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Pacific Science Center’s Science On Wheels visits Mercer Island this month

Science on Wheels from Pacific Science Center is visiting Mercer Island this month. The van will be at Northwood Elementary on Oct. 20, Oct. 27… Continue reading

  • Oct 19, 2017

Mercer Island’s VOICE program wins community service award

The city of Mercer Island’s long-standing youth volunteer program, Volunteer Outreach In Communities Everywhere (VOICE), received the Jon Nelson Community Service Award from nonprofit Community… Continue reading

  • Oct 19, 2017

Looks for General Election ballots in mail soon

Ballots for the Nov. 7 general election were mailed on Oct. 18, according to King County Elections. If you are registered to vote, you will… Continue reading

  • Oct 18, 2017

Mercer Island and Sound Transit finalize settlement agreement

At its Oct. 17 meeting, the Mercer Island City Council unanimously voted to finalize its acceptance of a package of mitigation measures first offered in… Continue reading

  • Oct 18, 2017

Mercer Island City Council speaks out against domestic violence

At its Oct. 3 meeting, the Mercer Island City Council proclaimed October 2017 as “Domestic Violence Action Month.” “Domestic violence is a serious crime that… Continue reading

  • Oct 17, 2017

24 Mercer Island seniors honored as National Merit Commended Scholars

The National Merit Scholarship Program has recognized 24 Mercer Island High School seniors as commended scholars. They are among 34,000 commended students throughout the nation… Continue reading

  • Oct 17, 2017

Mercer Island School Board seat on ballot remains contested, despite candidate drop out

There may be two names for the Mercer Island School Board Director Position 4 on the general election ballot, but residents should only pay attention… Continue reading

Mercer Island to offer emergency preparedness workshop for businesses | City briefs

City to offer emergency preparedness workshop for north end businesses Mercer Island is vulnerable not only to earthquakes and power outages, but also cyber-attacks or… Continue reading

  • Oct 16, 2017

Police suspect Mercer Island man in open house theft case

Police say they’ve solved a case where $800 in jewelry was stolen from a real estate open house in Arlington, in a scheme that has… Continue reading

  • Oct 16, 2017

Betsy DeVos’ Bellevue visit on education reform draws hundreds of protesters

Hundreds of protesters filled Bellevue Way as Betsy DeVos, President Donald Trump’s secretary of education, came to Bellevue to address the Washington Policy Center’s annual… Continue reading

City of Mercer Island, MICA pause to explore all options for arts center

The city of Mercer Island requested that Mercer Island Center for the Arts (MICA) consider delaying the upcoming public hearing and accompanying legislative review process… Continue reading

Mercer Island mobility forum set for Oct. 20

Mercer Island residents Tom Acker, Mark Coen, Scott Kuznicki and Dan Thompson, in partnership with ACES Northwest Network and Cascadia Discovery Institute, are inviting the… Continue reading

  • Oct 13, 2017

Mercer Island’s SJCC to premiere original play ‘Rachel Calof’

“Rachel Calof,” a play with music, premieres in the Pacific Northwest for one performance only at 2 p.m. on Nov. 5 at Mercer Island’s Stroum… Continue reading

  • Oct 13, 2017

What’s up doc? | Eye on MI

The Lakeridge Elementary garden club is in full swing again, as students tend to 17 raised beds after school. As the garden season starts to… Continue reading

  • Oct 12, 2017

Mercer Island gets 22nd clean audit

In 2017, the city of Mercer Island passed an independent audit by the Washington State Auditor’s Office (SAO), marking at least 22 years in a… Continue reading

  • Oct 12, 2017

Are you ready? Mercer Island to hold earthquake preparedness drill

Thousands of Washington residents will practice how to “Drop, Cover, and Hold On” in the state’s largest earthquake drill ever: The Great Washington ShakeOut, at… Continue reading

  • Oct 12, 2017

Concurrency plan brings up questions on Mercer Island Town Center traffic

Parking in downtown Mercer Island has been a recurring topic at City Council meetings for years, but at last week’s meeting, some members called for… Continue reading

Suspect steals ink from Mercer Island Rite Aid | 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 9, 2017

Mercer Island students get to school safely with help of city, district

Two weeks ago, bicycle officers from the Mercer Island Police Department (MIPD) participated in the annual Lakeridge Elementary third grade Bike Rodeo, teaching bike safety,… Continue reading

  • Oct 9, 2017

Flyover | Eye on Mercer Island

Mercer Island resident Sue Robinson recently took this picture over Mercer Island on a flight to Southern California. Submit your photos of amazing, people, places… Continue reading

  • Oct 9, 2017