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City predicts budget surplus despite shortfalls in other Eastside communities

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 11:53AM

Talk about budget cuts may be buzzing around local cities, businesses and Island homes, but it is not something that the city will be facing this fall.

Mercer Island students excel in WASL

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 11:54AM

The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction released the 2008 state WASL results last week, with Mercer Island scores topping the list. The percentage of Island students meeting all three standards -— reading, writing and math — averaged 86 percent, far above the Washington state average of 45 percent.

Off-Islanders also have interest in outcome of Tent City stay

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 11:54AM

For one Eastsider who has challenged the merits of Tent City 4 within several communities since its inception four years ago, the truth behind the roving homeless camp is coming out during its stay on Mercer Island.

New Orleans church again faces danger; Mercer Islanders replaced organ just months ago

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 11:54AM

As Hurricane Gustav tore through New Orleans this week, the parishioners of Blessed Seelos Catholic Church and their friends at the Mercer Island Presbyterian Church (MIPC) prayed to get through yet another natural disaster.

Kemper Freeman to add more to Bellevue downtown

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 11:54AM

In its 62-year history, Kemper Development has had a number of milestones: Bellevue Place, Bellevue Square and Lincoln Square, together encompassing four million square feet of real estate on 50 acres of land in Bellevue’s downtown core.

Bellevue teachers on verge of strike

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 11:54AM

As September draws closer, teachers in the Bellevue School District (BSD) are bracing for what could be their first strike in years. More than 1,000 teachers in the Eastside district are prepared to picket if they do not have a tentative contract agreement by Sept. 2, the first day of school. Their current contract ended on Aug. 1.

Everyone is watching Tent City

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 11:54AM

Councilmembers received their first update concerning Tent City last Monday night as dozens of Islanders lauded the community’s efforts to help the homeless, while others asked for verified warrant checks on the “grandfathered-in” camp residents whose names were not reviewed when the camp moved in earlier this month.

News briefs

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 11:54AM

MIHS mock trial club raises money at Primaries

Knight promoted to City Attorney

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 11:54AM

The city’s former prosecutor was recently given the nod and promoted to City Attorney after serving as the interim for the past six months.

The Golden Hunter

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Sep 9, 2013 at 11:55AM

Olympic gold medal-winning shell named for Islander

Maxwell ahead of Litzow in primary

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 11:55AM

It looks as if many Islanders running for public office will continue campaigning into the fall after advancing to the general election as the winners or runners-up in the primary held last Tuesday.

Mercer Island's Rachel Van Gelder, 12, starts her own newspaper

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 11:55AM

Rachel Van Gelder, 12, has started her own newspaper and the entire neighborhood is involved. In late May, the first issue of The Hoot, a newspaper covering the events and personalities of Mercer Terrace Drive on the South end, went to press. Van Gelder personally delivered the 11-page, full-color publication — named after the owl she hears hooting at night — to more than a dozen neighborhood families.

City officials keep Council posted on homeless camp

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 11:55AM

Councilmembers received their first update concerning Tent City Monday night as dozens of Islanders lauded the community's efforts to help the homeless, while others asked for verified warrant checks on the "grandfathered-in" camp residents whose names were not reviewed when the camp moved in earlier this month.

Proposal could end Metro transport for students

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 11:55AM

In response to a proposed federal law restricting the use of public buses for student transportation, the Mercer Island School District (MISD) and King County Metro are voicing their dissent. Both parties have written letters of protest to CFR 49, a recent proposal by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) that could prohibit Metro routes from transporting students to and from school.

Insurance iffy for trampolines

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 11:55AM

It seems that just about every family these days has a large trampoline in their backyard. So it was quite a surprise for Mercer Island residents Tim and Lori Stone to learn that their insurance company, CHUBB, wouldn’t insure them if they purchased one.

Crest teacher adds peace-keeping to education skills

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 11:55AM

This fall, Crest social studies teacher Gavin Tierney will bring conflict resolution and international peacekeeping to the classroom. With 2008 headlines awash in political conflict — from Iraq to Darfur to the recent war in Georgia — the importance of such topics in education is growing. Eager to broaden Crest’s social studies program, Tierney attended a six-day summer institute at the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) in Washington, D.C., exploring ways to integrate international conflict resolution and peacemaking strategies into the high school curriculum.

Police

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 11:55AM

Tent City harassment

Light at the end of the Wilburton Tunnel

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 11:55AM

Crews finished demolishing the Wilburton Tunnel over southbound I-405 in Bellevue this past weekend, one week ahead of schedule. All lanes were re-opened on Monday and the third weekend closure is no longer needed.

Maria Shriver is partner in Islander ice cream biz

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 11:56AM

Lovin’ Scoopful co-founder Dan Samson is all smiles as the ice-cream company he founded with Tim Shriver, Maria Shriver and Angelo Moratti will be in more than 900 stores throughout the Puget Sound area, California and the Southwest by September. And they are just getting started.

Property values shock, dismay

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 11:56AM

Many Island homeowners were shocked when they opened their mailboxes last Friday to find that the assessed value for their home and property had changed dramatically. The King County Assessors office mailed out its new batch of “Official Property Value Notices” to Islanders and residents throughout the county. Islanders are puzzled and sometimes angry by what they saw.

Island father, son dentists volunteer at Tent City

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 11:56AM

Two generations of Island dentists teamed up last Thursday as they poked, prodded and X-rayed the mouths of homeless residents living in Tent City.

Mercer Island residents pack 520 tolling meeting

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 11:56AM

Islander attendance at the sixth and final 520 Tolling Open House surpassed other community presentations as dozens of Island residents shared their thoughts and opinions about bringing tolls to I-90 in order to fund a new 520 bridge.

Islanders tell tolling committee to offer toll-free access to Mercer Island

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 11:56AM

Islander attendance at the sixth and final SR-520 Tolling Open House surpassed other community presentations as many residents shared their thoughts and opinions about bringing tolls to I-90 in order to fund a new 520 bridge.

SWAT team arrests sex offender at Mercer Island home

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 11:56AM

Mercer Island Police arrested a level-three sex offender in violation of his parole at an Island home on Saturday morning, just blocks away from the Boys & Girls Club.

County’s new crime-fighting helicopter

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 11:56AM

A new police helicopter was rolled out on Thursday, a tri-county asset to fighting crime, searching for missing persons, and serving as a life-saving platform during a natural disaster or terrorist incident.

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