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Unknown suspect breaks into home while family is away | Police blotter

The Mercer Island police blotter for Aug. 28 through Sept. 3

  • Sep 14, 2018
Photos courtesy of Trooper Rick Johnson

Troopers seek hit and run suspect, call on public for help

The Washington State Patrol asked locals for any information to identify the vehicle and suspect.

Photos courtesy of Trooper Rick Johnson
The amended ordinance will allocate $135 million in lodging tax revenues for Safeco Field upkeep over the next two decades. Photo by Cacophony/Wikipedia Commons

King County Council approves $135 million public investment in Safeco Field

A council committee voted to advance a last-minute “compromise” plan to fund stadium maintenance.

The amended ordinance will allocate $135 million in lodging tax revenues for Safeco Field upkeep over the next two decades. Photo by Cacophony/Wikipedia Commons

Mercer Island seeks partner to develop commuter parking and mixed-use project

Project is cited at the old Tully’s location and on city-owned land.

Islanders enjoy wine, music and more at Art Uncorked

One of Mercer Island’s signature events returned for its fifth year on Sept. 7.

Washington schools update student discipline rules

The new rules will minimize suspension and expulsions for minor offenses.

Suspect punches out car window, steals purse | Police blotter

The Mercer Island Police blotter for Aug. 25 through 29.

  • Sep 6, 2018
YES partners with LWSD and BSD to address mental health and substance use issues in students sooner. Photo courtesy of Youth Eastside Services.

Universal mental health screenings to be introduced in local middle schools

YES partners with LWSD and BSD to address mental health and substance use issues in students sooner.

YES partners with LWSD and BSD to address mental health and substance use issues in students sooner. Photo courtesy of Youth Eastside Services.

Eastside’s Zangaglia honored for nonprofit work

The HopeFest has served 6,500 low-income or homeless people in King County.

Reporter file photo of the 2016 Seafair. Kevin Clark / The Daily Herald

MIPD’s marine patrol sees second Seafair with zero deaths

The Seafair safety emphasis began in 2002 and has decreased the number of BUIs, deaths and injuries.

Reporter file photo of the 2016 Seafair. Kevin Clark / The Daily Herald

Reykdal: Washington State will not arm its teachers

State Superintendent responds to Betsy Devos’ consideration to arm teachers.

  • Aug 25, 2018

Burglar caught on camera attempting to enter home | Police blotter

The Mercer Island police blotter for Aug. 13 through 19.

  • Aug 24, 2018
Photo by SounderBruce/Wikipedia Commons

King County suspends detective for attacking Uber driver

The sheriff’s discipline comes as the result of violent off-duty behavior.

Photo by SounderBruce/Wikipedia Commons

Former Mercer Island mayor joins French American School Board

Alan Merkle joins French American School of Puget Sound board of trustees.

  • Aug 21, 2018

Neighbors question impacts of ‘private community facilities’ on Mercer Island

City hopes to address concerns with multi-phase process.

Mercer Island School District welcomes new administrators

There will be new leadership at the high school, two elementary schools and in the district office.

  • Aug 20, 2018

City launches new public engagement platform

The City’s Planning Commission is currently reviewing 15 proposed amendments to the Comprehensive Plan. The amendments under consideration include adopting an Arts and Culture Comprehensive… Continue reading

  • Aug 20, 2018

Race for King County prosecutor heats up at forum

Former public defender Daron Morris slams incumbent Dan Satterberg for the use of bail in the county justice system.