAK design/Honeywell development praised

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 12:12PM

PEAK design/Honeywell development praised

MI appeals special ed lawsuit

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 12:12PM

The Washington Court of Appeals heard the school district’s Alliance for Adequate Funding of Special Education present its case against the state before a three-panel judge on May 6. Mercer Island is one of 12 districts in the alliance, which is arguing that the state has not upheld its constitutional duty to fund special education as part of “basic education.”

Islander meets with McCain

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 12:12PM

Mercer Island City Councilmember Steve Litzow recently joined several local leaders, businessmen and the presumptive Republican presidential nominee John McCain to discuss global warming in North Bend.

New MIHS interim director to replace Sharon Gillaspie

  • May 21, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Sep 9, 2013 at 12:12PM

Mercer Island High School Associate Principal Michael Schiehser will take over as interim director of instruction and assessment following the retirement of Sharon Gillaspie on June 30.

Test drive

  • May 21, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Sep 9, 2013 at 12:12PM

Traffic lights coming to Town Center, Council considers center lane for ICW

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 12:11PM

The City Council moved toward approving two new traffic signals in the Town Center and revising the intersection of Island Crest Way and Merrimount Drive.

City Briefs

  • May 28, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Sep 9, 2013 at 12:11PM

The City Council did not make any decisions regarding the upcoming parks levy after a stakeholders group recommendation was presented last Monday. The Council will continue deliberating the scope and cost of the levy during its summer planning session, taking place on June 21 at the Community Center at Mercer View.

Mercer Island’s newest firefighters

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 12:11PM

Three new firefighters recently joined the Mercer Island Fire Department. Retirements had left some vacancies to fill, according to interim chief Chris Tubbs. Two of the new firefighters live north of Seattle, and one is from the Eastside.

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