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Vehicle stolen from Tacoma recovered on Mercer Island | 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 21, 2017

Young entrepreneurs on Mercer Island help animals in need

Sydney and Zoe, fourth graders from Mercer Island, decided to raise money for the Seattle Humane Society over the summer. They spent time planning, baking… Continue reading

  • Sep 21, 2017

Mercer Island delays public engagement process on budget | City briefs

City delays budget engagement process In July, the city of Mercer Island began a public engagement process to share information about the city’s financial challenges… Continue reading

  • Sep 20, 2017

Eastside mayors talk challenges at the local, regional level

Some might think traffic would be the focal point in a discussion about challenges facing Eastside communities — but a room full of more than… Continue reading

Northwood Elementary honored with architectural award

Northwood Elementary on Mercer Island has been selected for a national Award of Excellence for facility design by the American Institute of Architects (AIA). Northwood,… Continue reading

  • Sep 19, 2017

Afternoon snack | Eye on Mercer Island

A couple of deer have an afternoon snack on the upslope west of Bicentennial Park and Farmer’s Insurance. Submit your photos of amazing, people, places… Continue reading

  • Sep 19, 2017

City issues decision on environmental impacts of MICA proposal

The city of Mercer Island’s Development Services Group (DSG) released a decision on Sept. 11 regarding its review of the potential environmental impacts of the… Continue reading

  • Sep 18, 2017

Mercer Islanders ‘eat fresh’

Customers get ready to “eat fresh” on a recent afternoon at a Subway that recently opened on Mercer Island at 7679 SE 27th St.… Continue reading

  • Sep 18, 2017

King County accepts Snoqualmie Tribe donation of 150 defibrillators

A donation of 150 portable defibrillators was accepted by the King County Council on behalf of the Sheriff’s Office. The donation came from the Snoqualmie… Continue reading

  • Sep 15, 2017

New exhibit opens at Community Center | Arts briefs

New exhibit opens at Community Center The Mercer Island Arts Council presents a new exhibit by the Seattle chapter of the Colored Pencil Society of… Continue reading

  • Sep 14, 2017

Starbucks gives lost and found items, including wallets, to MIPD | 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 14, 2017

Sheriff candidates debate discipline, management at Mercer Island Rotary

“Accountability” was the buzzword of the day as King County Sheriff candidates John Urquhart and Mitzi Johanknecht exchanged ideas for improving the county’s 13th largest… Continue reading

Mercer Island Council set to adopt new residential standards | City briefs

Council set to adopt new residential standards At its Sept. 5 meeting, the Mercer Island City Council reviewed the residential code changes for the sixth… Continue reading

  • Sep 13, 2017

Rallies, condemnation follow federal announcement of DACA rollback

The King County Council responded Sept. 5 to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ announcement that the DACA program will end by unanimously endorsing a motion… Continue reading

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