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Critics say draft plan from county task force on homelessness underwhelms

One Table’s first stab at recommendations leaves some members calling for a bolder, clearly financed plan.

Mercer Island businesses ask to be included in city goals

The city council approved its 2018-2019 priorities on April 3.

Wellman to serve on new student career-readiness committee

Sen. Lisa Wellman is already the chair of the Senate Early Learning and K-12 Education Committee.

  • Apr 11, 2018
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Mercer Island School District awarded PSE grant

The Puget Sound Energy energy efficiency award honors the district’s conservation efforts.

  • Apr 10, 2018
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Wendy Weiker announces campaign for State House

The Mercer Island City Council member has found multiple endorsements.

  • Apr 9, 2018
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Grammy-nominated artist to speak at Dunham scholarship ceremony

The scholarship honors graduating female leaders from Mercer Island and Rainier Beach high schools.

  • Apr 7, 2018

See ‘Treasures in Miniature’ at MIVAL Gallery in April

Small art pieces will be on display in Mercer Island from April 5-27.

  • Apr 5, 2018

Remembering MLK, Covenant Shores honors activist

The ‘Spirit of Martin Luther King Jr.’ award was given to Harold Spooner, who ‘embodies’ King’s values.

  • Apr 4, 2018

AJC holds its sixth annual Intergroup Seder

The Seder was held at the Stroum Jewish Community Center on Mercer Island.

  • Apr 4, 2018
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Bellevue School Board President to run for State House seat

My-Linh Thai of Bellevue announced her intent to run for the 41st district representative.

  • Apr 2, 2018
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Mercer Island’s Groveland Beach may close for summer repairs

The city will spend almost $1 million on improvements if a project bid is approved.

QFC unveils meal kits at local stores

QFC wants to know what’s for dinner tonight. The grocery store chain is introducing pre-measured and prepared meal kits, called Prep+Pared, in select stores. The… Continue reading

  • Mar 30, 2018

School Board reaffirms safety commitments

The resolution reaffirms commitment to preserving school safety and preventing gun violence.

  • Mar 30, 2018

Suspect scams victim through Craigslist | Police blotter for Feb. 23 – March 13

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

  • Mar 29, 2018
Attorney General Bob Ferguson visited the Reporter’s office. Carrie Rodriguez/staff photo

Attorney General Ferguson on guns and government lawsuits

The Washington state AG stopped by the Reporter’s office to chat about current events.

Attorney General Bob Ferguson visited the Reporter’s office. Carrie Rodriguez/staff photo

Mercer Island DECA students qualify for international event

The MIHS team of more than 130 students competed earlier this month in Bellevue.

  • Mar 29, 2018

Parenting workshop on teen anxiety is April 3

Mercer Island Youth and Family Services invites Islanders to talk about social-emotional health.

  • Mar 29, 2018

New seamless response approved in King County

The recently approved agreement allows Mercer Island to call upon Seattle for assistance.

  • Mar 29, 2018

County council approves Eastside emergency system upgrade

The effort will enhance 911 to improve link to public safety providers that serve East King County.

  • Mar 29, 2018

Mercer Island launches pilot rideshare program

The goal is to improve access to transit for Island commuters.