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- 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.
- Jun 15, 2016 at 12:00PM
Our freedom of speech gives each of us the right to express opinions — unrestrained and without censorship.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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?
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Jun 22, 2016 at 8:00AM
YFS Foundation funds Thrift Shop staffing pilot project
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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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