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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

Library exhibit to honor Mercer Island’s legacy of environmentalism

Long before recycling was popular, Mercer Island High School students led the way in creating their own Recycling Center. Their efforts will be recognized with… Continue reading

  • Oct 25, 2017

Islander loses $40,000 in watch store scam | 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

  • Oct 23, 2017

Legacy Partners sells Mercer Island’s Hadley apartment building

The Hadley, Mercer Island’s newest apartment building, has been sold for an undisclosed amount. Legacy Partners, a privately-owned national real estate firm, in partnership with… Continue reading

  • Oct 23, 2017

Mercer Island Marine Patrol helps capsized kayakers

Traffic was backed up on eastbound Interstate 90 between Mercer Island and Seattle after a canoe capsized along the south side of the bridge on… Continue reading

School Board, City Council candidates debate at Mercer Island Beach Club

After Mercer Island School Board candidates Deborah Schneider Lurie and Brian Giannini Upton described their similar beliefs in the importance of equity and diversity in… Continue reading

Reporter teams up with Democracy Live to present voter information website app

Electronic voting may still be only a distant possibility, but electronic ballots and voter information are readily available on any device, and, as of today,… Continue reading

  • Oct 20, 2017

Sound Publishing nets 250 journalism awards at WNPA event

Sound Publishing employees received more than 250 journalism awards at the 2017 Washington Newspaper Publishers Association annual meeting on Oct. 12-14 in Olympia. The company’s… Continue reading

  • Oct 19, 2017

Islanders report car prowls, fraud | 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

  • Oct 19, 2017

Pacific Science Center’s Science On Wheels visits Mercer Island this month

Science on Wheels from Pacific Science Center is visiting Mercer Island this month. The van will be at Northwood Elementary on Oct. 20, Oct. 27… Continue reading

  • Oct 19, 2017

Mercer Island’s VOICE program wins community service award

The city of Mercer Island’s long-standing youth volunteer program, Volunteer Outreach In Communities Everywhere (VOICE), received the Jon Nelson Community Service Award from nonprofit Community… Continue reading

  • Oct 19, 2017

Looks for General Election ballots in mail soon

Ballots for the Nov. 7 general election were mailed on Oct. 18, according to King County Elections. If you are registered to vote, you will… Continue reading

  • Oct 18, 2017

Mercer Island and Sound Transit finalize settlement agreement

At its Oct. 17 meeting, the Mercer Island City Council unanimously voted to finalize its acceptance of a package of mitigation measures first offered in… Continue reading

  • Oct 18, 2017

Mercer Island City Council speaks out against domestic violence

At its Oct. 3 meeting, the Mercer Island City Council proclaimed October 2017 as “Domestic Violence Action Month.” “Domestic violence is a serious crime that… Continue reading

  • Oct 17, 2017

24 Mercer Island seniors honored as National Merit Commended Scholars

The National Merit Scholarship Program has recognized 24 Mercer Island High School seniors as commended scholars. They are among 34,000 commended students throughout the nation… Continue reading

  • Oct 17, 2017

Mercer Island School Board seat on ballot remains contested, despite candidate drop out

There may be two names for the Mercer Island School Board Director Position 4 on the general election ballot, but residents should only pay attention… Continue reading

Mercer Island to offer emergency preparedness workshop for businesses | City briefs

City to offer emergency preparedness workshop for north end businesses Mercer Island is vulnerable not only to earthquakes and power outages, but also cyber-attacks or… Continue reading

  • Oct 16, 2017

Police suspect Mercer Island man in open house theft case

Police say they’ve solved a case where $800 in jewelry was stolen from a real estate open house in Arlington, in a scheme that has… Continue reading

  • Oct 16, 2017