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Major Comcast Upgrade Coming to Mercer Island

If you’ve seen their trucks around the island lately and wondered what is happening, now we can tell you: Comcast has nearly completed the infrastructure updates necessary to support its upgraded, high-speed network on Mercer Island. The…






The Distorter Endorses, 2015

On Mercer Island, we take pride in our shared commitment to the community. The 2015 general election is both high-spirited and historic, with four contested city council races and one contested school board race addressing a…


Firefighter Endorsements Explained

We see their signs around the island, but what do they mean? In an exclusive interview with a Distorter reporter, the Mercer Island local of the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) clarified its endorsement…




Our Mission

The automobile had not yet been invented when my husband’s great-great-grandfather, Thadddeus Snugbottom, first paddled his canoe to escape the revenuers and stake his claim on this humble rock we now call Mercer Island. For…