Protesters gather at SeaTac’s Families Belong Together rally. Photo by Alex Garland

Immigrant youth vulnerable to abuse in Puget Sound area centers

Federally-funded facilities struggle to maintain health and safety of minors stuck in limbo

Photos courtesy of Trooper Rick Johnson

Troopers seek hit and run suspect, call on public for help

The Washington State Patrol asked locals for any information to identify the vehicle and suspect.

The amended ordinance will allocate $135 million in lodging tax revenues for Safeco Field upkeep over the next two decades. Photo by Cacophony/Wikipedia Commons

King County Council approves $135 million public investment in Safeco Field

A council committee voted to advance a last-minute “compromise” plan to fund stadium maintenance.

Young Islander meets Seahawk inspiring kids with limb deficiencies

Rookie Shaquem Griffin is changing the game as the first one-handed player in the NFL.

Mercer Island seeks partner to develop commuter parking and mixed-use project

Project is cited at the old Tully’s location and on city-owned land.

September is Suicide Prevention Month, and Crisis Connections is joining with community partners to help others learn about resources that can help during times of crisis.

In spite of rising rates of suicide, what can you do to help?

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Unknown suspect breaks into home while family is away | Police blotter

The Mercer Island police blotter for Aug. 28 through Sept. 3

  • 4 days ago

Curtain call for departing Youth Theatre Northwest director

Manny Cawaling was the executive director at YTN for 10 years, in a time of growth and change.

  • 5 days ago
Mercer Island volleyball players Anika Iverson, left, and Quinn Casey, right, leap into the air against the Skyline Spartans in a non-league contest on Sept. 12 on Mercer Island. Skyline defeated Mercer Island 3-1 in the matchup. Photo courtesy of Patrick Krohn/Patrick Krohn Photography

Spartans defeat Islanders in nonleague volleyball contest

Mercer Island head coach Samantha Marziello is in her first season leading the program.

Over 50? Expert Real Estate Specialists are Available to Help!

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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.

  • 3 months ago

 

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...

 

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Mercer Island students head back to class

School district shares ‘First Day of School’ photos.

  • 2 weeks ago

 

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Meet Crisis Connections: The Real Connection between Seattle’s Crisis Clinic and the Community

Stress – many of us are all too familiar with this word. Everyone experiences stress. However, sometimes, what seems like Continue reading...

 

Supply and demand will determine future home values

What’s happening in the market, where are prices headed

 

Are Seattle Eastside Home Prices Headed Down?

What’s happening in the market, where are prices headed

 

Are Seattle & Eastside Home Prices Headed Down?

What’s happening in the market, where are prices headed