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Island Olympians

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:20PM

Bob Sterbank named new city attorney

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:20PM

Olympia city attorney hired, Lindell assistant city manager

Scheduling key to PEAK and neighborhood

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:20PM

City officials are hoping a shared scheduling system set to begin a few months before PEAK opens will finally bring order to the chaotic parking and traffic situation at the high school, district campus and surrounding neighborhood.

Emergency generators to pump gas may be required

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:20PM

Adding insult to injury during the windstorm last December, there was no way for Islanders to get gas to travel off the Island, run chain saws or operate generators.

History Project

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:20PM

Islanders record memories of WWII ‘Long Bombers’ for Library of Congress archives

Big developments, tiny public spaces: Little open space in new buildings

  • Apr 5, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Nov 24, 2008 at 4:20PM

When the two largest mixed-use developments opened in the Town Center last year, Islanders finally got to see what decades of urban planning and design review had wrought. But to some, promises to make the new buildings more people-friendly seemed forgotten. Only a few, very small public spaces have emerged along with these massive structures. The city has taken notice and is now seeking more control over future developments to ensure public spaces are provided after construction. The code currently in place allowed developers to create several small public features, such as one water fountain accompanied by some clocks, statues or art work.

Little leaguer

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:19PM

Bobman named State Scholar

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:19PM

Mercer Island High School senior Jake Bobman has been selected as one of three Washington state Scholars from the 41st Legislative district. The Washington Scholars Program recognizes the accomplishments of the top-three high-school seniors from each district on the basis of academic achievement, leadership, and community service. Bobman will receive a four-year, full-tuition scholarship to be used at any public or independent college in Washington. He will be recognized for his achievements by Govenor Christine Gregoire and the Legislature on Washington Scholar’s Day on April 25 in Olympia. Bobman’s proud parents are Karen and Bruce Bobman.

Code offers trade-offs for new construction

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:19PM

City Council reviewed the proposed changes to the Town Center’s development code for the first time Monday, asking city staff to come back with more information before it reached a decision about how stringent and reaching the city should be with prospective development.

Lindquist to head state teachers union

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:19PM

Longtime Mercer Island School District teacher, Mary Lindquist, will become head of the 80,000-member, state-wide union for teachers, the Washington Education Association (WEA) beginning July 1.

New ramps at North Mercer

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:19PM

Islanders can expect more construction near the North Mercer Park and Ride now that Sound Transit is scheduled to begin building direct access on/off-ramps this week.

Right at home

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:19PM

It’s a Wednesday morning at Mercer Island Care and Rehabilitation and some of the facility’s residents are discussing an upcoming rummage sale in the lounge. A butterscotch-and-white Chihuahua named Sophie sits in Loa Jordan’s arms, quietly observing the room and gently wagging her tail.

Freeman family still influences Eastside growth

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:19PM

Many longtime Islanders can attest to the notion that the Eastside is not what it used to be.

From paper to pavement: Light rail station at North Mercer Park and Ride

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:19PM

Within the space of just a few hours, Islanders heard opposite views concerning the proposed East Link light rail last Wednesday as downtown Bellevue developer Kemper Freeman, Jr., spoke out against the project the same day an entourage of Sound Transit officials visited the Island.

Longs to become a Rite Aid store

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:19PM

The Longs Drugs at the South-end shopping center will become a Rite Aid now that the two companies have agreed to swap six drug stores in Oregon, Washington, Nevada and California.

Gas station evaporates

  • Apr 20, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Nov 24, 2008 at 4:19PM

Construction central

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:18PM

Activities continue in the Town Center with new demolition, on-going construction, future plans submissions and awards for recently completed projects.

Mayor says 10 years is enough: Bryan Cairns won’t seek re-election to City Council this November

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:18PM

As the mayor’s last two elections showed, it won’t be a challenger that puts Mayor Bryan Cairns out of office. It will be his own decision not to run for another term.

Super-majority rule goes to voters

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:18PM

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First candidates declare for City Council races

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:18PM

Although there aren’t any signs in yards or along the Island’s roadways yet, campaigns for four open positions on the Mercer Island City Council have started early this year.

Basic option 40th Street

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:18PM

A recent decision by City Council regarding the proposed improvements to the neighborhood around the high school has created a surplus in the transportation budget even though the city had to forfeit some state funds in doing so.

Urban raptors: Workers get bird’s-eye view of osprey nest

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:18PM

It’s hard to miss a bird with a 5-foot wingspan, especially when one is perched on a row of lights surveying the soccer field during a night game at Islander Stadium. Recently, two osprey have been frequenting many high school events, seeing as their nest — which is large enough for a man to stand in — is located on a pole at the north end of the stadium at Mercer Island High School.

Renton Airport contractors say expansion can be quiet

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:18PM

While the city of Renton continues to keep the three bids for the proposed corporate jet center under lock and key until its city council decides to open them to the public, a couple that owns the largest flight company at Renton Airport wants the bids released.

City adds to building codes

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:18PM

Councilmembers and city staff last Monday added a few more changes and clarifications to the list of proposed Town Center code amendments currently under review by city staff.

Marathon madness: Island Rotary Run trains Boston runners

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:18PM

The Boston Marathon, the world’s oldest and most prestigious, continuously run marathon, completed its 111th running on Monday, April 16. The lingering rain from a late spring Nor’Easter and even a forecast of 55-mph winds, didn’t stop thousands of runners from taking part in the event. Included among them, were three Mercer Islanders: Timothy Steege, 53; Roger Larson, 62; and Christina Faine, 40.

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