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Total solar eclipse wows Mercer Island residents | Photos

The first total solar eclipse to cross the United States in 99…

  • Aug 22nd, 2017

Mercer Island police join campaign for increased DUI patrols

Each summer in Washington state, an average of 149 people die in…

  • Aug 21st, 2017

Mercer Island educators, school board reach tentative agreement following protests

Members and supporters of the Mercer Island Education Association held several rallies…

Woman’s SUV speeds out of control on Island Crest Way

A woman took a terrifying ride down Island Crest Way last week,…

  • Aug 18th, 2017

Who’s there? | Eye on Mercer Island

Mercer Island resident Roberta Lewandowski recently captured this photo of a barred…

  • Aug 18th, 2017

Youth deliver cookies to Mercer Island fire, police

Holy Trinity hosted Vacation Bible School July 31-Aug. 4. Middle and high…

  • Aug 18th, 2017

Islanders report thefts of golf clubs, tools and bicycles | Police Blotter

The blotter consists of officers’ accounts of crimes and other incidents in…

  • Aug 18th, 2017

Mercer Island Food Pantry needs basic items

Summer is a season when community donations are at their lowest, yet…

  • Aug 17th, 2017

Youth Theatre Northwest presents ‘Go, Dog. Go!’

Youth Theatre Northwest concludes its 34th Summerstock season with a theatrical adaptation…

  • Aug 17th, 2017

Council rejects most commuter parking options, including 77th Avenue restriping

After discussing short-term commuter parking options provided by Sound Transit and city…

Mercer Island woman in wheelchair pushes to bring back Metro route 204

Mercer Islander Vicki Rouillard doesn’t back down to obstacles. The wheelchair user…

  • Aug 17th, 2017

Mercer Island author’s new book offers history of dialysis development

Longtime Mercer Island resident Dr. Christopher R. Blagg was a young English…

  • Aug 16th, 2017

Environmental advocates call for Bellevue-based Puget Sound Energy’s closure of Montana coal plant

Several state environmental groups and residents across the county packed Bellevue City…

LaFontaine named new regional publisher of Mercer Island Reporter

Bringing his longtime passion for community journalism and digital savvy, Eric LaFontaine…

  • Aug 15th, 2017

Island Crest Park renovation to start soon | City briefs

Island Crest Park renovation to start soon The Island Crest Park sports…

  • Aug 14th, 2017

Suspects in Mercer Island steal golf cart, drive it into lake | Police Blotter

The blotter consists of officers’ accounts of crimes and other incidents in…

  • Aug 11th, 2017

Fire damages Mercer Island residence on 96th Avenue

At 5:52 p.m. on Aug. 9, the Mercer Island Fire Department responded…

  • Aug 10th, 2017

Nick Wold appointed as associate principal of MIHS | School briefs

Nick Wold appointed as associate principal of Mercer Island High School Nick…

  • Aug 9th, 2017

Cyclemates Bike sculpture to be unveiled in ceremony on Aug. 13

The community is invited to the unveiling of Mercer Island’s newest piece…

  • Aug 9th, 2017

New Mercer Island superintendent gears up for school year

Getting the job as superintendent of Mercer Island School District represents a…