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                                From left, Kam Yee, Karolyn Streck, Nina Bowman, Steve Sheppard and John Faith load donated clothes boxes on a cart at Rising Star Elementary School.

Mercer Island Rotary, SJCC make clothing donation to Seattle school

Hundreds of winter clothing items gifted to students.

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                                From left, Kam Yee, Karolyn Streck, Nina Bowman, Steve Sheppard and John Faith load donated clothes boxes on a cart at Rising Star Elementary School.
Habitat for the marbled murrelet in King County includes areas around the Middle and North Forks of the Snoqualmie River, as well as areas around the Skykomish and Upper Cedar rivers. File photo

Conservation plan for native seabird moves forward

Washington state regulations for the marbled murrelet have been in limbo since 1997.

Habitat for the marbled murrelet in King County includes areas around the Middle and North Forks of the Snoqualmie River, as well as areas around the Skykomish and Upper Cedar rivers. File photo
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Free printing costs King County libraries $1 million each year

The library board is considering reducing the number of free pages from 75 a week to 10.

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$30 car tab proposal returns to ballot in November

Tim Eyman-led initiative would restrict car tabs and transportation benefit districts in Washington.

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                                The Friendship Circle hosted their eighth annual Walk, Run, and Community Day at Luther Burbank Park on Sept. 22. Participants gathered for the event, despite the rain.

Friendship Circle celebrates their 8th annual Walk, Run, and Community day

Community members gathered for the event on Sept. 22.

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                                The Friendship Circle hosted their eighth annual Walk, Run, and Community Day at Luther Burbank Park on Sept. 22. Participants gathered for the event, despite the rain.

Anderl and Allcorn seek city council position 4

Mercer Island City Council pos. 4 General Election race questionnaire.

  • Sep 27, 2019

Bertlin and Jacobson in the race for Mercer Island Council Po. 7

Candidates touch on development, transit and growth.

  • Sep 26, 2019
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                                Republic Services will continue collection on Mercer Island through Sept. 30. The island’s new contract with Recology starts Oct. 1.

New garbage service underway next week

Recology will take over for Republic Services on Oct. 1.

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                                Republic Services will continue collection on Mercer Island through Sept. 30. The island’s new contract with Recology starts Oct. 1.

Washington Husky tickets stolen from residence | Police Blotter

Police blotter for Sept. 6-9.

  • Sep 25, 2019
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                                Heather Cartwright and Craig Reynolds are running for Mercer Island city council Position 5 in the general election on Nov. 5.

Reynolds, Cartwright vying for city’s Position 5 seat

Election questionnaire for city council candidates.

  • Sep 25, 2019
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                                Heather Cartwright and Craig Reynolds are running for Mercer Island city council Position 5 in the general election on Nov. 5.
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                                Islander Middle School students Rebecca de Broglio and Rhett Hounsell, among others, speak before IMS students at Friday’s climate strike.

IMS students organize climate strike

IMS students walked out of class at 10 a.m. on Friday as part of the global climate strike.

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                                Islander Middle School students Rebecca de Broglio and Rhett Hounsell, among others, speak before IMS students at Friday’s climate strike.
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                                Liat Perlman (left) and Sarah Hobson (right) launched Spirit206 over the summer.

MIHS students launch Spirit206

Spirit206 is a platform for student artists to showcase and sell handmade spirit wear.

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                                Liat Perlman (left) and Sarah Hobson (right) launched Spirit206 over the summer.
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$30 car tab proposal returns to ballot in November

Tim Eyman-led initiative would restrict car tabs and transportation benefit districts in Washington.

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A reduced pressure backflow assembly located on a water fill station at the city maintenance yard. Photo courtesy of Brain McDaniel

Backflow assembly tests are overdue

More than 100 sites have yet to report their results.

A reduced pressure backflow assembly located on a water fill station at the city maintenance yard. Photo courtesy of Brain McDaniel

Thief confronted by man returns stolen bag, flees | Police Blotter

Police blotter for Aug. 25 -Sept. 3.

  • Sep 19, 2019

Mercer Island PD hopes sonar will lead to missing boaters

Cell phones left behind on boat gave little help in narrowing the search area.

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King County alcohol production ordinance could be approved by year’s end

Update to county code has been more than a year in the making.

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Council voted to find Mayor in violation of code of ethics

Aug. 20 council meeting held executive session, investigative review of Mayor’s email.

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KCSO found all but one of the 108 allegations of excessive or unnecessary use of force were justified

The Office of Law Enforcement Oversight has released its annual 2018 report.

Parts of Mercer Island left without power after car collides with pole

A 41-year-old Seattle woman was allegedly intoxicated when the accident happened.