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Hear from council candidates at Sept. 21 Mercer Island Chamber meeting

The Mercer Island Chamber of Commerce invited the candidates running for City Council to speak at its September membership luncheon. The meeting will be from… Continue reading

  • Sep 11, 2017

Islanders rally to preserve parkland

A citizen activist group, Concerned Citizens for Mercer Island Parks (CCMIP), announced that it will hold a rally from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on… Continue reading

  • Sep 8, 2017

Karate kids close out summer on Mercer Island

Mercer Island Martial Arts students practiced their skills at the park during summer camp. Owner Krista Wells said that during the summer time, she typically… Continue reading

  • Sep 8, 2017

Mercer Island teen helps with youth marijuana prevention

A Mercer Island teen recently helped produce a marijuana Q&A video in partnership with the Washington State Department of Health’s “Listen to Your Selfie” prevention… Continue reading

  • Sep 8, 2017

Mercer Island City Council reaffirms ‘welcoming city’ stance with letter to community

At its Sept. 5 meeting, the Mercer Island City Council voted unanimously to send a letter to the community speaking out against hate groups and… Continue reading

  • Sep 7, 2017

King County Council discusses changes to Metro rates

An ordinance that would simplify Metro bus fares in the county was referred to committee at the Aug. 28 King County Council meeting. The fares… Continue reading

Sign up for Mercer Island School District news | School briefs

Sign up for Mercer Island School District news If you are a community member who doesn’t have students in the Mercer Island School District (MISD)… Continue reading

  • Sep 6, 2017

Police investigate deadly car crash in Mercer Island; victim identified | Update

One person died following a car crash on West Mercer Way on Friday morning. At about 6:45 a.m. on Sept. 1, a major collision occurred… Continue reading

  • Sep 6, 2017

Islanders report thefts of electronics, gift cards, tip jar | 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 6, 2017

Mercer Island School District, city collaborate on new crosswalk | City briefs

City, school district collaborate on new crosswalk at Southeast 42nd Street The city of Mercer Island and the Mercer Island School District partnered to create… Continue reading

  • Sep 6, 2017

Heavy smoke returns to Puget Sound due to west coast wildfires

Heavy smoke and falling ash returned to the Puget Sound this week as several large wildfires burn across the west coast and into Montana. As… Continue reading

Mercer Island City Council plans to adopt residential code this month

A skim through the latest draft of Mercer Island’s residential development standards reveals that most of the rules for building and remodeling homes have been… Continue reading

Kirkland author to launch new children’s book at Island Books

A local business writer turned children’s book author recently published her seventh book, which aims to teach kids about building bridges between cultures. Dori Jones… Continue reading

  • Sep 5, 2017

Several Islanders report bike thefts | 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

  • Aug 31, 2017

Measure to ban county funds for injection sites will appear on February ballot

An initiative known as I-27, which would ban King County resources from funding drug consumption sites in the county, will not appear on the November… Continue reading

Mercer Island’s opportunity to establish a gathering place | On Arts

By Genevieve Morton Special to the Reporter Mercer Island is an idyllic place to live, yet I’ve always felt like the downtown was missing something.… Continue reading

  • Aug 29, 2017

Mercer Island releases explainer videos on residential code | City briefs

City releases explainer videos on residential code After many months of community input, and recommendations from the city’s Planning Commission, the City Council is now… Continue reading

  • Aug 28, 2017

Hundreds gather to celebrate women’s equality, Mercer Island summer concert

Some women sat on blankets, breast-feeding their infants and reining in toddlers. Others laughed with friends and enjoyed snacks with family, while waiting on the… Continue reading

  • Aug 25, 2017

Heart project spreads love at Mercer Island’s Island Park Elementary

Some hearts are made out of fleece. Others are stuffed with cotton or beans, and adorned with beads, charms or tiny pockets. Students at Island… Continue reading

  • Aug 24, 2017

Car prowl suspects in Mercer Island leave clues behind | 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

  • Aug 23, 2017