Bud Palmberg was the lead pastor of the Evergreen Covenant Church for nearly three decades and saw the church grow from 55 to more than 1,000. He died on May 21 on a mission trip to Bali. Contributed photo

Remembering Bud Palmberg

The longtime resident and pastor was beloved by many who knew him.

Fifth-grade Girl Scout Troop 41868 recently completed the Bronze Award project which focused on educating classmates on the environmental harm done by disposable plastic water bottles, and encouraging the use of reusable bottles. (Pictured clockwise from top-left) Lily Harper, Chloe Su, Selina Zhao, Alice Zhu, Ella Sirkis, Maya Talby, Savanna Rousell and Mika Salomon. Photo courtesy of Patrice Rousell

Troop earns Bronze Award

Encouraging the use of reusable bottles.

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Self-driving cars: Heaven or hell?

Depending on factors, traffic and environmental impacts could become better or worse.

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                                The Boutique Lounge offers a shopping space and cushioned chairs for locals to gather and hang out.

The Boutique Lounge open to South End shoppers

The shop opened on May 6 after years of planning.

Measles confirmed at two Eastside Schools

Parents urged to monitor children for signs.

Candidates file for November 2019 election

Locals will vote on a variety of local and county positions.

Best Buddies include everyone | Windows and Mirrors

North Creek’s new club this year works to promote inclusion and helps students make friends and connections.

King County’s $5 million derelict boat problem

When a boat sinks, it costs a lot to bring it up, with millions being spent since 2003 on removals.

Mercer Island Islanders senior Grant Stading (No. 19) hustles down the first-base line after hitting a grounder against the Capital Cougars. Capital defeated Mercer Island, 7-1, in the first round of the 3A state playoffs. Photo courtesy of Patrick Krohn/Patrick Krohn Photography

Cougars conquer Mercer Island in loser-out playoff game on diamond

Islanders finish the 2019 season with 13 victories.

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What I learned about life from Mr. Rogers | Column on Faith

A monthly column by a Mercer Island pastor.

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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
Marion (left) and James Burtt of Mercer Island. Courtesy photo
                                Courtesy photo 
                                Marion (left) and James Burtt of Mercer Island.

50 years together

The Burtts celebrate anniversary

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Issaquah resident Daniel F. McAllaster receives his French Legion of Honor Medal from the Consul General of France in San Francisco, Emmanuel Lebrun-Damiens at the Museum of Flight on May 10. Courtesy photo of the Consular Agency of France in Seattle
                                The U.S. Veterans were awarded the French Legion of Honor Medal at the Museum of Seattle on May 10. Courtesy photo of the Consular Agency of France in Seattle

Eastside Veterans awarded the French Legion of Honor Medal

Daniel F. McAllaster and Richard A. Nelms awarded for their service in France during WWII

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Marketplace

5 reasons to reface, not replace: Learn to love your kitchen again

Puget Sound countertop and backsplash experts will Transform your living spaces

 

Comcast Uniquely Positioned to Bridge Seattle’s Digital Divide

The City of Seattle Technology Access and Adoption study showed that more Seattle residents are connected to the internet than Continue reading...

 

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

 

Opinion

Prom after parties and safety | Dear YFS column

Dear YFS answers community questions (submitted and posed).

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