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Aubrey Davis Park traverses the north end of Mercer Island, with parts of it located on a lid above Interstate 90. File photo

Islanders weigh in on Aubrey Davis Park plan

The draft vision emphasizes accessibility and inclusivity for a variety of users.

Aubrey Davis Park traverses the north end of Mercer Island, with parts of it located on a lid above Interstate 90. File photo

King County cities attract development with tax exemption

Bellevue and Issaquah are among Eastside cities that use exemption as an incentive

Andrew James, 11, a fifth-grader at Northwood Elementary, doing a ski jump behind the Mercer Island Community Center. Photo courtesy of Greg James

Snow closes schools for second day

Many side streets remain icy as temperatures stay low

  • Feb 5, 2019
Andrew James, 11, a fifth-grader at Northwood Elementary, doing a ski jump behind the Mercer Island Community Center. Photo courtesy of Greg James
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

Two suspects steal Olay skin products | Police Blotter.

Police blotter for Jan. 5-10.

  • Feb 1, 2019

Proposal: Let Washington dog owners appeal ‘dangerous’ breed bans

28 cities have ordinances that restrict or ban ownership of pit bull terriers

  • Feb 1, 2019

King County struggles to fund roads and bridges

Program is underfunded by roughly $250 million annually

Local salmon face dire future amid effects of climate change

At least two local salmon species in the Puget Sound region may be near the end of their ability to naturally reproduce.

The Mercer Island Cheer Team performs at the 2018 Summer Celebration parade. Katie Metzger/staff photo

City of Mercer Island cuts Summer Celebration, other events

The city said the event cancellations are necessary to balance future budgets.

  • Jan 30, 2019
The Mercer Island Cheer Team performs at the 2018 Summer Celebration parade. Katie Metzger/staff photo
Staff Sgt. Katie Schmid is unsure how President Trump’s transgender military ban will affect her. Photo courtesy of Katie Schmid

Impact of transgender military ban unknown for local personnel

A week after the Supreme Court ruling, active-duty service members remain uncertain about their future.

Staff Sgt. Katie Schmid is unsure how President Trump’s transgender military ban will affect her. Photo courtesy of Katie Schmid

New ‘community facilities’ zone moves forward

After several community meetings, the Planning Commission will review the draft this week.

Woman purchases $1,000 in gift cards for IRS scammer | Police Blotter

Police blotter for Dec. 27, 2018 - Jan. 5, 2019.

  • Jan 30, 2019
“The Clean House” cast. From left: Terry Boyd, Carolynne Wilcox, Cindy Giese French, Devika Bhagwat, and Amy Gentry. Hey Mahea! Photography.

A new theatre company comes to Kenmore

As If Theatre Company will debut its first production on Feb. 8.

“The Clean House” cast. From left: Terry Boyd, Carolynne Wilcox, Cindy Giese French, Devika Bhagwat, and Amy Gentry. Hey Mahea! Photography.
Young boy carries a sign that reads, “Boys will be good humans.” Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo.

Thousands march in third annual Seattle Women’s March

Marchers included residents from throughout the Eastside.

Young boy carries a sign that reads, “Boys will be good humans.” Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo.

King County Council approves fossil fuel moratorium

Six-month moratorium on new fossil fuel infrastructure was narrowly approved

New councilmember sworn in to serve Mercer Island community

Lisa Anderl took her oath of office on Jan. 15.

Mercer Island Design Commission to review plans for new mixed-use building

The site at 2885 78th Ave. has a new owner after being previously under contract with Hines.

Measles outbreak puts Washington under State of Emergency

Thirty-five cases have been confirmed statewide.

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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 25, 2019
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Freight or fire: King County’s trash problem

Should we ship away waste or build an incinerator?