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Reporter staff wins awards

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 12:07PM

Three Reporter staff members were recognized for their outstanding work by the Society of Professional Journalists earlier this month.

Mercer Islanders show support and concern for Tent City

  • Jun 17, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Sep 9, 2008 at 12:07PM

The City Council approved the agreement to host homeless camp Tent City 4 on Mercer Island.

Tent City camp is welcomed by many, but feared by neighbors

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 12:07PM

About 100 Tent City supporters and concerned Islanders filled Council Chambers at city hall on Monday night as 25 people made public comments regarding the roving homeless encampment coming to the First Hill neighborhood.

Neighbors settle with PEAK

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 12:07PM

Having recently reached a settlement of several compromises for both sides, the organization of neighbors opposing the Boys and Girls Club’s PEAK project are no longer against the proposed youth athletic facility and will revoke their appeal of the conditional use permit approved by the city’s Planning Commission earlier this year.

Trombold is Island’s Citizen of the Year

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 12:07PM

“Tonight we honor a fixture in our community who has been involved in almost everything for decades,” said Mayor Jim Pearman June 16 in naming Jim Trombold Mercer Island Citizen of the Year. In addition to being a respected physician and Rotarian, Trombold has been a community activist, environmentalist and defender of MI parks.

This Week

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 12:07PM

The Brain Cancer Walk is at 9 a.m., June 28, at the Mercer Island High School track. Registration begins at 8 a.m. The event is to benefit the new Center for Advanced Brain Tumor Treatment at Swedish/Cherry Hill in Seattle. Individuals’ pre-registration fee: $25. Teams: group of five or more. Register: www.braincancerwalk.org. (206) 320-7162, info@braincancerwalk.org.

Chan drops out of state Senate race

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Sep 9, 2008 at 12:06PM

Republican candidate and Mercer Island resident, Valerie Chan, withdrew from the state Senate race for the 41st Legislative District on Thursday, June 12. Chan said she withdrew for family reasons. Three Islanders had filed to run for the vacant Senate position during the official candidate filing period earlier this month. Chan and Bob Baker had filed as Republicans while four-term state representative Fred Jarret is running as a Democrat. Senator Brian Weinstein announced last December that he would not seek a second term and would return to practicing law. With just two candidates on the ballot, there will no longer be a primary for this contest.

Power stroke

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Sep 9, 2008 at 12:06PM

Mother and son delegates to Democratic convention

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 12:06PM

Mercer Island residents and mother and son, Ruthann Kurose and Mori Rothman, were elected as members to the delegation of the Washington State Democratic Convention. Last weekend at the convention in Spokane, the delegation was completed with the election of 29 new delegates, four alternates and nine committee members.

Is one of your neighbors on a city commission?

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 12:06PM

The mayor and City Council recently appointed several new members to the city’s commissions, boards and councils. The appointments fill recent shortages on the Planning and Design Commissions that had remained vacant for some time. Those appointed include a local home builder and former City Council candidate, an attorney, horticulture expert and University of Washington doctorate student.

Council moving toward surplusing utility property

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 12:06PM

The City Council concluded that some portion of the city-owned vacant lot on First Hill should be sold to fund the emergency water well at Rotary Park, last Monday. The Council also agreed that rezoning the property to construct a demonstrative multifamily affordable housing project is no longer an option.

Reader photo

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Sep 9, 2008 at 12:06PM

Police report

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 12:06PM

A three-car accident occurred in the intersection of Island Crest Way and S.E. 63rd Street after a 17-year-old Islander rear-ended a car taking a right turn on 63rd, pushing the car into a tree on a traffic island around 12:30 p.m. on June 17. After hitting the tree, the rear-ended car also collided with a stopped car. According to the incident report, the young driver said she did not realize the car in front of her had slowed to take the turn when she collided with it.

Metro buses packed, new 60-foot hybrid vehicles added

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 12:06PM

An influx of 22 new articulated hybrid buses is about to make the ride a little easier for many Metro customers.

Donations in full swing as local political campaigns begin

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 12:06PM

Reports with the Washington State Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) show many Islanders running for public office this year — as well as their opponents — have been raising the funds needed for their campaigns.

Hats Off

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 12:05PM

MIHS graduate Katie Lemon, Class of 2004, graduated Cum Laude from Seattle Pacific University last week with a degree in Educational Ministries and a minor in Youth Ministry and Christian Scriptures.

GOP candidate Dino Rossi speaks at Rotary lunch on Mercer Island

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 12:05PM

Former Senator compares and contrasts himself with gubernatorial incumbent

School Board approves PEAK settlement, permit process moves on

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 12:05PM

The Mercer Island School Board voted unanimously to approve the PEAK settlement during last Thursday's board meeting, giving the green light to proceed with the next phase of the project — securing construction permits and a final design. PEAK is currently expected to break ground between April and June of 2009.

School Board approves PEAK settlement, permit process moves on

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 12:05PM

The Mercer Island School Board voted unanimously to approve the PEAK settlement during last Thursday's board meeting, giving the green light to proceed with the next phase of the project — securing construction permits and a final design. PEAK is currently expected to break ground between April and June of 2009.

Mercer Island holds small, hidden cache of ESL programs

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 12:05PM

Mercer Island is seldom, if ever, mentioned when discussing the current state of Washington’s non-English speaking workforce. Few Islanders face language communication problems on a daily basis. Across the lake, in central and south Seattle, is another story. English as a Second Language (ESL) programs are offered through community centers, private institutions, minority outreach organizations and schools in every neighborhood. Yet there are similar programs — albeit less visible — on Mercer Island.

Parks bond capped at $12 million

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 12:05PM

Members of the City Council have decided to ask voters to take out a $12-million, 20-year “mortgage” to fund numerous improvements at several Island parks.

Permit process to move ahead School Board approves PEAK settlement

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 12:05PM

The Mercer Island School Board voted to approve the PEAK settlement during last Thursday’s board meeting, giving the green light to proceed with the next phase of the project — securing construction permits and a final design. PEAK is currently expected to break ground between April and June of 2009.

This Week

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 12:05PM

The United Methodist Church will be hosting a neighborhood public-information meeting next Wednesday, July 9, from 7 to 9 p.m. regarding its decision to host Tent City 4. The church, located at 7070 S.E. 24th St., is inviting its neighbors to attend and meet some Tent City residents and learn more about the camp. The congregation will host Tent City from August to early November. For information, to go www.miumc.org.

New cell phone law

  • Jul 2, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Sep 9, 2008 at 12:05PM

A new state law requiring drivers to use a headset for cellphone conversations while driving went into effect yesterday. The fine will be $124 for violating the law. A police officer must stop a driver for another violation, such as speeding, and may then issue the fine for talking on a cell phone unless it is an emergency. Drivers are advised to use a hands-free headset or speaker phone.

Cooling off

  • Jul 2, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Sep 9, 2008 at 12:05PM

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