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Mercer Island legislator plans to pass equal pay law this year

Rep. Tana Senn’s bill aiming to address the gender pay gap is off to a fast start.

 

Islanders report vandalism, blackmail, jewelry theft

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

  • Jan 16, 2018

 

Mercer Islander named to Lehigh University dean’s list

Dean’s list status, which is awarded to students who earned a scholastic average of 3.6 or better while carrying at least 12 hours of regularly… Continue reading

  • Jan 11, 2018

 

Governor rolls out carbon tax proposal and Republicans balk

By Josh Kelety WNPA Olympia News Bureau Gov. Jay Inslee rolled out his most recent proposal to tax carbon emissions across the state of Washington.… Continue reading

  • Jan 11, 2018

UW athletic director to keynote benefit for Mercer Island Boys and Girls Club

The business breakfast will run from 7-8:15 a.m. on Feb. 1.

  • Jan 11, 2018
Viewers in the gallery applaud as Gov. Jay Inslee makes his annual state-of-the state address before a joint legislative session Tuesday in Olympia. (Elaine Thompson / Associated Press)

Inslee: ‘It’s our state’s destiny … to fight climate change’

In his State-of-the-State address, the governor made the case for an ambitious carbon tax.

Viewers in the gallery applaud as Gov. Jay Inslee makes his annual state-of-the state address before a joint legislative session Tuesday in Olympia. (Elaine Thompson / Associated Press)

Mercer Island Youth and Family Services Foundation announces raffle prizes for annual breakfast

The biggest fundraiser for MIYFS is coming up on Feb. 7, but raffle tickets are on sale now.

  • Jan 10, 2018

Passing the gavel: Mercer Island City Council selects Debbie Bertlin as mayor

Salim Nice will serve as deputy mayor, as the city appoints new leadership for 2018-19.

Islanders report thefts of kayak, motorcycle, bicycle

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

  • Jan 9, 2018

Mercer Island High School’s radio station nominated for 13 national awards

The station rebranded and launched as KMIH - 889 The Bridge last year.

  • Jan 8, 2018

Mercer Island High School drama to present ‘Good Kids’ as winter play

In other school news, the kindergarten roundup is coming up and Pathfinder nominations close soon.

  • Jan 8, 2018

Mercer Island schools, police discuss implications after bomb threat, evacuation at IMS

Students at Islander Middle School were evacuated last week after a bomb threat was reported.

  • Jan 8, 2018
Imam Faisal of the Bellevue Mosque gives a blessing at the start of the Eastside Muslim Safety Forum on Wednesday in Bellevue. Nicole Jennings/staff photo

Eastside Muslim Safety Forum brings awareness to cultural understanding, crime prevention

Police officers around the Eastside gather with community in Bellevue

Imam Faisal of the Bellevue Mosque gives a blessing at the start of the Eastside Muslim Safety Forum on Wednesday in Bellevue. Nicole Jennings/staff photo

Despite new majority, state Democrats won’t scramble for a capital gains tax

Democrats point to short session that makes push for tax to fund public education less likely.

  • Jan 5, 2018

Sound Transit details upcoming I-90 lane, ramp closures

Two lanes will be closed on Jan. 6 as work on the Mercer Island station continues.

  • Jan 5, 2018

Mercer Island council transitions complete as 2018 kicks off

In other city news, the budget advisory group meets this weekend and tree chipping continues.

  • Jan 4, 2018

First Friday art walk is Jan. 5 on Mercer Island

In other arts news, MIVAL will host an opening reception for its new exhibit on Jan. 4.

  • Jan 3, 2018

$25,000 in cash and items stolen after Mercer Island home burglary

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

  • Jan 3, 2018

AG Ferguson files lawsuit against Bellevue company that owns Value Village

Suit claims advertising is deceptive

  • Jan 2, 2018

Mercer Island police chief, others to discuss Muslim and immigrant safety

6 local police chiefs will join Muslim leaders Jan. 3.

  • Jan 1, 2018