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Ellis Pond is one of Mercer Island’s critical areas. The city’s critical areas code and shoreline master program are due for a review. Photo courtesy of the city of Mercer Island

Mercer Island’s review of critical areas wraps up

The city is also updating its shoreline master program.

Ellis Pond is one of Mercer Island’s critical areas. The city’s critical areas code and shoreline master program are due for a review. Photo courtesy of the city of Mercer Island

Freezin’ for a reason | Polar Plunge supports Special Olympics Washington

The event raised more than $160,ooo, with major contributions coming from law enforcement agencies.

“Chikiri” will perform Japanese Taiko drumming at Mercer Island High School (MIHS)’s Performing Arts Center on March 6 from 7-8 p.m. Photo courtesy Tero Photography.

Japenese Taiko drummers to perform with MIHS percussionists

The performance will be held at MIHS’s performing arts center on Mar. 6.

  • Mar 2, 2019
“Chikiri” will perform Japanese Taiko drumming at Mercer Island High School (MIHS)’s Performing Arts Center on March 6 from 7-8 p.m. Photo courtesy Tero Photography.

It’s official: Inslee is running

Washington’s governor will make climate change a key component of his campaign

Mercer Island schools news in brief

Board positions available; biology symposium

  • Mar 1, 2019

Eastside schools contemplate strategies for days lost to snow

Northshore School District will apply for a waiver from the state.

Fires, floods, destruction: Washington copes with worsening climate change

From rising sea levels and crop failures to dying forests and fish, Washington state is struggling

Police chiefs: More than a year to find, train new officers

HB1253 requires new hires complete basic training requirements within two months.

Cantwell, DelBene lead rally for national conservation, recreation program

The legislation has now been passed by the Senate and House, and is headed to the president’s desk.

One of Seattle Weekly’s “Best of Seattle” issues from Aug. 2016.

Seattle Weekly’s last print edition is Feb. 27

Message to readers from Josh O’Connor, president of Sound Publishing

  • Feb 26, 2019
One of Seattle Weekly’s “Best of Seattle” issues from Aug. 2016.
Metropolitan King County Council proclaimed February 2019 as Black History Month in King County. Delbert Richardson founder of the American History Traveling Museum received the proclamation. Photo courtesy of King County Council.

King County Council proclaims February 2019 as Black History Month

Delbert Richardson of the American History Traveling Museum receives the proclamation.

Metropolitan King County Council proclaimed February 2019 as Black History Month in King County. Delbert Richardson founder of the American History Traveling Museum received the proclamation. Photo courtesy of King County Council.
Photo courtesy of U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency

Legislature ‘prays’ for Congress to curb president’s ability to launch nukes

Washington has more nuclear weapons than any other state

  • Feb 25, 2019
Photo courtesy of U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency

Pottmeyer steps down as Friends of Youth CEO

Lwali selected to take her position.

Sign found vandalized with spray paint in Mercerdale Park

Police ask residents to report suspicious activity.

King County charter update targets police oversight, elections, council size

A commission is reviewing the county’s charter and will make recommendations by May.

Primrose School of West Bellevue saw a second location in Washington open in 2018. Madison Miller/staff photo.

Parents are feeling the pinch of child care costs

A King County report charts ways the county could reduce child care costs and boost access.

Primrose School of West Bellevue saw a second location in Washington open in 2018. Madison Miller/staff photo.

Law would prohibit eye tattoos in Washington state

Canada has already banned this procedure

  • Feb 21, 2019

Split Washington in two? 51st state movement highlights cultural divide

Rep. Matt Shea of Spokane introduces bill to establish state in Eastern Washington called Liberty

  • Feb 21, 2019

MIYFS postpones annual breakfast to March 6

Due to the snowfall, the Mercer Island Youth and Family Services Foundation pushed the event.

  • Feb 21, 2019