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Mercer Island resident featured in KUOW news story

  • Oct 22, 2013 at 3:00PM

KUOW asks Mercer Island man about strange dome in Seattle.

More electric vehicle charging stations planned

  • Oct 22, 2013 at 4:52PM

Almost two years ago, the city installed three electric vehicle (EV) charging stations, placed at City Hall, the Community and Event Center, and the Boys and Girls Club.

Voting ‘Yes’ on I-522

  • Oct 22, 2013 at 5:20PM

I plan to vote YES on Initiative-522 this week, the ballot measure to label genetically engineered foods here in Washington State.

Islanders suffer first KingCo loss

  • Oct 23, 2013 at 9:00AM updated at 11:35AM

Liberty takes charge, scoring twice in fourth quarter

Lightning strikes down boy at camp

  • Oct 23, 2013 at 10:00AM

There were just a few random clouds in the Indiana sky on June 29, when 12-year-old Ethan Kadish and two other children were struck by a single, apparently random bolt of lightning in a playfield at a summer camp. The electrical shock has left Ethan with a severe brain injury after first responders could not restart his heart for several minutes.

No room for marijuana store on Island

  • Oct 23, 2013 at 1:17PM

Existing land use does not allow for marijuana to be sold on Mercer Island.

Wong dedicated to community

  • Oct 23, 2013 at 1:00PM

Benson Wong will be a great City Councilmember. He cares deeply about improving our community and has dedicated thousands of hours to public service.

MISD report card of student learning full of high marks

  • Oct 23, 2013 at 2:00PM

Vision 2020 profile gives snapshot of Island student performance.

Ready or not, it's time for Obamacare

  • Oct 23, 2013 at 2:00PM

Despite the battle over its future that prompted the federal government shutdown, the Affordable Healthcare Act exchanges opened two weeks ago and efforts are under way in King County to register the nearly 30 percent of county residents who are presently uninsured.

No cold feet

  • Oct 23, 2013 at 3:00PM

Students stand in front of some of the many shoes they've collected to give to Treehouse in Seattle

MIYFS food bank needs replenishment

  • Oct 23, 2013 at 3:00PM

Donations not covering current needs of Mercer Island Food Pantry clients.

New trail for children to walk to school to be built

  • Oct 23, 2013 at 4:00PM

This week city crews will start grading a new trail along the north edge of the Island Park Elementary School campus to provide a safe walking path parallel to S.E. 53rd Place for neighborhood residents and students.

Blue Angels set to return next August

  • Oct 23, 2013 at 4:15PM

After a quiet Seafair last year, the U.S. Navy announced the jet team will return in 2014

Erwin works hard, leaves ego at door

  • Oct 23, 2013 at 5:00PM

I have known and worked with Rich Erwin for over 10 years and enthusiastically endorse him in his bid for City Council Position #6.

Wong is leader

  • Oct 24, 2013 at 9:00AM

Given the current craziness in “the other Washington,” I feel grateful to live in a community that attracts citizens such as Benson Wong to public service.

Retain Grausz

  • Oct 24, 2013 at 12:34PM

Grausz has shown himself to be a highly effective advocate for Mercer Island.

State PTA surveys say ending gun violence top issue

  • Oct 24, 2013 at 12:00PM

The Washington State PTA held its annual Legislative Assembly this past weekend (October 18-19 at the SeaTac Marriott Hotel). One of the purposes of the assembly was to debate and ultimately vote upon education platform issues which had been identified and ranked by individual school districts.

Voters Forum thank you

  • Oct 24, 2013 at 1:37PM

Forums don’t just happen--they take a lot of hard work and coordination by many people.

Gas costs less at Cle Elum

  • Oct 24, 2013 at 1:48PM

Regular gas prices were much less what's charged on Mercer Island.

Scheid campaign piece is misleading

  • Oct 24, 2013 at 1:16PM

Grausz has a record of civic accomplishments, skills, dedication and integrity that are unmatched.

Your vote: make it count

  • Oct 24, 2013 at 1:30PM

Watch your mailbox for general election ballots. Voters can return ballots by mail, drop-off locations.

‘Good old boys’ network at work

  • Oct 24, 2013 at 1:00PM

I have been surprised to see the letters from the “establishment” on the Island stating that we need to keep the “ good old boys” network together and re-elect the incumbents.

Indecisiveness on guns unacceptable

  • Oct 24, 2013 at 1:40PM

A criminal background check prior to purchase of a gun in no way infringes on anyone’s Second Amendment rights.

Thoughts on leadership

  • Oct 24, 2013 at 1:43PM

Becoming a leader is not easy. It is wrenching, demanding and often traumatic.

Islander Middle School Ski Swap is next weekend

  • Oct 24, 2013 at 4:00PM

The annual Islander Middle School Ski Swap is a fabulous event, providing the opportunity for people in the greater Seattle area to consign and shop for gently used gear and apparel at great prices.

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