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Driver high centers car on fire hydrant | Police Blotter

Police blotter for July 1-7.

  • Jul 30, 2019
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                                Max Tanzer prepares 88.9 KMIH The Bridge’s transformation into Log Boom Radio for Seafair.

MIHS 88.9 KMIH The Bridge radio station transforms into Log Boom Radio for Seafair

Log Boom Radio students will report live on Seafair races.

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                                Max Tanzer prepares 88.9 KMIH The Bridge’s transformation into Log Boom Radio for Seafair.
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Citizen concern grows over incoming small cells, tower

Most of the public comment speaks out against Ellis Pond location.

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Cast members rehearse for YTNs production of The Monkey King. From left: Julian Podzilni, Nora Jorgensen, Sam Lamperti, and Abby Gamache. Madison Miller / staff photo

Youth Theatre Northwest to debut modern version of “The Monkey King: Journey Westbound”

“The Monkey King: Journey Westbound” is based from the Chinese classic folk tale with a PNW modern twist.

Cast members rehearse for YTNs production of The Monkey King. From left: Julian Podzilni, Nora Jorgensen, Sam Lamperti, and Abby Gamache. Madison Miller / staff photo

City council pushes back against Metro, seeks alternatives to bus/rail interchange configurations

Councilmember Wong and Deputy Mayor Nice to join work group tasked with consulting experts

  • Jul 25, 2019

PSE’s battery storage project could help the clean energy rollout

Tiny pilot project in Glacier could eventually be expanded to Puget Sound region.

King County jail lost water 16 times since 2018

The building has been plagued with water failures stemming from Aquatherm pipes.

Mercer Island seniors sing from their songbooks in the Fellowship Hall at Covenant Living at the Shores on July 17. Madeline Coats/staff photo

A monthly sing-a-long program uses music to support patients with memory loss

Music Mends Minds places emphasis on music therapy as a way to delay neurodegenerative dementia.

Mercer Island seniors sing from their songbooks in the Fellowship Hall at Covenant Living at the Shores on July 17. Madeline Coats/staff photo
Low Income Housing Institute’s 57-unit August Wilson Place apartments in downtown Bellevue includes affordable housing units for households at 30, 50 and 60 percent of the area median income. Photo courtesy of Low Income Housing Institute

Economic growth continues for King County

Warning signs on horizon as housing and rent prices cool down compared to previous years.

Low Income Housing Institute’s 57-unit August Wilson Place apartments in downtown Bellevue includes affordable housing units for households at 30, 50 and 60 percent of the area median income. Photo courtesy of Low Income Housing Institute
From left, John Rivera-Dirks, Tam Dinh and Linhui Hao are all vying for an open school board seat in the Mercer Island School District.

Three candidates aim to fill an open seat on the Mercer Island school board

Tam Dinh, John Rivera-Dirks and Linhui Hao compete for Mercer Island School District Position 5.

From left, John Rivera-Dirks, Tam Dinh and Linhui Hao are all vying for an open school board seat in the Mercer Island School District.

Man drowns Sunday at Luther Burbank Park

Bystanders attempted to help.

  • Jul 22, 2019

Three candidates aim to fill an open seat in the Mercer Island City Council

Debbie Bertlin, Robin Russell and Jake Jacobson compete for Position No. 7.

King County Correctional Facility is located at 500 5th Ave., Seattle. File photo

King County jail’s leaky pipes have national implications

Lawsuit filed in King County Superior Court alleges Aquatherm has been selling faulty pipes.

King County Correctional Facility is located at 500 5th Ave., Seattle. File photo

Man reports his son’s bike stolen outside of karate class | Police Blotter

Police blotter for June 13 - June 20.

  • Jul 18, 2019
A full room of Mercer Island residents questioned candidates running for City Council Pos. 7 and School Board Pos. 5. Madeline Coats/staff photo

Candidates for council and school board attended forum

The King County Primary Election is on Aug. 6.

A full room of Mercer Island residents questioned candidates running for City Council Pos. 7 and School Board Pos. 5. Madeline Coats/staff photo

Island transit update: Parking for transit remains limited; layover space plans move forward

Proposed underground parking site near Freshly’s abandoned as developer bows out.

  • Jul 18, 2019
Recology will soon be replacing Republic as Mercer Island’s garbage removal service. They will be responsible for collecting compost, garbage and recycled material for residents. Madeline Coats/Staff photo

Island residents express concern over contract with Recology

City Council approves 10-year partnership with new garbage removal service.

Recology will soon be replacing Republic as Mercer Island’s garbage removal service. They will be responsible for collecting compost, garbage and recycled material for residents. Madeline Coats/Staff photo