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Mercer Island council to meet Monday | City briefs

City Council to meet Monday The Mercer Island City Council’s regular meeting of Tuesday, Nov. 7 has been rescheduled to Monday, Nov. 6 due to… Continue reading

  • Nov 2, 2017

Group questions Mercer Island City Council candidate’s education credentials

This story was updated on at 5:40 p.m. on Nov. 1 to reflect continued conversations with Joy Langley and Cornell’s office of media relations. According… Continue reading

Mercer Island Council, School Board seek collaboration, input on financial challenges

The Mercer Island City Council and School Board of Directors held their annual joint meeting on Oct. 26, discussing their distinct budgeting issues while trying… Continue reading

Mercer Island Chamber talks climate at November meeting | Business briefs

Chamber to talk climate at Nov. 2 meeting Jonathan Shakes from the Citizens’ Climate Lobby will be the featured speaker at the Mercer Island Chamber… Continue reading

  • Oct 31, 2017

Property taxes due for second half of 2017

Property owners in King County who pay their property taxes themselves, rather than through their mortgage lender, have until Tuesday, Oct. 31 to pay the… Continue reading

  • Oct 27, 2017

Trick or treat at Mercer Island businesses on Oct. 31

For the ninth year, Mercer Island businesses in the Town Center and South Mercer Shopping Center are inviting ghosts, goblins, firefighters, princesses, devils, zombies and… Continue reading

  • Oct 27, 2017

Mercer Island School Board votes to place levy on February 2018 ballot

The Mercer Island School Board has unanimously approved an educational maintenance and operations levy proposition to be put to voters on the Feb. 13, 2018… Continue reading

  • Oct 27, 2017

LifeWire provides assistance in domestic violence cases

Calls for assistance from survivors seeking help dealing with or leaving domestic violence situations is on the rise in King County. LifeWire is the largest… Continue reading

Judge blocks I-27, saves supervised consumption sites

By Casey Jaywork Seattle Weekly A ballot petition designed to obstruct King County’s public health response to the heroin crisis was struck down by King… Continue reading

  • Oct 26, 2017

Mercer Island Council votes to prohibit dogs on turf fields | City briefs

Council votes to prohibit dogs on turf fields At its Oct. 17 meeting, the Mercer Island City Council voted unanimously to adopt an ordinance prohibiting… Continue reading

  • Oct 26, 2017

Mercer Island to host Medicine Take-Back Day on Oct. 28

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the city of Mercer Island are once again coordinating on a nationwide drug “take-back” day from 10 a.m. to… Continue reading

  • Oct 25, 2017

Owner submits demolition permit for Mercer Island’s historic East Seattle School

A permit has been submitted for the demolition of the old East Seattle School, a fixture in the community since 1914. The building served as… Continue reading

Library exhibit to honor Mercer Island’s legacy of environmentalism

Long before recycling was popular, Mercer Island High School students led the way in creating their own Recycling Center. Their efforts will be recognized with… Continue reading

  • Oct 25, 2017

Islander loses $40,000 in watch store scam | Police Blotter

The blotter consists of officers’ accounts of crimes and other incidents in Mercer Island. Persons arrested are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court… Continue reading

  • Oct 23, 2017

Legacy Partners sells Mercer Island’s Hadley apartment building

The Hadley, Mercer Island’s newest apartment building, has been sold for an undisclosed amount. Legacy Partners, a privately-owned national real estate firm, in partnership with… Continue reading

  • Oct 23, 2017

Mercer Island Marine Patrol helps capsized kayakers

Traffic was backed up on eastbound Interstate 90 between Mercer Island and Seattle after a canoe capsized along the south side of the bridge on… Continue reading

School Board, City Council candidates debate at Mercer Island Beach Club

After Mercer Island School Board candidates Deborah Schneider Lurie and Brian Giannini Upton described their similar beliefs in the importance of equity and diversity in… Continue reading

Reporter teams up with Democracy Live to present voter information website app

Electronic voting may still be only a distant possibility, but electronic ballots and voter information are readily available on any device, and, as of today,… Continue reading

  • Oct 20, 2017

Sound Publishing nets 250 journalism awards at WNPA event

Sound Publishing employees received more than 250 journalism awards at the 2017 Washington Newspaper Publishers Association annual meeting on Oct. 12-14 in Olympia. The company’s… Continue reading

  • Oct 19, 2017

Islanders report car prowls, fraud | Police Blotter

The blotter consists of officers’ accounts of crimes and other incidents in Mercer Island. Persons arrested are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court… Continue reading

  • Oct 19, 2017