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Tent City lawsuit

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 12:01PM

The court hearing for a lawsuit filed against the city, church and organization that operates Tent City was rescheduled for next Monday morning, July 28, in King County Superior Court.

Sidewalk summer

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 12:01PM

Island youth Lindsey Seidner, 9, watches as Emerson Stipes, 9, of Woodinville, jumps over sidewalk chalk along 78th Avenue S.E. on Mercer Island last Thursday. The drawing event was sponsored by the North end QFC as part of the Mercer Island Arts Council’s Third Thursday Art Walk.

National Night Out

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 12:01PM

Mercer Island is participating for the first time in a national program designed to get residents outside their homes and meet their neighbors.

Imposter grandchild scams $9k from Islander

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 12:01PM

An imposter pretending to be a grandson in need of financial help swindled an Island resident earlier this month, and police remind residents to be cautious of such scams when giving away money.

Council revisions to allow commerce on public property

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 12:00PM

A proposal that would ease restrictions on outdoor markets taking place in the Town Center was accepted by the Planning Commission last Wednesday. The City Council must now approve the revisions.

MISD facing higher diesel fuel prices for school buses

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 12:00PM

A recent Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) report shows that, due to the dramatic climb in gas and diesel prices, the Washington State Legislature has fallen short by more than $49 million in student transportation funding since 2003.

Lifeguard rescues struggling swimmer

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 12:00PM

Trevor Powell has worked as a lifeguard for more than a year and, until last weekend, has not once had to jump into the water after a person. But that all changed on July 12, during a beautiful, 80-degree day at Groveland Beach.

COBS Bread to close

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 12:00PM

COBS Bakery will be closing on July 30 due to poor business. The artisan bread chain, running under the Australian parent company Bakers Delight, has more than 700 stores throughout Australia, New Zealand and Canada. The company branched to the United States last year, opening up three bakeries in Western Washington: the first at Crossroads Mall, the second in Mill Creek, and the third in The Mercer. All three branches will be closing at the end of this month.

Finding parking in Town Center

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 12:00PM

The city is considering adding 15 new parking spots in front of Noah’s Bagels along S.E. 28th Street. The change would remove the center turn lane — often illegally used by delivery trucks — and likely reduce the number of bagel buyers parking at QFC across the street.

Police report

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 12:00PM

A 19-year-old Island resident was jailed for strangling his 18-year-old ex-girlfriend while in his driveway in the 7600 block of S.E. 40th Street around midnight on July 3. According to the police report, an 18-year-old witness corroborated the victim’s story, and the suspect was arrested and booked into the county jail.

Virtual Island

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 12:00PM

As part of its efforts to help Islanders and visitors find their way around town through a virtual map, Google Earth surveying vehicles have been seen driving around Mercer Island lately.

Mercer Island recycling and garbage collection

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 12:00PM

It is easy to confuse changing waste regulations — what can be recycled and what cannot. Allied Waste, which serves Mercer Island, divides the following products into two categories.

Police to acquire Tasers

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 12:00PM

Come this fall, Mercer Island police officers on patrol will carry a Taser at their left knees.

$1 million for Luther Burbank | Money earmarked for dog park, shoreline restoration

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 12:00PM

The often muddy and somewhat makeshift off-leash dog park at Luther Burbank will finally get a much needed makeover. The adjacent shoreline overrun by invasive blackberry bushes will also be renovated from Calkins Point down to the docks.

Mercer Island Police to tote Tasers

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 12:00PM

While the Mercer Island Police Department is the only one in western Washington that has not used Tasers before, the Island’s police officers on patrol will begin carrying a Taser come this fall.

For whom the bridge tolls - and how much I-90 tolls part of funding scenarios for 520 bridge

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 12:00PM

It looks as if Islanders will have to pay to leave or return to the Island in the future. According to a state study released last Wednesday, the 520 Tolling Commission determined that tolls instituted on I-90 along with the 520 bridge would generate about $1 billion more than just 520 alone. Two of the initial four scenarios suggested by the tolling commission show that tolls on I-90 and 520 would raise a total of $2 billion, compared to the $900 million that only 520 tolls would raise.

Restraining order against Tent City denied

  • Jul 30, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Sep 9, 2008 at 12:00PM

Early Monday morning, a King County judge denied a request for a restraining order that sought to prevent a homeless camp from coming to Mercer Island next week.

I-90 bridge closures for Seafair

  • Jul 30, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Sep 9, 2008 at 11:59AM

The Washington State Department of Transportation will close all lanes of Interstate 90 across Lake Washington several times from Thursday, July 31, through Sunday, Aug. 3, to accommodate flights by the U.S. Navy Blue Angels.

$1 million for parks and play

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 11:59AM

Kingpin

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 11:59AM

Wilburton tunnel teardown will slow I-405 traffic

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 11:59AM

Southbound lanes on Interstate 405 from S.E. 8th Street in Bellevue to Interstate 90 will be completely closed for three weekends in August as construction crews remove the Wilburton Tunnel.

75 gypsy moth traps placed on Mercer Island

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 11:59AM

For 35 years, the Washington State Department of Agriculture has kept the gypsy moth out of Washington. With the help of nearly 30 seasonal gypsy moth trappers, officials hope that record continues.

$1 million for Luther Burbank | Money earmarked for dog park, shoreline restoration

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 11:59AM

The often muddy and somewhat makeshift off-leash dog park at Luther Burbank will finally get a much needed makeover. The adjacent shoreline overrun by invasive blackberry bushes will also be renovated from Calkins Point down to the docks.

Watch out for bats — they can carry rabies

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 11:59AM

Bats in King County can have rabies, as a local couple recently learned when a bat that they found in their house tested positive for rabies. Because they were not sure whether the bat had scratched or bitten them while they were sleeping, they received post-exposure treatment, which is 100 percent effective if given promptly. Without treatment, rabies is almost always fatal once symptoms begin. Since the beginning of 2008 in King County, 22 people have been treated for exposure to potentially rabid bats, and two of the bats tested positive for rabies.

Focus on education for 2020 changes leaders

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 11:59AM

During its summer retreat last week, the Mercer Island School Board designed a new path for the Really Big Idea Committee (RBIC) in preparation for the next phase of achieving its 2020 Vision. The School Board will henceforth relinquish responsibility for the project, passing the reins on to Superintendent Gary Plano, who will continue to define the 2020 Vision with the RBIC.

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