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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, 2008 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, 2008 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, 2008 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, 2008 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.

Real estate prices fall, market flourishes

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 12:11PM

Pending sales during April reached their highest level in eight months, according to the latest figures from Northwest Multiple Listing Service, which covers 19 counties in western and central Washington.

News briefs

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 12:11PM

Computers and other peripherals will be accepted for recycling on Saturday, May 31, at a special collection event.

Student jewelry on show at SAM

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 12:11PM

Jewelry made by five Mercer Island High School students is on show at the Seattle Art Museum this week. The work is part of the 2008 Passing the Torch exhibition, a statewide high school jewelry and metal show put on by the Seattle Metals Guild.

'Tent City' homeless encampment coming to Mercer Island in August

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 12:11PM

The Mercer Island United Methodist Church has announced its plans to host the roving homeless encampment known as Tent City 4 beginning this August. The church is located on a 1.5 acre lot in the First Hill neighborhood at 7070 S.E. 24th St. and plans to place the encampment in its lower parking lot.

Working hard, or hardly working? Documents indicate poor performance was cause of Mercer city attorney's dismissal

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 12:11PM

A combination of factors led to the departure of Mercer Island City Attorney Bob Sterbank barely a year after being hired by the city. Documents released by the city after a records request from the Reporter indicate that city officials were not happy with Sterbank’s work. E-mails and notes from city manager Rich Conrad and finance director Chip Corder show that Sterbank was absent during much of the first few months of taking his job and was not timely or responsive to requests for legal services.

Unofficial tally has 119 off-Islanders attending Mercer Island schools next year

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 12:11PM

Superintendent Gary Plano announced the latest open enrollment numbers during last Thursday’s School Board meeting. As of May 29, 119 applications had been accepted for students from kindergarten through 12th grade. This number, however, is not yet official and will most likely change over the coming months.

Mercer Island News Briefs

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 12:11PM

Fire truck party set for June 8...City rummage sale planned for June 14...National Trail Day June 8...more.

Seattle bank robbery suspect shot by police on Mercer Island

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Sep 9, 2008 at 12:11PM

A man suspected of robbing a bank in Seattle was shot by Seattle police detectives on Mercer Island Monday, according to Commander Leslie Burns of the Mercer Island Police Department.

Islander anthem

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Sep 9, 2008 at 12:11PM

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