Natalie DeFord

City continues climate commitment

Mercer Island council adopts K4C update.

 

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                                People walk past the Mercer Island Park-and-Ride on a cloudy morning Dec. 2.

New reserved parking permits for Park-and-Ride

Sound Transit’s online monthly pass secures a spot during busy commute times.

 

Holiday Lights at Mercerdale Park is a Mercer Island tradition. Courtesy photo

A community tradition carries on

Holiday Lights at Mercerdale Park and Firehouse Munch Dec. 6.

 

Turkeys Nonni, Noelle, November and Nora at Rooster Haus Rescue in Fall City. Natalie DeFord/staff photo

Turkey rescue

The bird’s not on the Thanksgiving menu at this Fall City sanctuary.

Turkeys Nonni, Noelle, November and Nora at Rooster Haus Rescue in Fall City. Natalie DeFord/staff photo

Eastside election recounts

Bothell, Redmond, and Mercer Island council races going to recount.

Mercer Island City Hall. File photo

City explores ethics code revisions

Clearer guidelines, investigative processes.

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From left, Mercer Island Community Fund grant chair Debbie Hanson, treasurer Betsy O’Connell and president Erin Krawiec. Natalie DeFord/staff photo

What are those ‘We Love Mercer Island’ signs?

Mercer Island Community Fund supports local nonprofits, projects.

From left, Mercer Island Community Fund grant chair Debbie Hanson, treasurer Betsy O’Connell and president Erin Krawiec. Natalie DeFord/staff photo
Daniel Thompson (L) and Dave Rosenbaum. Courtesy photos

Close city council race may get recount

Rosenbaum narrowly leads Thompson for Position 1.

Daniel Thompson (L) and Dave Rosenbaum. Courtesy photos
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2020 legislative priorities will guide city’s action in upcoming session

Council sets guidelines for upcoming legislative session.

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Mercer Island City Hall. File photo

Youth and Family Services gets grants

Money to support drug and alcohol prevention, mental health programs.

Mercer Island City Hall. File photo
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                                Unhealthy, dying, decaying trees present hazard.

How to prevent falling trees

Unhealthy, dying, decaying trees present hazard.

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                                Unhealthy, dying, decaying trees present hazard.
Mercer Island City Hall. File photo.

City amends code related to business licenses

Licenses now obtained through state online system.

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                                Yogi Agrawal and Mercer Island rotarian Vivian Stumbles plant trees during a Rotary Club event Oct. 27 on Mount Baker.

Mercer Island rotarians plant trees

Mount Baker gains 500 seedlings in wildfire area.

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                                Yogi Agrawal and Mercer Island rotarian Vivian Stumbles plant trees during a Rotary Club event Oct. 27 on Mount Baker.
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                                Downtown Mercer Island.

Council reviews comp plan amendments

Big topics include climate action, economic development, transportation.

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                                Downtown Mercer Island.
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                                A bright fall day at Aubrey Davis Park on Mercer Island.

Aubrey Davis Park draft master plan

Council receives presentation.

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                                A bright fall day at Aubrey Davis Park on Mercer Island.
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                                From left, energy team Rev. Roberta Rominger, Hans Fredrikson, Cheryl Malcham, Jonathan Harrington and Jay Mavoori in front of Congregational Church on Mercer Island, whose new solar panels are on the roof.

Church goes solar

Solar panels, environmental events make for a bright future.

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                                From left, energy team Rev. Roberta Rominger, Hans Fredrikson, Cheryl Malcham, Jonathan Harrington and Jay Mavoori in front of Congregational Church on Mercer Island, whose new solar panels are on the roof.
The Mercer Island light rail station under construction, set to open in 2023. Natalie DeFord/staff photo

City of Mercer Island rejects Metro’s bus intercept demands

A letter denies the changes to the 2017 agreement.

The Mercer Island light rail station under construction, set to open in 2023. Natalie DeFord/staff photo
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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.

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

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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.
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                                Heather Cartwright, who is running for Mercer Island City Council Position 5, answers a question during an Oct. 3 candidate forum hosted by the Mercer Island Chamber of Commerce.

Candidates participate in Chamber of Commerce forum

All ten people running for City Council answered questions during luncheon event.

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                                Heather Cartwright, who is running for Mercer Island City Council Position 5, answers a question during an Oct. 3 candidate forum hosted by the Mercer Island Chamber of Commerce.