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Budget cuts force Mercer Island Community and Event Center to reduce hours

The city council will discuss more reductions at its planning session next month.

 

Tech set to continue driving housing market in 2019

A real estate snapshot for the local market.

  • Jan 16, 2019

 

Eastside tech companies Smartsheet, OfferUp, Apptio face challenging 2019

Here are a handful of companies from the Eastside that will be interesting to watch in 2019.

 

Smith to chair House Armed Services Committee

The congressman is one of many Democrats ascending to chairmanships in 2019.

  • Jan 15, 2019
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.

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

Exit poll indicates Washington voters still support climate change action

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

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Eastside lawmakers sponsor Attorney General bills

The bills focus on gun control, consumer protection and raising vape and tobacco product age limits.

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Microsoft’s Building 92. Wikimedia/Photo by Coolcaesar

Microsoft at top for 2018

Redmond-based tech giant closes year as most valued publicly-traded company.

Microsoft’s Building 92. Wikimedia/Photo by Coolcaesar

New year, new art at Mercer Island galleries

The Mercer Gallery at the Community and Event Center will also feature new exhibits in 2019.

Mercer Island Thrift Shop tallies best sale day ever

Total sales were almost $30,000, a huge increase over previous sales records.

  • Jan 11, 2019

CenturyLink 911 outage investigations underway; AG seeks comment from locals

CenturyLink could be hit with both FCC and UTC fines.

King County considers building 44,000 affordable housing units by 2024

A report on housing released in December was accepted by the King County Council on Monday.

Mercer Island reevaluates policies for city boards, commissions

City recommits to non-partisan appointment process.

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Seattle area braces for three-week SR 99 closure

Expect more congestion, longer commutes

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Proposed law would raise age limit for tobacco sales in WA

Lawmakers cite health concerns over tobacco and vape products

  • Jan 9, 2019
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MIHS band marches with Puerto Rican band in Tournament of Roses parade

MIHS band and BEG band march together in Rose Parade in Pasadena, Calif. for New Years.

How Does The Texas ACA Ruling Affect Washington

A ruling last week from a Texas judge striking down the ACA will likely be overturned.

Mercer Island offers holiday tree recycling options

The city uses old holiday tress for future projects that require wood chips.

A coho salmon. Flickr/Bureau of Land Management

Climate change could kill salmon’s sense of smell

A report released by UW last month highlights further dangers higher CO2 levels pose to coho salmon.

A coho salmon. Flickr/Bureau of Land Management
AR-15 rifle and a loaded magazine that were recovered from a suspect in a shooting incident at the Kent Station parking garage. Photo courtesy of King County Sheriff’s Office

Democrats to focus on 30-round magazines and ghost guns in 2019

Following gun control success on the November ballot, state Democrats are eyeing further regulation.

AR-15 rifle and a loaded magazine that were recovered from a suspect in a shooting incident at the Kent Station parking garage. Photo courtesy of King County Sheriff’s Office