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                                The Island’s third Pumpkin Walk is set for Oct. 27 at Luther Burbank Park.

Mercer Island Pumpkin Walk returns

After a hiatus in 2018, the pumpkin walk is back.

Community supports local bakery on Mercer Island

Owner eyes potential bus intercept boon.

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                                Volunteers plant trees at the Mercer Island’s 2018 inaugural Arbor Day celebration.

Second Annual Arbor Day Celebration

Volunteers plant and pamper trees.

Former Mercer Island City Council candidate Joy Langley posted a photo of her various credentials — including her Cornell degree — on her website during her campaign after a group of residents questioned her education credentials. File photo

Prosecutors will not charge former candidate who allegedly lied to voters

Vetting of candidate information is left up to citizens.

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                                From left, Ashley Hay and Olivia Lippens with baby Monroe in protesting the bus intercept plan in front of the future Mercer Island light rail station.

Moms, business owners, residents oppose bus intercept

Daily rider estimates debated and not yet certain.

Robinson and his oldest son, Gavin, on a ski trip. Photo courtesy Gary Robinson

Islander, Bothell firefighter remembered

Robinson, remembered by loved ones as a selfless and genuinely kind person, died on Oct. 4.

Flying Fish: Lake Sammamish kokanee move to Orcas Island

It’s part of a program to preserve the unique freshwater salmon species.

Send your letters to cmorris@soundpublishing.com.

More letters supporting Mercer Island City Council candidates

Letter writers support Anderl, Rosenbaum, Thompson

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‘Perils and Promises of Interfaith Dialogue’ set for Oct. 26

Pacific Northwest Interfaith Amigos come to Mercer Island.

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Malena Gaces, left, and other members of Washington CAN protest unfair move-out charges and alleged discriminatory behavior outside Kitts Corner Apartments in Federal Way in 2018. Sound Publishing file photo

King County could increase tenant protections

The council is considering ordinances designed to help renters.

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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.

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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...

 

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                                The 2019 Mercer Island Royalty Homecoming Court.

Homecoming Royalty

2019 Mercer Island High School Homecoming

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Marketplace

Bridging the digital divide in Washington

Comcast’s Internet Essentials program has connected nearly 340,000 in Washington State

 

Laser proves useful in treating disc pain and other injuries

Disc Centers of America adopts highly effective high-tech treatment

 

Cannabis collab sees Seattle women join forces

Seattle cannabis vendor names new product after local recording artist SassyBlack’s new album

 

Acupuncture offers drug-free treatment for many conditions

Ma’s Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Clinic opens Bellevue location

  • 2 months ago