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Three-way race for Senate in state's 41st Legislative District

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 12:10PM

Two Island residents have stepped up to challenge current state Rep. Fred Jarrett by running against him for the vacant Senate seat of the state’s 41st Legislative District. With three candidates running for the position, the race will have a vote in the state’s first Top Two Primary this August.

Mercer Island School District receives $185K for special education

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 12:10PM

The Mercer Island School District has been granted $185,000 in state Safety Net funds for its special education program. The money will be used to cover what the district had to pay in 2007-2008 for its “high cost” special education students.

City briefs

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 12:09PM

Work will soon restart on a South-end trail along Island Crest Way that came to a halt after several trees were cut down and the project cost and scope changed from the City Council’s original intent.

Teen injured in motorcycle accident

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 12:09PM

In the past two weeks, Islanders and community members throughout the Eastside have rallied around the family of Jonathan Stevenson, a 17-year-old who was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident on 111th Street N.E. in Redmond.

Mercer Island delegates headed to national convention

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 12:09PM

This summer, three Islanders will travel to the Democratic Party’s National Convention in Denver, where they are expected to select the first African-American presidential nominee of a major party.

Council may surplus First Hill property

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 12:09PM

The City Council will consider declaring the city-owned vacant lot located on First Hill a surplus for the second time during its next meeting, possibly changing a public input process that it has promised.

Police

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 12:09PM

A 22-year-old man from Mercer Island and another from Seattle were cited for possessing marijuana after police investigated their vehicle while in the 7700 block of S.E. 22nd Street around 12:40 a.m. on June 6.

Party Patrol begins

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 12:09PM

The King County Sheriff’s special-enforcement program that targets parties with minors consuming alcohol made 143 arrests or citations on a variety of charges last Friday and Saturday nights.

Island Public Safety officers promoted

  • Jun 11, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Sep 9, 2013 at 12:09PM

Recognitions and awards for the Class of 2008

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 12:09PM

The 2008 senior awards breakfast was held last Friday, on the morning of graduation to a packed auditorium of students, faculty, family and friends. The early-morning event, its third year running, celebrated a mix of academic, philanthropic, artistic and athletic student distinctions.

Gov. Gregoire visits Island Rotary Club

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 12:09PM

Washington’s economy remains stable amid a national recession due to increasing diversification, a solid export market from globalization and continuing growth among small businesses, Governor Chris Gregoire told over 100 Island Rotary Club members and guests on Tuesday.

Invasive Species Council issues call to action

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 12:09PM

After two years of work, the Washington Invasive Species Council today released its statewide strategic plan, which provides recommendations on actions to battle a variety of pests and plants invading Washington.

Cyber strategies to protect children online

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 12:08PM

Parents will learn how to protect their children from cyber abuse and risks at a free seminar Wednesday, June 18, hosted by Youth Eastside Services (YES).

Sotheby’s Realty comes to Bellevue

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 12:08PM

International firm markets luxury homes

Sotheby’s Realty comes to Bellevue International firm, markets luxury homes

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 12:08PM

One of the nation’s biggest names in real estate, Sotheby’s International Realty, will be launching a new office in downtown Bellevue this week, tapping into western Washington’s luxury property market.

Plane parenting

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 12:08PM

Father helps son build aircraft and career

Swoosh goes the rocket

  • Jun 18, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Sep 9, 2013 at 12:08PM

From Bellevue to Bulgaria

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 12:08PM

More than 90 percent of this year’s graduating class will attend college or vocational schools next year. The remaining handfull will follow other paths. Several 2008 graduates will take a year off, join the Coast Guard, head overseas or begin working.

Town Center parking: For whom the bell (might) toll

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 12:08PM

More parallel parking may be coming to the Town Center, two-hour parking restriction to be considered

City briefs

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 12:08PM

Keylin trial

Crest students empty pockets to preserve blue heron habitat

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 12:07PM

The students of Crest Learning Center have decided that saving Puget Sound’s herons is a cause worthy of Island attention. Last month, the members of Crest’s service learning class voted to donate $1,200 raised in the Mercer Island High School penny drive to the Heron Habitat Helpers (HHH) conservation group of Seattle.

Northwest Yeshiva High School graduates 23

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 12:07PM

Northwest Yeshiva High School (NYHS) celebrated its 33rd graduation ceremony on June 11 at the Sephardic Bikur Holim Synagogue in Seward Park, Seattle. A total of 23 students graduated from NYHS, five of whom live on the Island: Reena Cohen, Shana Cohen, twins Adam and Daniele Goldberg, and Rachel Weinstein.

Washington State Class of ’08: All but a few pass WASL requirement

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 12:07PM

More than 90 percent of high school seniors in Washington state met the WASL requirement for high school graduation this spring.

Islanders awarded U.S. patents

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 12:07PM

Three Mercer Island inventors were among several from Washington state awarded patents for their inventions through the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. They are Richard L. Negrin, Martin A. Cheever and Mitchell O. Peterson.

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