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Eastside Catholic eliminates defending champs Mercer Island from state tournament | Prep boys lacrosse

  • May 23, 2016 at 10:02AM

Getting four goals apiece from Joey Matte and James Wehe, Eastside Catholic eliminated defending Division I champion Mercer Island from state tournament competition Friday at Eastside Catholic High School.

Season ends at regionals for defending state champion Islanders | Prep baseball

  • May 21, 2016 at 12:00AM updated May 23, 2016 at 10:47AM

Mercer Island's bid for a state championship repeat came to an end in the Islanders' regional matchup against Southridge Saturday in Kelso.

Mercer Island boys, girls win doubles titles at district tourney | Prep tennis

  • May 23, 2016 at 11:20AM

Mercer Island boys and girls doubles teams took home district titles at the 3A SeaKing district championships May 17 and 18 at Lower Woodland Park.

Islander girls tie for fifth at district championships | Prep track and field

  • May 23, 2016 at 12:00AM updated at 1:21PM

The Mercer Island girls track and field team tied for fifth place at the 3A SeaKing district championships, which took place May 18-20 at Southwest Athletic Complex in Seattle.

Mercer Island girls water polo fourth at regional tournament | Prep sports briefs

  • May 24, 2016 at 10:30AM

The Mercer Island girls water polo team earned a fourth-place finish at the Region I tournament, which took place May 20 and 21 at Rogers High School in Puyallup.

State awards Mercer Island’s recreation superintendent | Community briefs

  • May 24, 2016 at 11:13AM

Community news in Mercer Island.

Mercer Island biotechnology students earn eight awards at student expo

  • May 24, 2016 at 12:00PM

Mercer Island High School biotechnology students earned eight awards for their entries in the Student Bio Expo sponsored by the Northwest Association for Biomedical Research.

Mercer Island Unified Soccer team wins gold at tournament

  • May 24, 2016 at 12:00AM updated at 2:27PM

The Mercer Island High School Unified Soccer team won the gold medal at the district playoff tournament on May 14, defeating West Seattle 4-3 in overtime.

Disappointed in vehement campaign to discourage voters | Letter

  • May 24, 2016 at 3:00PM

There's no doubt that everyone on the Island supports our high quality parks and arts programs. We're fortunate to live in a city with such wonderful opportunities to enjoy nature and culture right in our backyards.

Islanders turn it on late against Roosevelt, advance to state semis | Prep boys soccer

  • May 20, 2016 at 12:00AM updated May 24, 2016 at 4:01PM

What a time for Mitchell Meade to score his first goal of the postseason.

Thief steals package from woman’s front step | Mercer Island Police Blotter

  • May 25, 2016 at 6:00AM

The blotter consists of officers' accounts of crimes and other incidents in Mercer Island. Persons arrested arepresumedinnocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.

Sound Transit CEO to speak at Mercer Island Chamber meeting | City briefs

  • May 25, 2016 at 7:00AM

City news in Mercer Island.

Student-led Mercer Trade Inc. supports Somali STEM school | MIHS seniors collecting school supplies to send overseas in June

  • May 25, 2016 at 9:00AM

Business students at Mercer Island High School are collecting school supplies to send to a brand new Somali STEM school next month.

Mercer Island City Council compromises on building heights in Town Center

  • May 19, 2016 at 12:00AM updated May 25, 2016 at 10:45AM

Nearing the culmination of a two-year long visioning process for Mercer Island's Town Center, the City Council held a first reading Monday to discuss changes to its development code and acknowledged the "overwhelming" public input that asked for "less" — less density, fewer people and lower building heights in the downtown area.

Mercer Island ‘Concerned Citizen’ files PDC complaint against council member

  • May 25, 2016 at 12:00PM

The Public Disclosure Commission was asked to investigate Mercer Island Councilmember Dan Grausz for allegedly using city resources to oppose a ballot proposition, after Island resident and Concerned Citizens for Mercer Island Parks (CCMIP) supporter Carv Zwingle filed a complaint May 16.

Loving eBooks: Why you should too | Technology for ‘Us’

  • May 25, 2016 at 12:00PM

I have 500 words to tell you why you should like e-books.

Opportunity for Island to be model for the arts | Letter

  • May 25, 2016 at 1:00PM

I have heard from Mercer Island residents and families involved with Youth Theatre Northwest (YTN) that the program could be in jeopardy. This saddens me greatly as I have been a huge fan of YTN for 17 years.

Parkland needs to be protected via a vote on November ballot | Letter

  • May 25, 2016 at 3:00PM

If you "decline to sign" the petition requiring the City Council to place a parklands protection initiative on the November ballot, then:

Three file for 41st District Senate seat

  • May 23, 2016 at 12:00AM updated May 25, 2016 at 5:43PM

Three candidates filed with King County Elections to vie for the 41st District state Senate seat, prompting a primary election for this seat in August.

Parks campaign continues to confuse, divide the Island community | Letter

  • May 26, 2016 at 7:00AM

The "Protect Our Parks" initiative campaign continues to confuse and divide our community. Taking the issue to a vote would likely add further confusion or worse, indifference. The initiative as written could lead to unexpected park usage restrictions on activities citizens enjoy and have come to expect.

Evens runner-up at 3A boys golf state championships

  • May 26, 2016 at 10:27AM

True to form, Zach Evens finished his prep golf career just like he competed all season long: down to the wire.

Mercer Island girls third at 3A state championships | State girls golf

  • May 26, 2016 at 12:00AM updated at 11:53AM

The Mercer Island girls golf team placed third overall at the 3A state championships, held May 24 and 25 at Indian Canyon Golf Course in Spokane.

Please preserve our village aura | Letter

  • May 26, 2016 at 12:00PM

The following words are those with which I addressed the Mercer Island City Council on May 9:

Good Samaritan helps Mercer Island recover May 16 council video footage | Update

  • May 19, 2016 at 12:00AM updated May 27, 2016 at 5:10PM

The city of Mercer Island recently experienced technical problems with the video recording of the May 16 City Council meeting.

Taylor’s second-half goal sends Mercer Island to 3A state final | State boys soccer

  • May 27, 2016 at 12:00AM updated at 11:45PM

The 3A boys soccer championship is set, and this year, it will be an all-KingCo state final.

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