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Pictured is a screenshot from the Luther Burbank Park waterfront-renovations charrette.

Overflow crowd participates in waterfront-renovations charrette

A virtual design charrette focused on Luther Burbank Park waterfront renovations was overflowing with participants on Aug. 6. Built in 1974, the park’s waterfront docks… Continue reading

Pictured is a screenshot from the Luther Burbank Park waterfront-renovations charrette.

Chamber ‘Working Wellness’ webinar set for September / Briefs

The Mercer Island Chamber of Commerce will hold its “Working Wellness” webinar from 8-9 a.m. Sept. 10. Sponsored by Movement Systems Physical Therapy and Helix… Continue reading

  • Aug 12, 2020

‘The human connection piece, that hasn’t changed one bit’

Stroum Jewish Community Center camp is more important than ever.

School lunch. File photo

School district distributes thousands of extra meals amid pandemic

Congress hasn’t renewed the program, which provided twice as many student meals for free last spring.

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School Board to hold meetings this week

Three meetings are on tap this week for the Mercer Island School Board. Tonight from 5:30-6:30 p.m., there will be a special meeting/community linkage session… Continue reading

  • Aug 11, 2020
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Courtesy of Mercer Island School District

Parents can now access Skyward school accounts

Parents of students can now log into their Skyward Family Access accounts to complete district forms, permission slips and notifications required for the start of… Continue reading

  • Aug 11, 2020
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City Council schedules second reading of moratorium ordinance

Mercer Island City Councilmember Jake Jacobson felt it was vital to schedule a second reading of the ordinance regarding the six-month Town Center development moratorium.… Continue reading

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Blue bins at the side of the thrift side collect donations throughout the day before being sent over to Seattle Goodwill. Shot from 2019. File photo

Mercer Island Thrift Shop, recycling center renovations to take longer

As of Aug. 4, City Manager Jessi Bon is guessing end-of-the-year projections are more realistic.

Blue bins at the side of the thrift side collect donations throughout the day before being sent over to Seattle Goodwill. Shot from 2019. File photo

Nystrom joins Mercer Island Reporter

Andy Nystrom has joined the Mercer Island Reporter staff, replacing Blake Peterson, who has taken his reporting and writing skills to 425 Magazine. Nystrom started… Continue reading

The Enumclaw Health and Rehabilitation Center, which is located by St. Elizabeth hospital, a senior living community, and a nursing home. File photo

Inslee lifts visitation ban at long-term care facilities

Starting Wednesday, a four-phase plan will allow restrictions at nursing homes to gradually be relaxed.

The Enumclaw Health and Rehabilitation Center, which is located by St. Elizabeth hospital, a senior living community, and a nursing home. File photo
King County Executive Dow Constantine at a recent event. Photo courtesy city of Mercer Island
King County Executive Dow Constantine at a recent event. Photo courtesy city of Mercer Island
Screenshot from Gov. Jay Inslee’s press conference on Aug. 5, 2020.

Inslee says schools in virus hot spots should stay closed

King County among high-risk counties; several school districts will have remote learning in the fall.

Screenshot from Gov. Jay Inslee’s press conference on Aug. 5, 2020.
King County Election headquarters in Renton on Aug. 4 for the primary election. Haley Ausbun/staff photo

Inslee and Culp lead governor race; incumbent Dems ahead for Congress | Statewide results

Early results for governor, state schools chief, attorney general and more.

King County Election headquarters in Renton on Aug. 4 for the primary election. Haley Ausbun/staff photo

Democrats dominate King County legislative races | Election results

Here are the latest results for King County legislative candidates in the Aug. 4 primary election, which included races for the state House and state… Continue reading

  • Aug 4, 2020
Photo courtesy city of Mercer Island
                                Photo courtesy city of Mercer Island

Luther Burbank docks design charrette happening this week

The docks, as they currently stand, will only be useful for about five more years, and city officials want to repurpose them.

Photo courtesy city of Mercer Island
                                Photo courtesy city of Mercer Island
A shot from June 2020 graduation. Photo by Joe Chen.

How will school look this fall on Mercer Island?

After Superintendent Donna Colosky announced July 24 that the 2020-‘21 school year would begin remotely, a July 30 webinar was held by the MISD to confirm more details about the fall.

A shot from June 2020 graduation. Photo by Joe Chen.
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Primary election 2020: Who will emerge as Inslee’s challenger?

Voting ends Tuesday in an election without big rallies and fund-raisers and face-to-face debates