Freight or fire: King County’s trash problem

Should we ship away waste or build an incinerator?

Mercer Island’s newest peace pole unveiled at Covenant Shores

The pole is placed near the campus sign, which is the first mile marker of the Rotary Half Marathon.

Reporter File Photos

Regional rent report: Bellevue maintains highest Eastside median rent

The Eastside sees some of the biggest differences in median rent rate year to year.

Sydney Cui, 6, wins NASA’s Commercial Crew 2019 Children’s Artwork Calendar Contest. Her piece, “Returning to Earth,” is the main art for the month of December. Courtesy photo.

Lakeridge Elementary first grader wins NASA art calendar contest

Sydney Cui’s artwork was selected for NASA’s Commercial Crew 2019 Children’s Artwork Calendar.

Microsoft will invest $500 million toward regional housing

About $225 million will subsidize middle income housing in Bellevue, Kirkland, Redmond, Issaquah, Renton and Sammamish

Schools news in brief

Kindergarten registration; The Bridge recognized

  • 4 days ago

State Capitol News: Lawmakers propose new strategy after voters nix carbon tax

Their approach is similar to Inslee’s climate package, which proposed a wide range of environmental policies.

  • 4 days ago
Mercer Island 220-pound wrestler Donnie Howard, pictured, pinned Interlake wrestler Cole Mullenix in their matchup on Jan. 17. The Islanders defeated the Saints 44-24 in the dual match. Photo courtesy of Billy Pruchno

Mercer Island grapplers conquer Interlake on senior night

The Mercer Island Islanders wrestling team earned a 44-24 victory in a dual match against the Interlake Saints on senior Continue reading...

  • 14 hours ago
Mercer Island Islanders guard Nigel Seda, left, scored a team-high 15 points against the Interlake Saints on Jan. 22. Mercer Island defeated Interlake 63-46. Photo courtesy of Patrick Krohn/Patrick Krohn Photography

Islanders cruise past Saints in 3A KingCo hoops contest

Mercer Island dominates Interlake in the first quarter.

Man punched over dog dispute | Police Blotter

Police blotter for Dec. 16-17, 2018.

Jewish learning festival Jan. 19-20

The Puget Sound area will host the second annual Limmud Seattle at Bellevue Community College.

  • 6 days ago
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.

  • 8 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...

 

Life
Mercer Island cheerleaders (from left) Ella Simpson, Julia Chorak, Carys Ciobanu, Hannah Hobson, Stella Prophater, Lauren Nguyen, Julia Brondello and Kayla Friedman pose for a photo on Jan. 1 at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Fla. Photo courtesy of coach Alex Schwenke

Citrus Bowl appearance

Cheer squad traveled to Florida for Jan. 1 performance.

  • 5 days ago

 

Let it begin with me

Dr. King’s song lives on today.

  • 6 days ago

 

Marketplace
More than 100 Boeing employees joined 6,000 attendees from around the world at the 2018 Out & Equal Workplace Summit in Seattle, where Boeing was the event’s first-ever Host City Sponsor.

BoeingPride on full display at Out Equal Summit

Company plays host to more than 6,000 workplace advocates in Seattle, WA

 

LIVING GREEN: Sustainable homes a great place to start

Puget Sound area residents can find their green real estate expert at Engel & Völkers

 

Boeing reaches out to help military members and their families

Growing up on a military base can have its share of challenges for children, including the stress of having a Continue reading...

 

A $1-million grant from Boeing to The Nature Conservancy will help restore Northwest forests burned during wildfires and support tree planting in urban areas in Washington.
                                A $1-million grant from Boeing to The Nature Conservancy will help restore Northwest forests burned during wildfires and support tree planting in urban areas in Washington.

Boeing announces nearly $250 million in corporate giving

Includes $55 million in new grants to charitable partners and their programs in 2019 and beyond

 

Opinion

Letters to the Editor, Jan. 16, 2018

MICA numbers

  • 6 days ago

 

Let it begin with me

Dr. King’s song lives on today.

  • 6 days ago

 

Northwest
Attendees gather after the Dec. 21, 2018, meeting at Seattle’s Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center. Photo by Melissa Hellmann

Washington indigenous communities push for action to address violence against women

A new law seeks to strength data collection on missing and murdered indigenous women.

 

Exit poll indicates Washington voters still support climate change action

State environmental organizations’ poll points to continuing support for carbon-reducing measures.