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Suspect attempts to extort victim over email | Police blotter

The Mercer Island police blotter for Sept. 4 through 9.

  • Sep 21, 2018

 

Female mayors discuss opportunities in their cities

Emerging leaders focus on diversity, development and deliberate actions.

 

Democratic incumbent Rep. Adam Smith of Washington’s 9th Congressional District (right) and challenger Sarah Smith discuss the issues facing the district during a forum the Mirror hosted on Sept. 19. Andy Hobbs/staff photo

Smith vs. Smith: Two Democrats clash in 9th Congressional District forum

Democratic socialist Sarah Smith seeks ‘bold new progressive vision’ in bid to replace incumbent Adam Smith.

 

Self-driving vehicles are coming and cities know it

Public and private sector representatives met to discuss the future of autonomous vehicle policy.

Self-driving car conference on Sept. 19

Tickets can be found online at transpogroup.com/avconference.html

  • Sep 19, 2018

Next steps for MICA

Mercer Island Center for the Arts (MICA) and the City Council held a study session on Sept. 17.

  • Sep 18, 2018
Protesters gather at SeaTac’s Families Belong Together rally. Photo by Alex Garland

Immigrant youth vulnerable to abuse in Puget Sound area centers

Federally-funded facilities struggle to maintain health and safety of minors stuck in limbo

Protesters gather at SeaTac’s Families Belong Together rally. Photo by Alex Garland

Unknown suspect breaks into home while family is away | Police blotter

The Mercer Island police blotter for Aug. 28 through Sept. 3

  • Sep 14, 2018
Photos courtesy of Trooper Rick Johnson

Troopers seek hit and run suspect, call on public for help

The Washington State Patrol asked locals for any information to identify the vehicle and suspect.

Photos courtesy of Trooper Rick Johnson
The amended ordinance will allocate $135 million in lodging tax revenues for Safeco Field upkeep over the next two decades. Photo by Cacophony/Wikipedia Commons

King County Council approves $135 million public investment in Safeco Field

A council committee voted to advance a last-minute “compromise” plan to fund stadium maintenance.

The amended ordinance will allocate $135 million in lodging tax revenues for Safeco Field upkeep over the next two decades. Photo by Cacophony/Wikipedia Commons

Mercer Island seeks partner to develop commuter parking and mixed-use project

Project is cited at the old Tully’s location and on city-owned land.

Islanders enjoy wine, music and more at Art Uncorked

One of Mercer Island’s signature events returned for its fifth year on Sept. 7.

Washington schools update student discipline rules

The new rules will minimize suspension and expulsions for minor offenses.

Suspect punches out car window, steals purse | Police blotter

The Mercer Island Police blotter for Aug. 25 through 29.

  • Sep 6, 2018
YES partners with LWSD and BSD to address mental health and substance use issues in students sooner. Photo courtesy of Youth Eastside Services.

Universal mental health screenings to be introduced in local middle schools

YES partners with LWSD and BSD to address mental health and substance use issues in students sooner.

YES partners with LWSD and BSD to address mental health and substance use issues in students sooner. Photo courtesy of Youth Eastside Services.

Eastside’s Zangaglia honored for nonprofit work

The HopeFest has served 6,500 low-income or homeless people in King County.

Reporter file photo of the 2016 Seafair. Kevin Clark / The Daily Herald

MIPD’s marine patrol sees second Seafair with zero deaths

The Seafair safety emphasis began in 2002 and has decreased the number of BUIs, deaths and injuries.

Reporter file photo of the 2016 Seafair. Kevin Clark / The Daily Herald

Reykdal: Washington State will not arm its teachers

State Superintendent responds to Betsy Devos’ consideration to arm teachers.

  • Aug 25, 2018