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Island property values up 8 percent

  • Feb 25, 2014 at 11:41AM

After five years of sagging home and land values, assessed real property values across the county and on Mercer Island appear to be in recovery mode.

King County GOP notes Black History month

  • Feb 25, 2014 at 12:23PM

Our county is named for one of the greatest African Americans in the 20th century—Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. With his legacy in mind, the King County Republican Party commemorates Black History Month.

Pump It Up in Kirkland offers space for Friendship Circle birthday party

  • Feb 25, 2014 at 3:00PM

Denise Leary could see a difference in her son after he joined the Friendship Circle."When he comes home, he's relaxed, hungry and just happy," Leary said. "He's quick to scream, quick to fit, but after Friendship Circle, they all say he has a great time."

Council rejects Coval development, with conditions

  • Feb 25, 2014 at 4:00PM updated Mar 4, 2014 at 1:52PM

City Council unanimously rejected a proposal to build 18 homes on the site of the Coval property, to a room full of applause Monday night.

YTN getting ready to pack, move

  • Feb 26, 2014 at 8:00AM

Earlier this week, Youth Theatre Northwest (YTN) announced plans to move out of North Mercer campus, a space it’s called home for the last 30 years.

Acclaimed author to speak at Island Books tonight

  • Feb 26, 2014 at 11:26AM

In conjunction with Black History Month, the Mercer Island Arts Council is presenting Margaret Wrinkle, author of the novel "Wash" at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 26, at Island Books.

Walk for your life

  • Feb 26, 2014 at 12:00PM

Walking around the Capitol with Mercer Island Mom’s gun safety lobby exhausted me. When I returned home, I joined Mercer Island Fran Call’s Soul Mates walking group.

Mercer Island Lion's Club dinner, Mar. 4

  • Feb 26, 2014 at 12:53PM

The monthly Lion's Club dinner will reassemble for dinner at Aljoya, at 7 p.m., Mar. 1.

MIHS Sparkle Effect cheer team featured on Q13 Fox News

  • Feb 26, 2014 at 12:00PM updated Mar 4, 2014 at 4:41PM

On Feb. 24, the Mercer Island High School Sparkle Effect cheerleading squad, made up of students with special needs, was featured with the cheer team on Q13 Fox News.

Letters | Thank you voters, volunteers for school bond, levy passage

  • Feb 26, 2014 at 12:21PM

On behalf of everyone involved in the campaign effort, thank you Islanders for coming together and being united in approving these vital measures.

School district launches mobile website

  • Feb 26, 2014 at 2:00PM

The Mercer Island School District announced Wednesday, Feb. 26 the launch of a mobile version of the district and individual school websites.

Look out for fish

  • Feb 26, 2014 at 3:00PM

Lynn Peterson, the new head of the Washington state Department of Transportation was one of the first agency heads appointed by incoming Governor Jay Inslee took the oath of office in Olympia a year ago. The State’s transportation system needed reform and now, Inslee said.

Black History Month a time to reflect for school district

  • Feb 26, 2014 at 4:30PM

Black History Month has been used as a time for education, celebration and reflection in public schools on Mercer Island.

The snow arrives at long last

  • Feb 27, 2014 at 8:00AM

It took awhile for the snows to come, but when they did, it was epic. Crystal Mountain experienced over ten feet of snow in 13 days.

Speakers help students visualize careers

  • Feb 27, 2014 at 9:00AM

Scientist tells students to pay attention in English class.

Police Blotter | Car stolen overnight

  • Feb 27, 2014 at 12:00PM

A Honda Civic was reported stolen overnight sometime between the hours of 7 p.m. and 5:30 a.m.

Writers conference offers insights, inspiration and good books

  • Feb 27, 2014 at 2:00PM

Over 10,000 writers are descending on the Washington State Convention Center this week, February 26-March 1 for the largest literary conference in North America.

Letters | City must enforce code to protect Island’s character

  • Feb 27, 2014 at 3:00PM

Change is inevitable. Change, however, as the city council knows, must be regulated to ensure that it is consistent and compatible with the existing character of this island and its park-like neighborhoods.

IRS has tax saving tips for parents

  • Feb 28, 2014 at 8:00AM

Your children may help you qualify for valuable tax benefits. Here are eight tax benefits parents should look out for when filing their federal tax returns this year.

News briefs | Plastic bag ban to go into effect on Earth Day, Legacy project won't break ground till spring

  • Feb 28, 2014 at 8:00AM

Mercer Island’s plastic bag ban will go into effect in roughly 60 days.

Plans for light rail station move ahead

  • Feb 28, 2014 at 9:00AM

Sound Transit plans for a light rail station at Mercer Island are steadily advancing.

WIBCA responds to WIAA | Prep basketball

  • Feb 28, 2014 at 11:11AM

The Washington Interscholastic Basketball Coaches Association (WIBCA) released a statement Friday, Feb. 28 in response to the WIAA's decision to allow one high school to play in the tournament.

No Eyman Foes | Cartoon of the Week

  • Feb 28, 2014 at 10:00AM

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

Island Forum | Reviving the Town Center

  • Feb 28, 2014 at 12:00PM

Developing a vision for Mercer Island's downtown.

St. Monica fifth grader wins Brahm scholarship, call for artists for minature arts show | Community briefs

  • Feb 28, 2014 at 12:00PM

Fifth grader awarded $1000, MIVAL to present small-format art show.

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