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King County's Korean War veterans honored by County council

  • Jul 25, 2013 at 1:15PM

With the 60th Anniversary of the end of the Korean War this week, the King County Council recognized the local veterans who fought in what is now commonly known as the "Forgotten War."

Metro Transit recognized as gold-standard in transit industry

  • Jul 26, 2013 at 9:54AM

King County Metro Transit was recently recognized as a gold-standard for sustainability by the American Public Transportation Association.

Mercer Island timebanking workshops July 31 and Aug. 28

  • Jul 25, 2013 at 9:09AM

Mercer Island launched a timebank last May and this summer will host two follow-up meetings for interested residents to learn more about the program.

Portage Bay Band swings into Mercerdale Park for Mostly Music in the Park | Photos

  • Jul 26, 2013 at 9:20AM

The Portage Bay Band swung into Mercerdale Park on Thursday, July 25 for the first Mostly Music in the Park of the summer.

Join Puget Sound Energy's Green Power Program for chance to win solar system

  • Jul 26, 2013 at 10:13AM

Puget Sound Energy's Green Power Program is continuing this summer, and one lucky winner will win a one kilowatt solar energy system.

Art takes over downtown this weekend | Three art fairs to attract thousands to Bellevue

  • Jul 26, 2013 at 10:56AM

Thousands of art enthusiasts will flock to downtown Bellevue today through Sunday, lured by three separate art fairs.

Torchlight parade, Mariners game, other events to affect buses in Seattle Saturday, July 27

  • Jul 26, 2013 at 10:21AM

Riders should plan ahead and prepare for rerouted bus service and potential delays on Saturday, July 27, from about 3 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., as Metro Transit shifts 35 bus routes in the Seattle Center, downtown Seattle and Alaskan Way Viaduct areas for the Seafair Torchlight fun runs and parade.

Initiative 594 backers to hold signing event in Mercerdale Park on Aug. 6

  • Jul 26, 2013 at 5:00PM updated Jul 30, 2013 at 9:42AM

I-594 would require criminal background checks for everyone buying a gun

King County burn ban in effect

  • Jul 29, 2013 at 11:16AM

Due to continued dry weather conditions, King County issued a fire safety burn ban for its unincorporated areas.

61 from Mercer Island graduate from University of Washington in June

  • Jul 29, 2013 at 12:30PM

Sixty-one Islanders graduated from the University of Washington in June

State pulls smoking quitline funding

  • Jul 29, 2013 at 1:53PM

The state's Tobacco Quitline will significantly cut services starting this week, and will no longer offer full, free support for those who want to quit smoking or using tobacco. 

Construction season underway around Mercer Island

  • Jul 30, 2013 at 8:32AM

The City’s two major road construction projects this summer are the 2013 Arterial and Residential Street Asphalt Overlays and the 2013 Arterial and Residential Chip Seal.

Pay to use Park & Ride lots? Sound Transit to test paying for parking

  • Jul 30, 2013 at 8:00AM updated Aug 2, 2013 at 4:32PM

In an effort to better manage parking at its regional Park & Ride lots, Sound Transit will begin a pilot program to test charging for parking at its lots next year. The agency currently manages more than 13,000 parking spaces throughout the region.

Youth Theatre Northwest alumni to be featured in comedy drama this weekend

  • Jul 30, 2013 at 8:34AM

For 30 years, Youth Theatre Northwest (YTN) has nurtured the artistic talents of youth from across the Puget Sound region.

Does the Seahawks noise bother you? | Online poll

  • Jul 30, 2013 at 8:00AM updated Aug 2, 2013 at 8:12AM

The Seahawks are once again at their training facility across Lake Washington in Renton.

New Mercer Island Pilates studio opens on Sunset Highway

  • Jul 30, 2013 at 9:07AM

When Rebecca Laws Nemetz moved to Mercer Island from North Carolina, she brought her Pilates studio with her.

Letter | Islanders upset about noise from Seahawks’ open practices

  • Jul 30, 2013 at 9:25AM

A letter to Larry Warren, City Attorney, Renton, Wash.

Mercer Island man's car egged causing paint damage | Mercer Island Police Blotter

  • Jul 30, 2013 at 9:31AM

A 28-year-old Mercer Island man was the victim of a car egging that is believed to have taken place between 9 p.m., Sunday, and 7:40 a.m., Monday, in the 3200 block of 80th Avenue S.E. The incident resulted in damaged paint to one of the rear car doors, with the repair cost estimated at approximately $700.

Police on the look out for BUIs on Lake Washington during Seafair

  • Jul 30, 2013 at 12:00PM

The Washington State Patrol and cooperating agencies are preparing for the annual Impaired Boating Emphasis, Aug. 2-4, as part of the Seafair activities on Lake Washington.

Banner Bank's annual Community Appreciation Day Aug. 6 | Community Calendar

  • Jul 31, 2013 at 10:41AM

Banner Bank Mercer Island Branch Annual Community Appreciation Day: 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Aug. 6, Mercer Island Branch, 2918 78th Ave. S.E. Free hotdogs, chips and pop. (206) 232-2804.

Regional Animal Services celebrating 500 pet adoptions since June 1

  • Jul 31, 2013 at 10:43AM

Regional Animal Services of King County (RASKC) is celebrating a major milestone. 500 pets have been placed in new homes since the start of the ASPCA/Rachael Ray $100K Challenge on June 1

Little Britches Bakery offers ‘cakes’ and more for babies

  • Jul 31, 2013 at 10:18AM

Little Britches Bakery started with a wave of babies. Many of Megan Coppersmith Szerwo’s friends were having kids, and when she saw a two-tiered diaper cake in a Seattle boutique, she had all the inspiration that she needed.

Mercer Island student supplying hope to Sierra Leone

  • Jul 31, 2013 at 10:00AM updated at 1:44PM

Most high school kids aren't preoccupied with the state of education resources in a foreign country. But that doesn't go for 16-year-old Jason McRuer.

Pistol stolen from Mercer Island found 45 years after theft

  • Jul 31, 2013 at 10:00AM updated at 1:43PM

An antique Remington .41 caliber Derringer pistol, stolen during a South end burglary in the late 1960s has resurfaced more than 2,500 miles away in Cleveland, Tennessee, 45 years after it was taken.

New home needed for Mercer Island Lion’s Club trailer

  • Jul 31, 2013 at 10:00AM updated Aug 2, 2013 at 10:33AM

For three years, the Mercer Island Lion’s club has stored the trailer and equipment they use to sell Christmas trees every year at the old Boys and Girls Club on East Mercer Way.

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