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Initial returns point to a power shift in the state Senate

Democrats went to bed Tuesday night confidently declaring their party will control the levers of legislating in state government by the end of the month.… Continue reading

Mercer Island Council discusses Comp Plan | City briefs

Council discusses Comp Plan The Mercer Island City Council discussed the final docket for its 2018 Comprehensive Plan amendment on Nov. 6. The docket will… Continue reading

  • Nov 8, 2017

Islanders report thefts of jewelry, money, school-issued iPad | 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

  • Nov 8, 2017

Recap of Mercer Island’s local election coverage

Although one issue has dominated the election conversation on Mercer Island — in the community and especially on social media — over the past few… Continue reading

  • Nov 7, 2017

Cornell says ‘no record’ of Mercer Island Council candidate’s degree; Langley continues search | Update

Update: This story originally posted on Nov. 1. It was updated at 3 p.m. on Nov. 6, at the Reporter’s print deadline, and again at… Continue reading

MIFD says change clock, smoke alarm batteries Sunday

The city of Mercer Island issued a safety reminder to residents as they plan to “fall back” one hour on Sunday, as daylight saving time… Continue reading

  • Nov 3, 2017

Mercer Island’s new residential code takes effect this month

Mercer Island’s revised residential development code amendments are in effect as of Nov. 1, according to a news release from the city. The code —… Continue reading

  • Nov 2, 2017

Islanders report theft, fraud, assault | 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

  • Nov 2, 2017

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