An aircraft is pictured at King County International Airport, also known as Boeing Field. Photo courtesy of kingcounty.gov

King County wants to end deportation flights for ICE

Legal challenge expected from federal government.

Lakeridge Elementary School K-Kids club officers support schools devastated by wildfires in Paradise, CA. From left: Fritz Hokanson, Oscar Hokanson, Oren Goldberg, Sydney Hawthorne and Emerson Woods. Madison Miller / staff photo

K-Kids club support California schools devastated by wildfires

Lakeridge Elementary K-Kids club hold “Lions’ Pride for Paradise Week” relief effort for Paradise schools.

In the wake of Proposition 1’s failure and the Mercer Island City Council cutting an elementary counselor position, the MIYFS and MISF offer to fund the position through the next school year. Kailan Manandic / staff photo

Island foundations to fund school counselor position

MIYFS Foundation and the Mercer Island Schools Foundation will fund a counselor until 2020.

Kailan Manandic / staff photo 
                                The Mercerdale Park remains free of development as the city and MICA focuses on a new location at the former Tully’s Coffee site.

City council to terminate plans for Mercerdale development

The city directed staff to seek mutual termination of a 2016 MOU to develop within Mercerdale Park.

Kailan Manandic / staff photo 
                                The city council took a preliminary step toward developing a fiscal sustainability plan at the April 16 meeting.

City council reviewed fiscal sustainability plan options

Currently, city staff are examining the options to determine what is feasible for the city.

April 2019 special election preliminary results

LWSD levy passing; Fall City fire merger and hospital bond coming up short.

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Record number of Mercer Island teams qualify for Destination Imagination state event

Fourteen (14) Mercer Island teams qualified for the state Destination Imagination (DI) tournament by placing at recent regional events. The… Continue reading

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Mercer Island Islanders senior pitcher Liam Dammeier has an overall record of 3-1 on the hill during his senior season thus far. Shaun Scott/staff photo

Redemption on the rubber

Mercer Island senior hurler Liam Dammeier is the epitome of an ace.

Former Mercer Island Islanders boys soccer head coach Colin Rigby, left, Jordan Morris, center, and Islanders boys soccer head coach Forrest Marowitz pose for a quick photo on April 23 at Islander Stadium. Morris was inducted into the Mercer Island High School Athletic Hall of Fame. Photo courtesy of Kim Otte

Morris inducted into MIHS Athletic Hall of Fame

Mercer Island legend returns home for a memorable celebration.

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Scott Barden stands next to the pit that will house the newest, and possibly final, section of the Cedar Hills Regional Landfill near Maple Valley. The pit is 120 feet deep, and around another 180 feet will be built on top of it over the next decade. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo

King County’s landfill is going to get bigger

A ninth cell will be built, extending its life by another decade.

Letter to the Editor, April 24, 2019

Parks development decision

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Bulletin Board

Mercer Island hires new director of parks and recreation

Jessi Bon, an Island resident who led the parks department in Sammamish, will start on Aug. 1.

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Train Derailment Results in Urgent Plea for Blood Donors

Emergency making huge demands on community supply.

 

AG Ferguson, Amazon sue over “get rich quick” scam

Customers promised easy income, but got empty promises instead.

 

WSDOT releases Gray Notebook 67

WSDOT highlights its strategic direction in this edition of the agency’s quarterly Continue reading...

 

Life

Mercer Island Preschool Association’s Circus will return on April 27

Activities include bounce houses, face painting and of course, a dunk tank.

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Marketplace

Selling the family home: Helping seniors navigate the market and the move

Engel & Völkers agent’s expertise can help you transition to the next stage of life

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Finding 4/20: A historical primer from the 1970s to today

Seattle cannabis retailer hosts its annual celebration of this counterculture holiday April 20

 

Setting the stage: Discover how prepping your home for sale can pay dividends

Staging your home helps tap into buyers’ imagination, says Engel & Völkers realtor

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Community group urges common CENSE in energy proposal

3 essential questions to ask of Energize Eastside project

 

Opinion

What’s in a name? | Guest opinion

Why Israel and Palestine are not interchangeable names.

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Holy Week is a living icon | On Faith

Icons serve as glimpses of greater purpose.

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