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The public speaks on rezoning, road vacation

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:29PM

The Supervisors’ Chambers filled almost to capacity not once, but twice, last Monday (July 10) as county residents commented on a zoning request and the vacation of a road in Littleton.

Wartburg student preserves nature

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:29PM

Iowa’s prettiest parks and prairies are now a lot cleaner and healthier thanks to the team of nine scholarship students and two crew leaders who have dedicated their summer to nature conservation.

Vinton woman earns ‘big break’ at audition;

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:29PM

Kramer invited to callback

It's a great day to learn Townnews

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:29PM

For the first time in school history the Mercer Island boys golf team heads into the fall season as the defending state champions. But along with that prestigious moniker, the team will have to endure being the biggest target in the state.

Future SOV access unclear

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:29PM

Mercer Island Reporter

Headline of first story

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:29PM

Mercer Island residents already know that single occupancy vehicles may eventually lose access to the center roadway of Interstate 90 for high capacity transit such as light rail. Residents have also been told that to make up for that loss, SOVs will have access to the new carpool lanes established on the outer roadways.

Renton wants more air traffic, promises quieter planes

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:28PM

Islanders who live on the South end are worried that plans to increase air traffic to and from Renton Airport will mean more noise. Renton airport planners say that increasing jet traffic will actually make it quieter, but they want Island officials to help them deflect flights directly over the Island.

Mercer Island Reporter owner sold to Canadian media chain

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:28PM

Peter Horvitz, publisher of King County Journal Newspapers, announced Wednesday that his family has agreed to sell the company to a Canadian publishing company for an undisclosed amount.

Field of memories

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:28PM

They come as they have for more than 30 years, meeting at 10 a.m. every Thanksgiving Day morning — without the prompting of phone calls and e-mails.

CCMV celebrates first year

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:28PM

Downstairs, a young couple breaks a sweat using the weight machines in the fitness room. The music in their headphones provides a rhythm to their workout as they watch the news on the two televisions hanging from the ceiling. Across the hall, teenagers lob basketballs in the gym while they loosen up before a pick-up game.

Ice, snow force school closures for two days

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:28PM

How can a school district issue a “snow day” when little to no snow covers the ground?

Insurance fraud cases not a priority

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:28PM

A surprising number of people don’t think making a false insurance claim is a big deal. In fact, one out of 10 adults surveyed would commit insurance fraud if they knew they would get away with it, a study by Progressive Insurance determined in 2001. One out of four Americans believe that committing insurance fraud is an acceptable practice, according to the Puget Sound Special Investigator’s Web site.

Making their lists

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:28PM

It is an ambitious list. Equal opportunities for girls and boys in sports. More foreign language courses at Islander Middle School. Better enforcement of district drug and alcohol policies. Address concerns with math and science curricula. These and more came up on a list of parent concerns at a Community Forum hosted by the Mercer Island School Board last week.

Students to visit ‘Bodies’ exhibit

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:28PM

Seventh-graders at Islander Middle School are scheduled to take a field trip to see The Bodies exhibit Dec. 19 as part of their science curriculum.

Albertson’s named Business of the Year

  • Dec 13, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Nov 24, 2008 at 4:28PM

For its charitable mindset and ongoing support of local service organizations, the Mercer Island Chamber of Commerce named Albertson’s the 2006 Business of the Year.

District loses special ed lawsuit

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:27PM

The Mercer Island School District may be forced to pay more than $100,000 for failing to provide proper special education to a dyslexic student, according to a recent federal court decision.

Wellness Policy may make students’ school store ill-equipped to compete

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:27PM

As the Mercer Island High School student-run store phases out older products in favor of healthier items, students and teachers alike wonder what may happen to the store.

PEAK could postpone High School remodeling project

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:27PM

A top Mercer Island School District administrator has recommended postponing the high school remodeling project until PEAK plans are finalized.

Island crane operator applies new device for inspections

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:27PM

A renewed emphasis on crane safety has been a long time coming for James Amphlett, a Mercer Island native, crane operator and business owner.

Winds of destruction

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:27PM

By the time the lights went out across the Island on Thursday and began returning on Monday, more than 440 calls had been made to the city’s emergency operations center, with city staff clocking in over 14,000 man hours and inspecting nearly 60 damaged structures.

Signs of life

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:27PM

Tinged with the smoke from hundreds of fireplaces, the sky over Mercer Island late Saturday afternoon was grey and melancholy. The Island was largely silent and still with just the sound of an occasional generator or the unmistakable whine of a chain saw to break the silence. But there were signs of life. After a couple of cold dark days inside, people had come out to walk their dogs, to shop, and begin cleaning up. At street corners, homemade signs appeared advertising cleanup services. A couple of dozen hardy teens braved the chill at the skate park.

Schools cope with storm damage

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:27PM

Mercer Island School District employees had their hands full cleaning up debris, assessing damages, running an emergency shelter and preparing for a return to school during the power outage that started with a major wind storm last Thursday night.

The cleanest water around

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:27PM

The one thing Islanders could rely on with certainty during the power outage was the presence of clean running water. And according to published reports, it is some of the cleanest water in the region.

Emergency shelter offers heat, diversion

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:27PM

As many as 100 Mercer Islanders found warmth, hot food and respite at West Mercer Elementary’s emergency shelter last Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Staffed by the City, the emergency center became the Island’s 24-hour drop-in for those seeking warmth, light, storm recovery updates — and neighbors with whom to exchange stories.

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