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Police Blotter | Bonney Lake woman confronted for stealing packages

MIPD responds to cases of theft, mischief and fraud from Dec. 5-9.

Island Books owners to retire Jan. 1 | Business briefs

Yo Mercer closed; M's president to speak at Chamber luncheon; six figures in fundraising for Friendship Circle.

MISD places two levy issues on special election ballot | School news

Transportation levy, capital projects and technology levy will be on Feb. 9 ballot; elementary visitation days in 2016 set; kindergarten registration opening soon.

The St. Monica elementary school choir students had a visit with Santa after a recent tour of caroling. The students sing Christmas carols for the residents at Sunrise Retirement Home on Mercer Island.

Eye on MI | Visiting Santa

The St. Monica elementary school choir students had a visit with Santa after a recent tour of caroling.

The St. Monica elementary school choir students had a visit with Santa after a recent tour of caroling. The students sing Christmas carols for the residents at Sunrise Retirement Home on Mercer Island.

Girls basketball to host Jr. Hoopsters winter camp | Sports briefs

Jr. Hoopsters runs Jan. 9 through Feb. 6; MIFC teams competing in state tournaments.

Islander girls, boys earn wins over Interlake | Prep basketball

Islander girls remain undefeated; MI boys improve to 5-1 this season.

Mercer Island beats Juanita in league opener | Prep wrestling

The Mercer Island wrestling team scored a 37-27 win over Juanita in the Islanders’ 2A/3A KingCo opener Thursday, Dec. 17 at Juanita High School.

Island Youth Ballet Seniors

Community Calendar | ‘Excerpts from the Nutcracker’ at JCC

A look at the events happening around the Island in the coming week and beyond.

Island Youth Ballet Seniors

MIPD implements ‘Operation No Grinch’

Police officers will work to reduce the number of residential burglaries, car prowls and package thefts in December.

Board to increase number of retail marijuana stores in Washington

Allocation of licenses doubled in King County, Mercer Island.

MI LAX holding annual Christmas Tree Recycle fundraiser | Sports briefs

Once again, the Mercer Island Boys’ Lacrosse Club will come to your curb, pick up your tree, haul it away and have it composted.

MI gymnastics tops Liberty | Prep sports briefs

Mercer Island gymnastics earned its first meet win of the season, beating Liberty at MIHS. The Islanders won with a team score of 146.95 to Liberty’s 124.7.

Mercer Island girls thrash Liberty | Prep girls basketball

The Mercer Island girls basketball team earned its first league win of the season, beating Liberty 70-44 Monday night at MIHS.

Police Blotter | Island man attempts to steal alcohol and dental products from QFC

MIPD also responds to cases of burglary, prowling and fraud from Nov. 25-Dec. 3.

New Councilmember Jeff Sanderson sworn in | City briefs

Earth Day fair to return in 2016; weather causes evacuation of three Island homes.

Around the Island, Dec. 16

VFW donates $1,000 to YFS; John L. Scott to host blood drive on Dec. 19.

State Supreme Court denies MISD’s appeal in racial discrimination case

On Dec. 2, the Washington State Supreme Court declined to hear the Mercer Island School District’s appeal of a finding that the district was liable for discrimination in a case of peer-on-peer racial harassment that occurred in 2011 at Islander Middle School.

Jordan Morris scored twice in the College Cup final to help the Stanford Cardinal men's soccer team win its first NCAA championship Sunday

Morris leads Stanford to first NCAA men’s soccer title

Scoring two goals in the final of the NCAA College Cup, Islander Jordan Morris helped the Stanford Cardinal win its first-ever national championship with a 4-0 victory over Clemson Sunday, Dec. 13 in Kansas City, Kansas.

Jordan Morris scored twice in the College Cup final to help the Stanford Cardinal men's soccer team win its first NCAA championship Sunday

Mercer Island bounces back with win over Stanwood | Prep boys basketball

Islanders beat Spartans 59-52 at Stanwood High School.

Wet and windy weather rolls through Puget Sound

Rain causes landslide and saturated soils; East Mercer Way closed again.