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Welcome event for families new to MISD is Oct. 11

Families new to the Mercer Island School District this year are invited to a special welcome event from 6-8 p.m. on Oct. 11 in the… Continue reading

  • Sep 26, 2017

Mercer Island’s fall recycling event is Oct. 21 | City briefs

Fall recycling event is Oct. 21 The city’s annual Fall Recycling Event is a month away, so it’s time to start gathering your materials. Rain… Continue reading

  • Sep 26, 2017

Parking lot rehab underway at Mercer Island Community Center

Last week, city contractors started some long-awaited excavation work to correct drainage issues in front of the main entrance to the Mercer Island Community and… Continue reading

  • Sep 26, 2017

Mercer Island Council adopts new residential code

After a nearly year long public process launched by the Mercer Island Planning Commission and City Council, the council adopted updates to the city’s residential… Continue reading

Russian hackers targeted Washington election systems, Homeland Security confirms

Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman said when her office discovered suspicious IP addresses last year, they had a “high suspicion” the addresses belonged to… Continue reading

  • Sep 22, 2017

Mercer Island group holds ‘red zone’ rally to protect parks

Concerned Citizens for Mercer Island Parks (CCMIP) held a “red zone rally” on Sept. 9 at Mercerdale Park. Group members anchored 36-inch red balloons to… Continue reading

  • Sep 21, 2017

Vehicle stolen from Tacoma recovered on Mercer Island | 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

  • Sep 21, 2017

Young entrepreneurs on Mercer Island help animals in need

Sydney and Zoe, fourth graders from Mercer Island, decided to raise money for the Seattle Humane Society over the summer. They spent time planning, baking… Continue reading

  • Sep 21, 2017

Mercer Island delays public engagement process on budget | City briefs

City delays budget engagement process In July, the city of Mercer Island began a public engagement process to share information about the city’s financial challenges… Continue reading

  • Sep 20, 2017

Eastside mayors talk challenges at the local, regional level

Some might think traffic would be the focal point in a discussion about challenges facing Eastside communities — but a room full of more than… Continue reading

Northwood Elementary honored with architectural award

Northwood Elementary on Mercer Island has been selected for a national Award of Excellence for facility design by the American Institute of Architects (AIA). Northwood,… Continue reading

  • Sep 19, 2017

Afternoon snack | Eye on Mercer Island

A couple of deer have an afternoon snack on the upslope west of Bicentennial Park and Farmer’s Insurance. Submit your photos of amazing, people, places… Continue reading

  • Sep 19, 2017

City issues decision on environmental impacts of MICA proposal

The city of Mercer Island’s Development Services Group (DSG) released a decision on Sept. 11 regarding its review of the potential environmental impacts of the… Continue reading

  • Sep 18, 2017

Mercer Islanders ‘eat fresh’

Customers get ready to “eat fresh” on a recent afternoon at a Subway that recently opened on Mercer Island at 7679 SE 27th St.… Continue reading

  • Sep 18, 2017

King County accepts Snoqualmie Tribe donation of 150 defibrillators

A donation of 150 portable defibrillators was accepted by the King County Council on behalf of the Sheriff’s Office. The donation came from the Snoqualmie… Continue reading

  • Sep 15, 2017

New exhibit opens at Community Center | Arts briefs

New exhibit opens at Community Center The Mercer Island Arts Council presents a new exhibit by the Seattle chapter of the Colored Pencil Society of… Continue reading

  • Sep 14, 2017

Starbucks gives lost and found items, including wallets, to MIPD | 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

  • Sep 14, 2017

Sheriff candidates debate discipline, management at Mercer Island Rotary

“Accountability” was the buzzword of the day as King County Sheriff candidates John Urquhart and Mitzi Johanknecht exchanged ideas for improving the county’s 13th largest… Continue reading

Mercer Island Council set to adopt new residential standards | City briefs

Council set to adopt new residential standards At its Sept. 5 meeting, the Mercer Island City Council reviewed the residential code changes for the sixth… Continue reading

  • Sep 13, 2017

Rallies, condemnation follow federal announcement of DACA rollback

The King County Council responded Sept. 5 to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ announcement that the DACA program will end by unanimously endorsing a motion… Continue reading