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Mercer Island City Council plans to make walking routes to new elementary safer

  • Jun 15, 2016 at 8:00AM

As the city of Mercer Island plans projects in its Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) over the next six years, concerns about pedestrian safety and vehicle circulation around the new Northwood Elementary have been at the forefront of the discussion.

Mercer Island Reporter editorial board’s mission | Editorial

  • Jun 15, 2016 at 12:00PM

Our freedom of speech gives each of us the right to express opinions — unrestrained and without censorship.

Balance growth and image in Town Center | Letter

  • Jun 15, 2016 at 2:00PM

What do we want to achieve for our Town Center? There are two major obstacles. One is population growth, a priority that we all recognize. The other is image.

Mercer Island Muslim student encourages dialogue on Islam

  • Jun 15, 2016 at 12:00AM updated at 3:08PM

When Arwa Mokdad walks into a room, there's no immediate sign that the Mercer Island sophomore is of Islamic faith. She opts not to wear a hijab like many other Muslim girls, though not because she's afraid to or disagrees with wearing the religious headdress.

Time for more rational energy pricing | Letter

  • Jun 15, 2016 at 4:00PM

It is June 5. I'm baking on a condo deck at Whistler in 90 degree heat that should come to these mountains only rarely in mid-summer, not now in early June. I grew up in the Northwest and cherish our mountains. The splendor of their magnificent glaciers, however, is fast melting away.

Mercer Island Teachers of the Year, Support Staff of the Year honored

  • Jun 16, 2016 at 6:00AM

The Mercer Island School District honored its Teachers and Support Staff of the Year at a recognition event June 8 in the Mercer Island High School library.

District honors retiring employees for dedicated service to Mercer Island

  • Jun 16, 2016 at 8:00AM

The Mercer Island School District honored its 2015-16 retirees at a celebration June 8 in the Mercer Island High School library.

Council ignores Town Center input | Letter

  • Jun 16, 2016 at 9:00AM

At the last minute, a minority of the Joint Commission threw out what they called "4 plus" (basically 5 stories) by requiring 10 percent public space.

Mercer Island Lions Club names 2016 Outstanding Student Award winners

  • Jun 16, 2016 at 10:00AM

Each year the Mercer Island Lions Club recognizes one student from each grade at Mercer Island High School for its Outstanding Student Awards. The purpose of the Mercer Island Lions Club Outstanding Student Awards is to acknowledge students who have been uniquely active in the Mercer Island community and who have volunteered their time to help others.

Mercer Island teams among the best in the world at Destination Imagination Global Finals

  • Jun 16, 2016 at 12:00PM

Three Mercer Island teams are among the best in the world by virtue of their outstanding results in the global Destination Imagination event held recently in Knoxville, Tennessee.

MICA is unnecessary | Letter

  • Jun 16, 2016 at 1:00PM

I have lived on Mercer Island for the last 40 years and I have never written a letter to the Reporter. I am opposed to the Mercer Island Center for the Arts. I do not think it is necessary. There are other places to put Youth Theatre Northwest without using the parks.

Thanks to MI voters | Letter

  • Jun 16, 2016 at 3:00PM

To the many Mercer Islander voters who expressed their support to Protect Our Parks, the Concerned Citizens for Mercer Island Parks say thank you.

Concerned about bike lanes elimination | Letter

  • Jun 17, 2016 at 6:00AM

Thanks to the city for posting the Town Center 20-Year Visioning Plan online for everyone's review. I was impressed with the thoroughness of the development and design standards and appreciate the amount of time and thoughtfulness that went into this process.

Why spend taxpayer funds to change department name? | Letter

  • Jun 17, 2016 at 8:00AM

Why did the City Council decide to change the name of the "Parks and Recreation Department" to the "Parks, Arts and Recreation Department" at Saturday's City Council mini-planning session?

Mercer Island student awarded Bronfman Youth Fellowship

  • Jun 17, 2016 at 10:00AM

The Bronfman Fellowships has selected its 30th cohort of high school students, among them a prize-winning poet, a ballet-dancing Eagle Scout, a two-time National Spanish Exam gold medalist and a swim team captain who developed a 3D-printed prosthetic arm.

Community members speak out against high school late start

  • Jun 21, 2016 at 11:11AM

The Mercer Island School Board drew sharp criticism and negative feedback from community members after reintroducing discussion of later high school start times at its regular meeting June 9.

Mercer Island selects Pam Bissonnette as interim city manager

  • Jun 21, 2016 at 12:30PM

At its regular meeting on Monday night, the Mercer Island City Council selected Pam Bissonnette as interim city manager with a unanimous 7-0 council vote.

Mercer Island School District presents Hazard Mitigation Plan

  • Jun 21, 2016 at 12:00AM updated at 2:28PM

The Mercer Island School District held its first of two public hearings regarding its Hazard Mitigation Plan on June 9 at City Hall, addressing infrastructure concerns in the event of a natural disaster.

Mercer Island FC hosts Sounders Women match at MIHS

  • Jun 21, 2016 at 3:39PM

For the second year in a row, the Mercer Island FC soccer club hosted a Sounders Women match at Mercer Island High School stadium. On June 11, the Sounders Women took on the Portland Spartans in a Women's Premier Soccer League (WPSL) regular season match. Despite intermittent rains throughout the match, a nice crowd turned out to see the collegiate players display their soccer skills.

Mercer Island City Council mulls staff cuts, tax increase to bridge $1.27 million budget gap

  • Jun 22, 2016 at 6:00AM

The Mercer Island City Council discussed ways to bridge a $1.27 million budget gap in 2018 at its June 11 mini planning session, with options ranging from cutting 17 city employees to increasing the average resident's tax bill by $233 per year.

YFS Foundation funds Thrift Shop staffing pilot project | City briefs

  • Jun 22, 2016 at 8:00AM

YFS Foundation funds Thrift Shop staffing pilot project

Several Islanders report scams | Mercer Island Police Blotter

  • Jun 22, 2016 at 10:00AM

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

Moving Island dialogue forward | Editorial

  • Jun 22, 2016 at 12:00PM

As recent Island debate heated up over issues surrounding arts, parks and the Town Center, we saw again the shift away from civil conversation.

Mercer Island FC, Eastside FC collaborate to build great things in community soccer

  • Jun 22, 2016 at 2:00PM

When looking for models of established, successful homegrown soccer players, people on Mercer Island don't have to look very far.

Sen. Steve Litzow endorses pollution reduction initiative

  • Jun 23, 2016 at 6:00AM

Sen. Steve Litzow recently announced his endorsement of Initiative 732, demonstrating growing bipartisan support for the policy.

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