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Man punched over dog dispute | Police Blotter

Police blotter for Dec. 16-17, 2018.

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Regional rent report: Bellevue maintains highest Eastside median rent

The Eastside sees some of the biggest differences in median rent rate year to year.

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Sydney Cui, 6, wins NASA’s Commercial Crew 2019 Children’s Artwork Calendar Contest. Her piece, “Returning to Earth,” is the main art for the month of December. Courtesy photo.

Lakeridge Elementary first grader wins NASA art calendar contest

Sydney Cui’s artwork was selected for NASA’s Commercial Crew 2019 Children’s Artwork Calendar.

Sydney Cui, 6, wins NASA’s Commercial Crew 2019 Children’s Artwork Calendar Contest. Her piece, “Returning to Earth,” is the main art for the month of December. Courtesy photo.

State Capitol News: Lawmakers propose new strategy after voters nix carbon tax

Their approach is similar to Inslee’s climate package, which proposed a wide range of environmental policies.

  • Jan 20, 2019

Solarize program leads to 45 new installations on Mercer Island

The city partnered with Sustainable Mercer Island and Spark Northwest on the project.

  • Jan 20, 2019
Southbound traffic backs up as northbound drivers cruise on with ease on the State Route 99 viaduct three days before its closure. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Week one of “Viadoom” is viadud on Eastside

WSDOT works with commuters to minimize impacts during Seattle’s longest major highway closure.

Southbound traffic backs up as northbound drivers cruise on with ease on the State Route 99 viaduct three days before its closure. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Microsoft will invest $500 million toward regional housing

About $225 million will subsidize middle income housing in Bellevue, Kirkland, Redmond, Issaquah, Renton and Sammamish

Inslee pushes state capital gains tax

The tax would raise $975 million in revenue during fiscal year 2021.

  • Jan 18, 2019

Lawmaker pitches target-shooting areas on some state-managed lands

Hope to allow for more equal access and safety.

  • Jan 18, 2019

Bill proposed in support of marijuana in schools

Students would be able to medicate at school.

  • Jan 18, 2019

King County Council proclaims January as Martin Luther King Jr. Month

This year’s theme: affirmative action = justice

Package stolen on 87th | Police Blotter

Police blotter for Dec. 10-15, 2018.

Budget cuts force Mercer Island Community and Event Center to reduce hours

The city council will discuss more reductions at its planning session next month.

Tech set to continue driving housing market in 2019

A real estate snapshot for the local market.

  • Jan 16, 2019

Eastside tech companies Smartsheet, OfferUp, Apptio face challenging 2019

Here are a handful of companies from the Eastside that will be interesting to watch in 2019.

Smith to chair House Armed Services Committee

The congressman is one of many Democrats ascending to chairmanships in 2019.

  • Jan 15, 2019

Exit poll indicates Washington voters still support climate change action

State environmental organizations’ poll points to continuing support for carbon-reducing measures.

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Eastside lawmakers sponsor Attorney General bills

The bills focus on gun control, consumer protection and raising vape and tobacco product age limits.

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Microsoft’s Building 92. Wikimedia/Photo by Coolcaesar

Microsoft at top for 2018

Redmond-based tech giant closes year as most valued publicly-traded company.

Microsoft’s Building 92. Wikimedia/Photo by Coolcaesar

New year, new art at Mercer Island galleries

The Mercer Gallery at the Community and Event Center will also feature new exhibits in 2019.