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School properties need repair

  • Oct 8, 2008 at 9:00AM updated Oct 9, 2008 at 5:20PM

The Mercer Island School District has a new list of remodeling priorities for 2009. Consultant Tom Bates of BLRB Architects presented the School Board with a visual survey of the repairs needed at all five district schools, along with the North Mercer campus and administration building, as the 2009 facilities bond project moves slowly ahead.

Another trip to the ballot for light rail

  • Oct 9, 2008 at 3:42PM

The wait for light rail in Seattle is almost over, just as Islanders and Eastsiders are getting a second chance to approve a cross-lake route in November. A new westbound HOV lane and direct-access off ramp funded by Sound Transit and the Department of Transportation also opens Thursday night, bringing the Island one step closer to light rail.

Islanders back on winning track

  • Oct 8, 2008 at 9:00AM updated Oct 9, 2008 at 3:46PM

Islander Emma Nelson starts the backstroke leg of the 200-yard medley relay event against Woodinville at Mary Wayte Pool on Mercer Island, Thursday.

Dewey hasn’t missed a step in bigger shoes | Sophomore has helped lead volleyball to an undefeated record

  • Oct 8, 2008 at 11:00AM updated Oct 9, 2008 at 3:44PM

The success of the Mercer Island volleyball team has been a surprise to some. Its undefeated record in eight matches, including a 3-0 win against Sammamish on Wednesday, was not necessarily expected after losing four key starters from the 2007 roster. One of those players who moved on was the team’s starting setter for three seasons. This year, sophomore Ariel Dewey has stepped into the position and the team has not lost a step.

Boys golf swings for postseason success

  • Oct 8, 2008 at 3:00PM updated Oct 9, 2008 at 3:43PM

The Mercer Island boys golf team is on the precipice of finishing the season with just one loss. In a season when the Islanders have just two returning players, rebuilding seems like an afterthought.

Islander CEO arrested for fraud

  • Oct 9, 2008 at 1:23PM

An Island resident and CEO of a local software company was arrested Tuesday night at his South-end home on West Mercer Way for allegedly cooking the accounting books and defrauding investors of about $50 million.

Reporter wins WNPA General Excellence Award

  • Oct 8, 2008 at 9:00AM updated Oct 9, 2008 at 12:15PM

The Mercer Island Reporter took first place in the annual Washington Newspaper Publishers Association Better Newspaper Contest. The Reporter won in the 5,000 circulation category for issues printed from April 1, 2007 through March 2008.

MIPC walks to help

  • Oct 8, 2008 at 2:00PM updated Oct 9, 2008 at 11:27AM

Photos of MIPC in the 2008 Seattle AIDS Walk.

Out & About in Bellevue | Oct. 4

  • Oct 9, 2008 at 10:53AM

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Traces of Molten State opens at Arts Museum

  • Oct 7, 2008 at 11:47AM

Traces of the Molten State by emerging Seattle-based artist Etsuko Ichikawa is on view at the Bellevue Arts Museum. The exhibit will continue through March 8, 2009.

John Grade’s work at Bellevue Arts Museum

  • Oct 7, 2008 at 11:47AM

The exhibition Disintegration, Sculpture through Landscape by up-and-coming Seattle-based sculptor John Grade, is on view at the Bellevue Arts Museum through Nov. 30.

How Washington state lawmakers voted on Wall Street bailout

  • Oct 1, 2008 at 9:00AM updated Oct 8, 2008 at 4:24PM

Washington state’s three Republican House members, along with a single Democrat, voted no on the $700 billion bailout of financial markets Monday, Sept. 29.

Rich races - 41st District candidates raise $800K

  • Oct 8, 2008 at 12:00AM updated at 4:24PM

Campaign contributions to the candidates running for public office in the Island’s legislative district is evidence of the significance of the three seats up for grabs in Olympia this fall. The total of all contributions to candidates running in the 41st District is the second highest total in the state among all 49 districts, while some Islanders have also used their checkbooks to show their support or opposition toward statewide races and initiatives on the ballot this fall.

Race for state 41st District representative will be close

  • Oct 8, 2008 at 12:00AM updated at 4:23PM

Islanders should expect a close race for the open House seat of the 41st Legislative District this fall, as Republicans are seeking to reclaim the seat being vacated by a former party member. Local voters elected a Democrat to the District’s other House and Senate seats in recent elections while the Democrats also swept the district’s three positions in the primary last August.

An open letter to my legislators

  • Oct 7, 2008 at 2:21PM

I am writing to you about our ongoing financial crisis. Today’s financial and legislative news is incredibly disturbing to me. The largest one-day point drop in the Dow? No, that’s a painful but logical reaction to today’s events.

Fight then flight

  • Oct 8, 2008 at 9:00AM updated at 3:57PM

Unfortunately, this explains declining enrollment in Mercer Island schools. The elephant in the room/third rail — or pick your metaphor — has nothing to do with the needs of a few which are being met off Island. It has to do with meeting the needs of the few on Mercer Island.

Thank you for the Farmers Market

  • Oct 8, 2008 at 9:00AM updated at 3:57PM

I think we should all thank the gang that thought up and pulled off the glorious Sunday Farmers Market.

Flu shots at QFC

  • Oct 8, 2008 at 3:18PM

A rave to the north Mercer Island QFC for opening their store for flu shots on Monday, Sept. 30.

Assisted suicide creates fear

  • Oct 8, 2008 at 3:31PM

Those in support of physician-assisted suicide argue that by providing lethal medication, they are showing compassion to the terminally ill. Yet when offered the choice of death, patients — instead of feeling less pain or fear — actually have increased feelings of anxiety, pain and worthlessness. In fact, studies have shown that in areas where physician-assisted suicide is legal, severe pain and distress has increased.

Farmers Market thank you

  • Oct 8, 2008 at 3:33PM

As our pilot season crosses the mid-way point, the Mercer Island Farmers Market would like to publicly thank our community members who have given generously to bring this event into fruition.

Student flight

  • Oct 1, 2008 at 3:00PM updated Oct 8, 2008 at 3:48PM

Editorial The story in today’s issue regarding the number of Island youth who attend off-Island schools offers some concrete evidence behind what most have already guessed — that the number of students who leave Island public schools for private schools is significant and is on the rise. Island girls fill a regular school bus dispatched here each day from Forest Ridge School in Bellevue. Stories in the Reporter over the past several years have quantified declining enrollment and its effect on Island schools. Yet it seems that the number of students leaving the district has jumped recently. Superintendent Gary Plano has wisely set out to learn why by conducting a survey of families whose children attend private schools.

Back to school and back to quality education

  • Sep 17, 2008 at 3:00PM updated Oct 8, 2008 at 3:39PM

Back to school is a special time. One million children filled their backpacks with new books, nervous energy and optimism and boarded yellow buses to return to school. Some are all but guaranteed to end the school year far ahead of where they are now. Too many will be less fortunate, experiencing less opportunity for growth, or worse yet, stagnation.

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