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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

Wyman addresses accusations of deceptive signature-gathering

Washington secretary of state, Kim Wyman, outlines the rights and limitations of petitioners.

  • Jun 26, 2018
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Housing is still a problem in America

A Harvard report shows the housing market is still hard on low and moderate income residents.

Downtown Bellevue/File photo
After Seattle’s controversial employee head tax was repealed, King County Executive Dow Constantine wants to bond against existing tax revenues to generate $100 million for affordable housing. Photo by Joe Mabel/Wikipedia Commons

County executive proposes $100 million affordable housing bond

The money was already coming, but Constantine wants to speed up the process.

After Seattle’s controversial employee head tax was repealed, King County Executive Dow Constantine wants to bond against existing tax revenues to generate $100 million for affordable housing. Photo by Joe Mabel/Wikipedia Commons
Mercer Island Fire Station 92. Reporter File Photo

Fire damages Mercer Island commerial building

All Mercer Island Fire Department units responded to the fire on Tuesday.

  • Jun 20, 2018
Mercer Island Fire Station 92. Reporter File Photo

Bikes stolen, cars prowled by unknown suspects | Police blotter

The Mercer Island police blotter for May 30 - June 9

  • Jun 19, 2018

Mercer Island Marine Patrol assists with seaplane crash

The plane was attempting a water take-off when it lost control and crashed into Lake Washington.

‘Racially insensitive’ yearbook photo sparks outrage among MIHS parents

Black Student Union president angered that a “white group of people can justify for a black community…and has been question[ed] on what is and is not racist.”

Mercer Island city vehicle hits child in crosswalk

Minor injuries were reported.

Seattle and King County officials want a safe injection van

The mobile project—an alternative to permanent sites—still doesn’t have a defined timeline.

Past and present collide at Flag Day on Mercer Island

Guest speakers discuss history, patriotism.

An autopsy found that Tommy Le was shot twice in the back during an fatal encounter with a King County sheriff’s deputy. Photo courtesy Career Link

New report calls for increased transparency from King County Sheriff’s Office

The fatal shooting of Tommy Le served as a case study for researchers.

An autopsy found that Tommy Le was shot twice in the back during an fatal encounter with a King County sheriff’s deputy. Photo courtesy Career Link

Tax debate continues in Mercer Island

City council members start to take positions on potential levy lid lift.

A scene from the 2017 Women’s March Seattle. Photo by Richard Ha/Flickr

County sexual harassment policies could be overhauled

One King County councilmember says male-dominated departments have “workplace culture issues.”

A scene from the 2017 Women’s March Seattle. Photo by Richard Ha/Flickr