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State House races heat up in 41st District with two up-for-grabs positions

District covers Mercer Island and portions of Bellevue, Renton and Issaquah.

 

King County Sheriff’s Deputy Fired Over Felony Conviction

The Sheriff’s Office somehow missed his record of assault when hiring him in 2017.

 

Enjoy movies, music and Shakespeare in the Park this summer on Mercer Island

The city of Mercer Island has a full schedule of arts events to entertain the public this summer.

 

An example of a fish culvert that prevents fish from migrating through it. Creative commons

Fish culverts ruling will increase price tag for the state

The state will be on the line for $3.7 billion for fish culvert replacements.

An example of a fish culvert that prevents fish from migrating through it. Creative commons

Mercer Island City Council commits to November levy

City looks to raise revenue for operations, reserves.

SAATWA Board President Aseem Chipalkatti gives an opening speech to those who were in attendance Sunday afternoon. Hanson Lee/staff photo.

South Asian organizations look to take political action and advocacy to the next level

SAATWA and SAPAC are planning to push for political involvement and the political values of Washington’s South Asian community.

SAATWA Board President Aseem Chipalkatti gives an opening speech to those who were in attendance Sunday afternoon. Hanson Lee/staff photo.

Barrier that protects Eastside water to be repaired

The barrier protects a pipeline that delivers water to various Eastside cities and Seattle.

A view of the Tolt barrier project. Photo courtesy of King County

Barrier that protects Eastside water to be repaired

The barrier protects a pipeline that delivers water to various Eastside cities and Seattle.

A view of the Tolt barrier project. Photo courtesy of King County

Activists turn in carbon fee signatures for November ballot

The carbon fee I-1631 has gathered enough signatures to be placed on the November ballot.

Safe consumption part 3: The opposite of addiction

Final episode of our three-part series on controversial supervised consumption sites

Mercer Islanders go green with bike share, solar

The city council voted to approve a three-month pilot with LimeBike over the summer.

Covenant Shores residents go on ‘training’ exercise

Mercer Island retirees visit Northwest Railway History Center in Snoqualmie.

  • Jul 5, 2018

The many hurdles from farm to table

From environmental regulations to expensive land, local farmers have a lot on their plate

JusMoni reveals ‘sweeter side of sensibilities’ in new album

Mercer Island artist shares purpose through music

AG Ferguson takes on Trump’s immigrant family separation

Washington’s Attorney General plans to sue the federal government over the “zero tolerance” policy.

Mercer Island City Council, 2018. Courtesy of the city of Mercer Island

Mercer Island City Council scales down levy proposal

City officials are wary of voter and tax fatigue, but want to protect critical programs.

Mercer Island City Council, 2018. Courtesy of the city of Mercer Island

Safe Consumption Part 2: The Site

Lots of people in the Seattle area look to Vancouver for an example of what works, or what doesn’t.

King County Council passes sexual harassment reform policy

Specifics of each agency’s protocols and funding for training still need to be sorted out.

Island Books owners named Citizen of the Year

Third generation Islanders have worked to preserve the sense of community found at the bookstore.

  • Jun 27, 2018

Teen pinned under car in DUI accident on Mercer Island

The girl was pinned after the 16-year-old driver drunkenly backed over the edge of a ravine.

  • Jun 26, 2018