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Western Washington could see more wildfires this year

Lots of grass and warmer weather could make for worsening fire seasons.

Seven Puget Sound residents are suing Sound Transit for $240 million. Photo by Atomic Taco/Wikipedia Commons

Sound Transit faces $240 million class-action lawsuit

An Auburn lawmaker has organized a suit that claims the new car tab taxes are unconstitutional.

Seven Puget Sound residents are suing Sound Transit for $240 million. Photo by Atomic Taco/Wikipedia Commons

Authorities target violent drug traffickers in series of Puget Sound busts

More than 80 “drug dealing conspirators” have been arrested over the past four months.

Teen suicide prevention event in Bellevue educates parents

YES hosts suicide prevention event to equip parents with tools to support teens.

Former Mercer Island City Council candidate Joy Langley posted a photo of her various credentials — including her Cornell degree — on her website during her campaign after a group of residents questioned her education credentials. Photo courtesy of ElectJoy.com
Former Mercer Island City Council candidate Joy Langley posted a photo of her various credentials — including her Cornell degree — on her website during her campaign after a group of residents questioned her education credentials. Photo courtesy of ElectJoy.com

Suspect steals chainsaw | Police Blotter

The Mercer Island police calls from May 14-22.

  • Jun 5, 2018

Mercer Island Farmers Market opens for 11th season

The market will operate on Sunday mornings from June 3 to Oct. 7.

Mercer Island Preschool Association awards exceptional educator

Sunnybeam’s Michele Saunders receives the 2018 recognition.

New regional homeless count shows 4 percent increase

The spike in the unsheltered population in the 2018 count is driven primarily by an increase of people living in cars, RVs, or vans.

Mercer Island to recognize Gun Violence Awareness Day

With proclamation, city renews commitment to reduce gun violence.

  • May 31, 2018
Developed by Seattle & King County Public Health, the FLASH sex education high school curriculum is used by every district in the county. Photo courtesy King County

King County wins sex ed funding case

Officials are “ecstatic” that the court blocked the Trump administration’s attempt to withhold research funds.

Developed by Seattle & King County Public Health, the FLASH sex education high school curriculum is used by every district in the county. Photo courtesy King County

Islanders learn about different cultures at Family Night

The event, themed ‘Around the World,’ was sponsored by the city of Mercer Island.

  • May 31, 2018

Mercer Island starts critical areas review

The update process is expected to be lengthy, concluding in March 2019.

Eastside groups discuss homelessness and affordable housing at community events

Five area service providers recently hosted a joint event to educate community members about the impacts of homelessness.

King County considers buying 65,000 acres for conservation

The proposed plan would protect forests, trails, shorelines, and farms.

Some King County elected leaders want to spend $180 million on maintenance upkeep at Safeco Field in Seattle. Photo by HyunJae Park/Flickr

King County leaders want to allocate $180 million to Safeco Field

But once councilmember thinks funding for affordable housing and the arts should come before subsidizing stadium maintenance.

Some King County elected leaders want to spend $180 million on maintenance upkeep at Safeco Field in Seattle. Photo by HyunJae Park/Flickr

‘Businesses beware’

Misleading letter calls for annual registration renewals in attempts to fraud local businesses.

  • May 25, 2018
At the conclusion of his talk, 95-year-old Dick Nelms, who flew 35 missions in B-17 bombers in World War II, tips his cap to appreciative fellow military pilots at the Stanwood Eagles Thursday. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Step into ‘a wonderful comradeship’ of military fliers

The Stanwood gathering recently hosted Dick Nelms, 95 of Mercer Island, who flew 35 missions into Germany during WWII.

  • May 24, 2018
At the conclusion of his talk, 95-year-old Dick Nelms, who flew 35 missions in B-17 bombers in World War II, tips his cap to appreciative fellow military pilots at the Stanwood Eagles Thursday. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Police chase and catch car thieves

Seattle PD K9, MIPD and the King County Guardian One helicopter all searched for the suspects.

  • May 23, 2018

Mercer Island City Council to consider tax increase

Volunteer community advisory group recommends going to voters with levy lid lift in November.