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Crest teacher adds peace-keeping to education skills

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 11:55AM

This fall, Crest social studies teacher Gavin Tierney will bring conflict resolution and international peacekeeping to the classroom. With 2008 headlines awash in political conflict — from Iraq to Darfur to the recent war in Georgia — the importance of such topics in education is growing. Eager to broaden Crest’s social studies program, Tierney attended a six-day summer institute at the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) in Washington, D.C., exploring ways to integrate international conflict resolution and peacemaking strategies into the high school curriculum.

Police

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 11:55AM

Tent City harassment

Light at the end of the Wilburton Tunnel

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 11:55AM

Crews finished demolishing the Wilburton Tunnel over southbound I-405 in Bellevue this past weekend, one week ahead of schedule. All lanes were re-opened on Monday and the third weekend closure is no longer needed.

Maria Shriver is partner in Islander ice cream biz

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 11:56AM

Lovin’ Scoopful co-founder Dan Samson is all smiles as the ice-cream company he founded with Tim Shriver, Maria Shriver and Angelo Moratti will be in more than 900 stores throughout the Puget Sound area, California and the Southwest by September. And they are just getting started.

Property values shock, dismay

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 11:56AM

Many Island homeowners were shocked when they opened their mailboxes last Friday to find that the assessed value for their home and property had changed dramatically. The King County Assessors office mailed out its new batch of “Official Property Value Notices” to Islanders and residents throughout the county. Islanders are puzzled and sometimes angry by what they saw.

Island father, son dentists volunteer at Tent City

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 11:56AM

Two generations of Island dentists teamed up last Thursday as they poked, prodded and X-rayed the mouths of homeless residents living in Tent City.

Mercer Island residents pack 520 tolling meeting

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 11:56AM

Islander attendance at the sixth and final 520 Tolling Open House surpassed other community presentations as dozens of Island residents shared their thoughts and opinions about bringing tolls to I-90 in order to fund a new 520 bridge.

Islanders tell tolling committee to offer toll-free access to Mercer Island

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 11:56AM

Islander attendance at the sixth and final SR-520 Tolling Open House surpassed other community presentations as many residents shared their thoughts and opinions about bringing tolls to I-90 in order to fund a new 520 bridge.

SWAT team arrests sex offender at Mercer Island home

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 11:56AM

Mercer Island Police arrested a level-three sex offender in violation of his parole at an Island home on Saturday morning, just blocks away from the Boys & Girls Club.

County’s new crime-fighting helicopter

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 11:56AM

A new police helicopter was rolled out on Thursday, a tri-county asset to fighting crime, searching for missing persons, and serving as a life-saving platform during a natural disaster or terrorist incident.

Police Blotter

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 11:56AM

Several letters from Northwest Yeshiva High School’s sign, located in the 5000 block of 90th Avenue S.E., were pried off during the night of Aug. 4.

City renews police labor contract, new policies on drug, alcohol testing

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 11:56AM

Working the past seven months without a labor contract, Mercer Island police and city administrators finally negotiated an agreement that includes a new drug and alcohol policy, among higher wages and benefit packages for the next three years. The contract, which the City Council approved last Monday night, also contains a new provision regarding the release of public records requests concerning individual officers. The contract expires at the end of 2010.

Noted educator Mel Levine accused of sexual abuse | In 2005, school district hired Levine for workshops alternative learning methods

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 11:56AM

Educational advocate and pediatrician Dr. Melvin Levine, whose expertise on teaching the “struggling student” has earned him national repute, is standing trial for accusations of sexually abusing five former patients when they were boys. The charges, although months-old, were brought to the national spotlight in a New York Times front-page story on Aug. 6. Levine has denied all accusations.

Pair of Island attorneys seek Superior Court bench

  • Aug 13, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Oct 1, 2008 at 4:14PM

There are a few ways to end up in King County Superior Court. One way is to stand trial and another much preferred option is to preside over them.

Setting sail

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 11:57AM

Kids’ sailing camp participants rig their sails for the afternoon water session at Luther Burbank Park, Aug. 5. This is the first season when the city has sponsored sailing classes at the park. Lessons continue next week.

520 Tolling Open House tonight at Community Center

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 11:57AM

Island residents who want to share their thoughts regarding possible tolls on the SR-520 and/or I-90 bridges can do so tonight, Aug. 13, at the Community Center at Mercer View, 8236 S.E. 24th St.

This Week

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 11:57AM

The annual kids’ Summer Carnival is from noon until 4 p.m., Aug. 15, at Mercerdale Park.

SWAT team arrests sex offender at Mercer Island home

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 11:57AM

Mercer Island Police arrested a level-three sex offender in violation of his parole at an Island home on Saturday morning, just blocks away from the Boys & Girls Club.

Tent City settles in on Mercer Island

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 11:57AM

Tent City is here. Residents and volunteers set up the roving encampment at the Island’s United Methodist Church on First Hill on Tuesday while some neighbors tracked activities during the first few nights.

Tent City moves onto Mercer Island

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 11:57AM

Tent City residents and volunteers began setting up the roving camp of about 100 homeless men and women at First Hill's United Methodist Church early on Tuesday.

Hats off

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 11:57AM

Erica Breese, of Mercer Island, graduated from Emory College of Emory University in Atlanta, Ga., with a Bachelor of Science in May. She is the daughter of Dr. John Sydney Breese and Emily Seklar Breese. Emory University is ranked as one of the country’s top 20 national universities, according to “U.S. News & World Report.”

YFS food pantry supply low, usage high

  • Aug 6, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Sep 9, 2008 at 11:58AM

The Youth & Family Services food pantry, located in the Luther Burbank Administration Building at the park, is in need of donations as its usage has increased by 36 percent as compared to last summer. It has no more than a two-week supply on hand, and it serves an average of 10 Mercer Island families on a weekly basis with a user breakdown as follows: unemployed, 30 percent; low-income, 30 percent; disabled persons, 23 percent; senior citizens, 10 percent; homeless, 7 percent.

King County will conduct a Top 2 primary this month

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 11:58AM

This month, King County will conduct a Top 2 primary. Voters will not have to pick a party and will be able to choose among all candidates for each office. In each race, the two candidates with the most votes will advance to the November General Election.

New MISD classes focus on the future

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 11:58AM

This month, King County will conduct a Top 2 primary. Voters will not have to pick a party and will be able to choose among all candidates for each office. In each race, the two candidates with the most votes will advance to the November General Election.

Police

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 11:58AM

A cell phone was stolen from a glove compartment during a car prowl that occurred in the 8400 block of Benotho Place, the night of July 30.

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