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Senate approves Mercer Island senator’s ‘Breakfast After the Bell’ legislation

The program would ensure more students have access to nutritionally balanced meals.

Levy committee encourages Islanders to vote to ‘keep schools strong’

The four-year renewal levy would continue local levy funding for Mercer Island schools through 2022.

Islanders report thefts of license plate, mail and $28,000 in jewelry

The blotter consists of officers’ accounts of crimes and other incidents in Mercer Island.

  • Jan 23, 2018

Mercer Island Chamber lunch to feature business etiquette speaker

In other business news, Microsoft features FASPS and New Seasons announces parental leave benefit.

  • Jan 23, 2018

41st District lawmakers cheer passage of $4 billion construction budget

Construction projects across the state of Washington and the 41st District now have the funding they need after the House and Senate passed the state’s… Continue reading

High school students from Issaquah’s Youth Opposed to Drug Abuse and Mercer Island’s Healthy Youth Initiative gave up their holiday on Monday to get up at 5 a.m. and travel to the state capital in Olympia to advocate for substance abuse prevention at the annual Prevention Policy Day Rally. Nicole Jennings/staff photo

Mercer Island teens take a stand against drug, alcohol abuse at capitol

Policy Prevention Day raises awareness for legislative policies that fight drug and alcohol abuse.

High school students from Issaquah’s Youth Opposed to Drug Abuse and Mercer Island’s Healthy Youth Initiative gave up their holiday on Monday to get up at 5 a.m. and travel to the state capital in Olympia to advocate for substance abuse prevention at the annual Prevention Policy Day Rally. Nicole Jennings/staff photo

Housing market’s low inventory does not reduce demand on Mercer Island

By Annie Gustafson John L. Scott The number of homes available for purchase in December 2017 was exceptionally low on Mercer Island, even by “typical”… Continue reading

  • Jan 22, 2018

Seattle Women’s March 2.0 in Photos

Tens of thousands take to Seattle’s streets to support the #MeToo movement and marginalized communities.

Photo by Taylor McAvoy

Scenes From Seattle Women’s March 2018

From Cal Anderson Park to Seattle Center, Seattle Weekly captures the demonstration’s atmosphere.

Photo by Taylor McAvoy
Photo courtesy Mike Nakamura Photography LLC. President and CEO of Overlake Medical Center Michael Marsh speaks about the center’s game-changing innovation across the health care continuum during the Bellevue Chamber of Commerce’s business lunch on Jan. 18 at the Westin Bellevue.

Overlake Medical Center CEO talks health care at Bellevue Chamber event

Hospital will break ground on new $250 million project in April.

  • Jan 19, 2018
Photo courtesy Mike Nakamura Photography LLC. President and CEO of Overlake Medical Center Michael Marsh speaks about the center’s game-changing innovation across the health care continuum during the Bellevue Chamber of Commerce’s business lunch on Jan. 18 at the Westin Bellevue.

Inslee talks education, carbon tax and opioid crisis

Carbon tax proposal would replenish the state’s reserves for the first year for education spending.

With help of community donors, Mercer Island completes Island Crest Park renovation

In other city news, Islanders can now comment on the TIP and enjoy larger 630 shuttles.

  • Jan 18, 2018

Mercer Island legislator plans to pass equal pay law this year

Rep. Tana Senn’s bill aiming to address the gender pay gap is off to a fast start.

Islanders report vandalism, blackmail, jewelry theft

The blotter consists of officers’ accounts of crimes and other incidents in Mercer Island.

  • Jan 16, 2018

Mercer Islander named to Lehigh University dean’s list

Dean’s list status, which is awarded to students who earned a scholastic average of 3.6 or better while carrying at least 12 hours of regularly… Continue reading

  • Jan 11, 2018

Governor rolls out carbon tax proposal and Republicans balk

By Josh Kelety WNPA Olympia News Bureau Gov. Jay Inslee rolled out his most recent proposal to tax carbon emissions across the state of Washington.… Continue reading

  • Jan 11, 2018

UW athletic director to keynote benefit for Mercer Island Boys and Girls Club

The business breakfast will run from 7-8:15 a.m. on Feb. 1.

  • Jan 11, 2018
Viewers in the gallery applaud as Gov. Jay Inslee makes his annual state-of-the state address before a joint legislative session Tuesday in Olympia. (Elaine Thompson / Associated Press)

Inslee: ‘It’s our state’s destiny … to fight climate change’

In his State-of-the-State address, the governor made the case for an ambitious carbon tax.

Viewers in the gallery applaud as Gov. Jay Inslee makes his annual state-of-the state address before a joint legislative session Tuesday in Olympia. (Elaine Thompson / Associated Press)

Mercer Island Youth and Family Services Foundation announces raffle prizes for annual breakfast

The biggest fundraiser for MIYFS is coming up on Feb. 7, but raffle tickets are on sale now.

  • Jan 10, 2018

Passing the gavel: Mercer Island City Council selects Debbie Bertlin as mayor

Salim Nice will serve as deputy mayor, as the city appoints new leadership for 2018-19.