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- Sep 24, 2008 at 2:23PM
- Sep 24, 2008 at 2:19PM
Our yearly summer tasting group reconvened at the end of August to taste Washington merlots. We have had to dodge raindrops before, but then, the weather was ridiculous.
- Sep 24, 2008 at 2:11PM
Three thousand years ago, a king of Israel recorded a promise from the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. It was a welcomed word of hope to a nation with a checkered past when it came to honoring their Creator. Nonetheless, it was a promise that came with a specific condition.
- Sep 24, 2008 at 2:06PM
Many teams would have quit following a tough 0-3 preseason and finding themselves down 1-0 at halftime during their first regular season game. But the Mercer Island girls soccer team found a spark during the second half of their 2-1 victory against Liberty on Tuesday at Islander Stadium.
Football has few answers for Liberty | Mercer Island loses 35-14 to eighth best team in the state, prepares for contest at Interlake on Friday
- Sep 24, 2008 at 1:59PM
The Mercer Island High School football team had few answers for the eighth ranked team in the state, Liberty, during a 35-14 loss on Friday.
- Sep 24, 2008 at 1:52PM
- Sep 24, 2008 at 1:50PM
Career and Technical Education (CTE) at Mercer Island High School is taking the spotlight this year. As technical and vocational job opportunities continue to grow, Eastside school districts are funneling more resources into preparing students for these careers. According to Mercer Island High School CTE Coordinator Mark Roschy, a growing number of Island students are turning a keen eye to this academic arena. And the job-market is calling.
- Sep 24, 2008 at 1:47PM
This year’s freshmen set on attending a four-year college in Washington have a new laundry list of academic requirements to complete. In June, the State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) passed new admission requirements — approved by the Higher Education Coordinating Board (HECB) — for all Washington baccalaureate institutions.
- Sep 24, 2008 at 1:39PM
Arrests Police arrested a man and a woman on suspicion of committing car prowls around 3:50 a.m., Sept. 16, in the 6000 block of 84th Avenue S.E. According to the police report, an officer stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation and determined that several items in the car were previously reported stolen by an Islander. Property belonging to a second victim was also recovered and returned.
- Sep 23, 2008 at 5:00PM
Public Safety Day is between 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sept. 27, at the North Fire Station, 3030 78th Ave. S.E. For adults and kids to learn about safety and meet local police, firefighters. Donations to the Northwest Burn Foundation will be accepted. 275-7607.
- Sep 24, 2008 at 8:00AM updated at 1:35PM
Tent City 4 resident Viree Warnerf, far right, plays bingo at Tent City as children Anna Bolger (white shirt), Georgia Mattox (striped tank top), Isabel Bolger (middle), Paige Brandon (standing in back, white shirt) and Tent City resident, Jamie, far left, check the results.
- Sep 24, 2008 at 9:42AM
In 2004, during the last presidential election, I was teaching kindergarten in Philadelphia. When a boy walked into my classroom one morning in October wearing a giant, star-spangled pin bearing a candidate’s name, I immediately knew what we would be discussing during circle time.
Golf loses by two strokes to defending 4A KingCo champs | Young Mercer Island golfers perform under pressure
- Sep 24, 2008 at 9:34AM
The Mercer Island boys golf team has dominated during the past three years, including one state, two league and two district titles. On Thursday, the Islanders went up against their 4A twin in Woodinville, the defending 4A KingCo champions. Despite a good effort from a young Islander team, the loss by just two strokes, 178-180, makes a third league title an uphill battle.
- Sep 23, 2008 at 4:58PM
A group of Islanders to be selected by the mayor will now deliberate the fate of the very crucial and dangerous intersection at Island Crest Way and Merrimount Drive.
D.A.R.E. program likely to end Mercer Island drug and alcohol resistance program said to be statistically ineffective
- Sep 24, 2008 at 12:00AM
The Island’s D.A.R.E. program is facing a dead-end street. City leaders are thinking about abandoning the decades-old program that statistically has failed to prevent alcohol and drug abuse among Island teens.
- May 7, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Sep 23, 2008 at 2:37PM
During a tour of several local communities, Secretary of State Sam Reed spoke to students at Northwest Yeshiva High School last Thursday and visited the Reporter to talk about election changes for Washington voters. Reed discussed the move toward replacing polls with mail-in ballots, rescheduling the primary in August and the Supreme Court’s late decision concerning the top-two primary. As a result, this year’s primary election will be the third different type since 2003. Reed also talked about his responsibility in cleaning up the list of voters since the governor’s election recount in 2004.
- Sep 17, 2008 at 12:00PM updated Sep 23, 2008 at 12:50PM
Fifty years after leaving Mercer Island High School, alumni from the Class of 1958 — the first class to graduate from MIHS — walked the school’s hallways once again.
- Sep 20, 2008 at 9:39AM
- Aug 27, 2008 at 11:00AM updated Sep 18, 2008 at 4:16PM
The purpose of the proposed tolling of the SR-520 and I-90 floating bridges is to raise money to build a new 520 bridge for travel from the Eastside to Seattle.
- Aug 13, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Sep 18, 2008 at 4:12PM
I do not live on Mercer Island and I do not belong to the Mercer Island United Methodist Church. I have, however, been reading the Tent City coverage on your online blog. The lies and misinformation being posted in letters are appalling, and I felt I must comment.
- Sep 3, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Sep 18, 2008 at 4:05PM
- Sep 10, 2008 at 2:00PM updated Sep 18, 2008 at 3:59PM
It’s a new year in the Mercer Island School District, and I am pleased and honored to be serving in the role of Superintendent — my first official year in this position. Your School Board and I are excited about the year ahead and eager to share the excitement we feel as we embark, once again, on this wonderful journey of educating students for the 21st century.
- Sep 17, 2008 at 2:00PM updated Sep 18, 2008 at 12:38PM
As summer lingers into fall, a float plane takes off over Lake Washington across from the Mount Baker Rowing and Sailing Center at Stan Sayres Park on Friday evening. Temperatures are expected to remain warm this week.
- Sep 16, 2008 at 2:06PM
Islanders summit Mt. Adams, plan to tackle Rainier next
- Sep 17, 2008 at 12:00AM updated at 3:08PM
Bellevue teachers returned to work on Monday with a contract that mostly met their standards: a pay increase that compares with neighboring districts and more flexibility in the classroom.
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