As PSE moves away from coal, one community scrambles to build a new economy

Lewis County has long relied on the energy needs of consumers throughout the region. That’s all about to change.


Mercer Island community hosts ‘homecoming’ for baseball team

The MIHS team can finally play on its home field after the re-opening of Island Crest Park.


Students at St. Monica School, a private Catholic school based in Mercer Island, prayed for the 17 victims of the Parkland school shooting. Photo courtesy of Krista Pittiglio

Students throughout the region leave class and call for action on guns

The demonstrations, part of the National School Walkout, marked the one month anniversary of the Parkland school shooting.


Mercer Island teams advance to Destination Imagination state event

A record 12 teams representing MI schools qualified for the state tournament.

  • Mar 15, 2018

Inslee signs Breakfast after the Bell legislation into law

Sen. Lisa Wellman, D-Mercer Island, sponsored the legislation in the Senate.

  • Mar 14, 2018

41st District legislators disclose how they voted on public records bill

Senate Bill 6617 would have exempted legislators from the state’s Public Records Act.

Islanders report several cases of fraud and car prowling

The blotter consists of officers’ accounts of crimes and other incidents in Mercer Island.

  • Mar 13, 2018

Washington state passes Mercer Island legislator’s equal pay bill

The Equal Pay Opportunity Act, sponsored by Rep. Tana Senn, will address the gender wage gap.

  • Mar 12, 2018

Mercer Island police searching for thief suspect

The thief was caught on the victim’s surveillance camera.

  • Mar 12, 2018

City to consider adding arts and culture language to Comprehensive Plan

A public meeting is scheduled for 6:30-8 p.m. March 14 at the Community Center.

  • Mar 12, 2018
Washington State Patrol - Reporter file photo

Issaquah man killed in head-on collision, Mercer Island man transported to Harborview

Alexander Chung was traveling west in eastbound lanes of I-90 and crashed into another vehicle.

  • Mar 12, 2018
Washington State Patrol - Reporter file photo

Afghanistan refugee shares how Friends of Youth gave him hope at Bellevue event

Hundreds celebrate youth at annual Friends of Youth luncheon.

Students honored for work on Mercer Island High School’s radio station

Golden Microphone Awards were given to thirteen student staff of KMIH 889 The Bridge.

  • Mar 9, 2018

Four MIHS students achieve perfect scores in AP Macroeconomics

Mercer Island High School is the only school in the world to have four students achieve this.

  • Mar 8, 2018

Mercer Island Rep. Judy Clibborn announces retirement from legislature

Clibborn will not run for re-election to her seat in the 41st district in 2018.

Mercer Island proclaims March as Women’s History Month

The proclamation also recognizes International Women’s Day on March 8.

Apply for MIVAL’s ‘Treasures in Miniature’ show, art scholarship

The Mercer Island Visual Arts League offers opportunities for creative community.

  • Mar 6, 2018

Mercer Island to celebrate Arbor Day, ballfield re-opening and more

In other city news, Money Magazine named Mercer Island the best place to live in Washington.

  • Mar 6, 2018

Eastside bracing for replacing human drivers

Bellevue takes a position in the race to develop autonomous vehicles.

Mercer Island officers respond to in-progress burglary

The blotter consists of officers’ accounts of crimes and other incidents in Mercer Island.

  • Mar 5, 2018