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July’s Monroe earthquake is informing plans for future danger

Gathered by lucky accident, data from the 4.6-magnitude quake could help assess bigger hazards.

Courtesy of Washington Secretary of State’s Office
Courtesy of Washington Secretary of State’s Office

City planning to collect sales tax for affordable housing

City council adopts resolution to allow the city to collect.

Daniel Thompson (L) and Dave Rosenbaum. Courtesy photos

Close city council race may get recount

Rosenbaum narrowly leads Thompson for Position 1.

Daniel Thompson (L) and Dave Rosenbaum. Courtesy photos
Mercer Island City Hall. File photo

2020 legislative priorities will guide city’s action in upcoming session

Council sets guidelines for upcoming legislative session.

Mercer Island City Hall. File photo
Mercer Island City Hall. File photo

Youth and Family Services gets grants

Money to support drug and alcohol prevention, mental health programs.

Mercer Island City Hall. File photo
St. Jude Catholic Church in Redmond hosted an Eastside Community Forum on Homelessness and Poverty on Oct. 28.

St. Jude hosts forum on homelessness and poverty

Eastside City officials, nonprofits and inter-faith communities attended the forum on Oct. 28.

St. Jude Catholic Church in Redmond hosted an Eastside Community Forum on Homelessness and Poverty on Oct. 28.
Political activist Tim Eyman campaigns for Initiative 976 on Nov. 5 in downtown Bellevue. The initiative promised $30 car tabs while functionally eliminating the ability of agencies like Sound Transit to raise taxes for its projects. Photo by Aaron Kunkler

Election analysis: Eastside cities largely voted against I-976

Most Eastside cities weren’t swayed by I-976, though more voters approved it than the county average.

Political activist Tim Eyman campaigns for Initiative 976 on Nov. 5 in downtown Bellevue. The initiative promised $30 car tabs while functionally eliminating the ability of agencies like Sound Transit to raise taxes for its projects. Photo by Aaron Kunkler
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                                Unhealthy, dying, decaying trees present hazard.

How to prevent falling trees

Unhealthy, dying, decaying trees present hazard.

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                                Unhealthy, dying, decaying trees present hazard.

King County will challenge legality of I-976

County Executive Dow Constantine: ‘We must clean up another mess that Tim Eyman has created for our state, our region, and our economy’

Longtime Mercer Island barber dies

Generations of haircuts, a passion driven by his clients.

Mercer Island City Hall. File photo.

City amends code related to business licenses

Licenses now obtained through state online system.

Mercer Island City Hall. File photo.
Vehicles passing through flooded street. File photo

King County Flood Control District to vote on 2020 budget

The budget will fund a variety of programs across the county.

Vehicles passing through flooded street. File photo
A King County judge found the company misled customers into thinking it was a charity. Photo courtesy of the state Attorney General’s office

Judge rules Value Village deceived customers

The King County judge found the company misled customers into thinking it was a charity.

  • Nov 8, 2019
A King County judge found the company misled customers into thinking it was a charity. Photo courtesy of the state Attorney General’s office
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                                Yogi Agrawal and Mercer Island rotarian Vivian Stumbles plant trees during a Rotary Club event Oct. 27 on Mount Baker.

Mercer Island rotarians plant trees

Mount Baker gains 500 seedlings in wildfire area.

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                                Yogi Agrawal and Mercer Island rotarian Vivian Stumbles plant trees during a Rotary Club event Oct. 27 on Mount Baker.

Tully’s site purchase on city council agenda in November

The property is planned to become transit commuter parking.

  • Nov 7, 2019

I-976 is passing, worrying transit advocates

The initiative promises $30 car tabs, but opponents say it will destroy state transit infrastructure.

Voters are narrowly rejecting affirmative action

The no camp on affirmative action is winning by just over one point.