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Does our input matter for light rail?

  • Jul 2, 2014 at 11:00AM

When it comes to the Mercer Island light rail station, does it matter what we say?

Heat in the Kitchen | Cartoon of the Week

  • Jul 2, 2014 at 12:00PM

Each week, view the cartoon of the week by local artist Jeff Johnson.

Police Blotter | Reported credit card fraud tops $9,000

  • Jul 2, 2014 at 1:00PM

Island woman's stolen personal information used to open checking account; $900 bike stolen from Mercer Apartments' open parking garage.

SR 520 toll rates increased | Community briefs

  • Jul 2, 2014 at 2:00PM

Thonon-les-Bains exhibit at Chamber through July 11; Mercer Island Farmers Market thriving.

Pain, sorrow after care facility closes

  • Jul 2, 2014 at 7:00PM updated at 9:26PM

Family grieves loss of loved one, but lauds nursing home staff

Builder to be ‘ambassador’ for iconic house

  • Jul 3, 2014 at 8:00AM updated at 10:59AM

Neighbors of 'Castle House' on West Mercer Way worrying that the house might be torn down to make way for several homes.

Finding inspiration in the company of fellow writers

  • Jul 3, 2014 at 9:00AM

Meet agents and editors - and fellow writers, face-to-face.

Boy’s cancer diagnosis spurs activism

  • Jul 3, 2014 at 10:00AM

Facing adversity, family’s instinct is to help others.

New PSE transmission lines will ruin Island’s eastern views

  • Jul 3, 2014 at 11:00AM

Everyone with an eastern view, or who has property on the eastern shore of the Island, stands to lose significant property value.

Sound Transit to hold open house on MI East Link station | Community briefs

  • Jul 3, 2014 at 12:00PM

Solarize Mercer Island workshop July 8 at Community and Events Center; Thrift Shop adds more hours.

‘Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense’ march across the nation

  • Jul 3, 2014 at 1:00PM

On June 16, exactly 18 months after the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, I found myself marching over the mighty Brooklyn Bridge with Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America.

Week-long closures of westbound I-90 continue

  • Jul 5, 2014 at 8:00AM updated Jul 21, 2014 at 9:45AM

Traffic light so far as 7-day 3-lane closure allows crews to replace massive bridge expansion joints on East Channel Bridge

Hoopcamps kicks off 47th summer

  • Jul 7, 2014 at 5:48PM

Over 220 kids will participate across the 6 sessions this year, led by Islander head coach, Gavin Cree.

Geologists return for seismic survey

  • Jul 8, 2014 at 11:07AM

USGS scientists did study on Island in 2008, will test new technology

The ‘Bobs’ are Flash winners

  • Jul 8, 2014 at 5:00PM

The 2014 Flash Family Inspirational award honors two Islanders, Rabbi Bob Maslan and Bob Zimmerman, affectionately known as ‘the Bobs.’ Mr. Zimmerman died last month.

Muni League ranks 41st District candidates running for House

  • Jul 9, 2014 at 8:00AM

The Municipal League conducted its annual review of the candidates running for local elected office.

More solar energy workshops set

  • Jul 9, 2014 at 10:00AM

The City’s Solarize Mercer Island campaign held another successful workshop Tuesday evening, after the first free learning session drew crowds of 65 people. Thirty were registered as of the Reporter deadline on Monday. Forty five registered for free site assessments.

'Spocking' in the sun

  • Jul 9, 2014 at 12:00PM

Members of the Aljoya senior living community take part in their weekly bocce ball game

Eye on MI | Pastels at the Farmers Market

  • Jul 9, 2014 at 12:00PM updated Jul 10, 2014 at 12:48PM

A reminder: The Farmers Market will be closed on July 13 for Summer Celebration.

Island care facility is closed

  • Jul 9, 2014 at 1:00PM

After a month-long ordeal and an emotional move for many residents, the state closed Mercer Island Care and Rehab on schedule, Thursday, July 3. The private nursing home, operated by the national company Videll Healthcare, had its license revoked in June after an investigation revealed financial troubles that on more than one occasion led to food shortages and disrupted the delivery of medical supplies.

State launches new boating information app

  • Jul 9, 2014 at 1:00PM updated Jul 10, 2014 at 10:04AM

Boaters who want to find out where to launch their boats or tie up for a weekend on the water can do so now through Washington Water Cruiser, a new app launched by the Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office (RCO).

Neighbors say changes to Coval property still not adequate

  • Jul 9, 2014 at 5:00PM

On Monday, City Council set July 21 as a public meeting to review – for the second time – the Coval long plat.

State, Fed agencies offer free, mobile boat-sewage pumpouts to safeguard water quality

  • Jul 8, 2014 at 11:41AM

State, Fed agencies offer free, mobile boat-sewage pumpouts to safeguard water quality

Thomas the Tank Engine to visit Snoqualmie

  • Jul 8, 2014 at 11:45AM

Preschoolers will get the thrill of their lives when Thomas the Tank Engine steams across the country this year. Thomas arrives in Snoqualmie for the Day Out with Thomas: The Thrill of the Ride Tour 2014, for two back-to-back weekends this month, July 12-13 and July 19-20.

Terra Bella opens gourmet cooking shop

  • Jul 10, 2014 at 4:05PM

Shop celebrates 1st anniversary on Mercer Island; food trucks, product demonstrations and more are set for Summer Celebration! this weekend.

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