City Manager Bon begins budget process at meeting

She discusses challenges and positives with council.

  • Sep 24, 2020


Washington State Capitol Building in Olympia. File photo

Surge in consumer spending eases state budget challenges

A jump in tax collections cuts a projected $9 billion shortfall in half, acccording to new forecast.


Recoating and pavement-marking project on tap

Changes come to MI Park and Ride

  • Sep 24, 2020


Thomas returns to Mercer Island

He steps in as interim director for Community Planning and Development

  • Sep 24, 2020

‘People value access to the water’

Islanders provide feedback on docks design.

Residents are on board with emergency preparation

September marked as National Preparedness Month.

High speed rail and hub cities explored in Cascadia Corridor study

A new paper outlines a potential plan for the region.

Chamber of commerce will move to new location

Move upstairs is planned for early October.

  • Sep 21, 2020

School district to hold virtual welcome event Oct. 1

Event is for families new to the district.

  • Sep 21, 2020

Legendary hoops coach Pepple passes away at age 88

MI coach led his team to four state titles.

Should state cover school bus costs if there are no riders?

With funding tied to getting students to school, districts are uncertain how much money they’ll receive.

Mercer Island Martial Arts kicks into online classes

Business has been thriving on the Island for 23-plus years.

Alston to discuss mathematics at Rotary meeting

Online event set for Sept. 29.

  • Sep 19, 2020

Letting their voices be heard

District student board reps make a difference.

Council adopts ordinance to temporarily increase utility tax rates

Hike will help pay for potential litigation with Sound Transit.

Docks online open house extended through Oct. 7

City seeks feedback about redesign.

  • Sep 17, 2020

MIHS students named National Merit semifinalists

Seniors congratulated at their homes.

  • Sep 15, 2020

Mercer Island School District unveils new logo

Emblem reflects its core values, vision and mission.

  • Sep 15, 2020