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Intra-district elementary transfer requests accepted through April 30

The Mercer Island School District’s intra-district elementary transfer process is designed to provide families with an opportunity to apply for their child to attend a… Continue reading

  • Apr 7, 2021
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Residents can comment on city’s Transporation Improvement Program

Program is required to be updated by July 1.

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Luther Burbank docks replacement project is back in the spotlight

Concept design will be transmitted to the city council.

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MIHS sophomore Senn wins state in dramatic interpretation

Special to the Reporter The Mercer Island High School (MIHS) speech and debate team has posted outstanding results in its competitions this year. MIHS sophomore… Continue reading

  • Apr 4, 2021
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Novak and Morgan will speak at Rotary meeting on April 13

Randy Novak and DeLano Morgan will discuss SAA Authentic Diversity: “A Look at Diversity, Equity and Inclusion through the Lens of Human Rights and Civil… Continue reading

  • Apr 3, 2021
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Sheriff’s office wants help identifying Green River killer victim

Staff reports In 2003, Gary Ridgway, Washington’s notorious Green River killer, pleaded guilty to murdering 48 women. As of today, two of Ridgway’s victims remain… Continue reading

  • Apr 2, 2021
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King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg. File photo

King County needs more lawyers to attack backlog of cases

6,107 open cases is double the normal amount for King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.

King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg. File photo
Public Health – Seattle & King County staff administering COVID-19 vaccine to a local emergency responder. COURTESY PHOTO, Public Health-Seattle & King County

Starting April 15, everyone 16 and older is eligible for a vaccine

Gov. Inslee said an expected increase in vaccine supply enables the state to open eligibility.

Public Health – Seattle & King County staff administering COVID-19 vaccine to a local emergency responder. COURTESY PHOTO, Public Health-Seattle & King County
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Kelly-Hedrick delves into ‘Hamlet’ in Seattle Rep program

MIHS alumnus discusses her theater journey.

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Meds Take-Back event set for April 24

The Mercer Island Police Department, in partnership with the city’s Healthy Youth Initiative, is once again coordinating with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration to offer… Continue reading

  • Mar 31, 2021
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A CVS pharmacist prepares a COVID-19 vaccine at Village Green Retirement Campus in Federal Way on Jan. 26. Olivia Sullivan/Sound Publishing

Phase Finder for vaccine eligibility to be eliminated March 31

Eligibility verification via Phase Finder no longer required for appointments, vaccinations beginning this week.

A CVS pharmacist prepares a COVID-19 vaccine at Village Green Retirement Campus in Federal Way on Jan. 26. Olivia Sullivan/Sound Publishing
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MIHS alumnus Hampson named Young Urologist of the Year

American Urological Association honors former Islander.

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Duo trains locals on Confronting White Nationalism in Schools

Mercer Island parents present two-hour session.

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Kindergarten and first grade students line up outside of Panther Lake Elementary in Federal Way on March 15. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror

Inslee: K-12 schools can reduce COVID social distancing

The governor reduced social distancing requirements for K-12 classrooms from 6 feet to 3 feet.

  • Mar 26, 2021
Kindergarten and first grade students line up outside of Panther Lake Elementary in Federal Way on March 15. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror
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Issaquah School District settles negligence lawsuit for $4.25 million

The lawsuit alleged the district covered for a now-convicted child molester while he was a teacher.

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Hybrid learning begins for MIHS students

Cheerleaders line the walkway as students in the “A” cohort at Mercer Island High School returned to classes on March 22 for two days of… Continue reading

  • Mar 26, 2021
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More people can get the COVID vaccine on March 31, but supply is still limited

The number of people eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine is set to increase in King County, but the number of available doses has yet… Continue reading

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Paws on Patrol participants can help put a leash on crime

About 120 residents are involved in MIPD program.

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