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Great ShakeOut on Oct. 18

Practice earthquake preparedness and share the experience on social media.

  • Oct 11, 2018

Mercer Island City Council updates transportation, zoning codes

Many of the changes came in the form of Comprehensive Plan amendments.

B.C. pipeline rupture halts trash service to many Eastside cities

Waste Management fleet without fuel; PSE has urged customers to reduce consumption.

Sergeant Steve Woodward, left, and Commander Paul Herrera salute the flag during the ceremony. Olivia Sullivan/Federal Way Mirror

Vietnam veterans receive overdue welcome home

Vietnam veterans share their stories of sacrifice.

  • Oct 10, 2018
Sergeant Steve Woodward, left, and Commander Paul Herrera salute the flag during the ceremony. Olivia Sullivan/Federal Way Mirror

Incarcerated and infirmed: How Northwest Detention Center is failing sick inmates

Inadequate medical care plagues immigrants at facility, but ICE claims otherwise

Suspect breaks into two homes, assaults resident | Police blotter

The Mercer Island police blotter for Sept. 13 through 16.

  • Oct 8, 2018

Who’s funding Washington state initiatives?

Money is pouring into the state’s initiative races.

Pro and con groups to weigh in on Mercer Island levy at upcoming forums

The Chamber, Beach Club, PTA and more hope to inform Islanders on November ballot measure.

Mercer Island City Council member Tom Acker steps down, citing health and family

The council will soon begin an appointment process for Acker’s replacement.

King County Moves to Expand Pre-Booking Diversion Program

Three cities could get money to link low-level drug offenders to services and keep them out of jail.

Emergency alert network test scheduled for Oct. 3

“Presidential Alert” will be sent to all cell phones within participating wireless carriers

  • Oct 2, 2018

Executive Dow Constantine proposes $11.6 Billion budget

With King County’s finances already stretched thin, Constantine’s budget largely maintains current services while making investments in transit, law enforcement, and juvenile justice reform.

Covenant Shores celebrates 40 years on Mercer Island

The lakefront retirement community offers a unique lifestyle.

Mercer Island City Council votes to endorse I-631

The initiative would enact a carbon emissions fee on large emitters.

Secure Gun Storage Ordinance Approved by King County Council

A Bellevue-based gun rights group has already vowed legal action in response.

Mercer Island mural complete

Art “encapsulates” the beauty of nature on the island.

Suspect arrested after string of burglaries on the Island

Police arrested the suspect for the alleged burglaries and found an extensive criminal history.

Locked up and poor

King County courts use money bail to incarcerate defendants before trial. Should the system be reformed?

Suspect attempts to extort victim over email | Police blotter

The Mercer Island police blotter for Sept. 4 through 9.

  • Sep 21, 2018

Female mayors discuss opportunities in their cities

Emerging leaders focus on diversity, development and deliberate actions.