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Mercer Island Thrift Shop tallies best sale day ever

Total sales were almost $30,000, a huge increase over previous sales records.

  • Jan 11, 2019

CenturyLink 911 outage investigations underway; AG seeks comment from locals

CenturyLink could be hit with both FCC and UTC fines.

King County considers building 44,000 affordable housing units by 2024

A report on housing released in December was accepted by the King County Council on Monday.

Mercer Island reevaluates policies for city boards, commissions

City recommits to non-partisan appointment process.

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Seattle area braces for three-week SR 99 closure

Expect more congestion, longer commutes

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MIHS band marches with Puerto Rican band in Tournament of Roses parade

MIHS band and BEG band march together in Rose Parade in Pasadena, Calif. for New Years.

How Does The Texas ACA Ruling Affect Washington

A ruling last week from a Texas judge striking down the ACA will likely be overturned.

Mercer Island offers holiday tree recycling options

The city uses old holiday tress for future projects that require wood chips.

A coho salmon. Flickr/Bureau of Land Management

Climate change could kill salmon’s sense of smell

A report released by UW last month highlights further dangers higher CO2 levels pose to coho salmon.

A coho salmon. Flickr/Bureau of Land Management
AR-15 rifle and a loaded magazine that were recovered from a suspect in a shooting incident at the Kent Station parking garage. Photo courtesy of King County Sheriff’s Office

Democrats to focus on 30-round magazines and ghost guns in 2019

Following gun control success on the November ballot, state Democrats are eyeing further regulation.

AR-15 rifle and a loaded magazine that were recovered from a suspect in a shooting incident at the Kent Station parking garage. Photo courtesy of King County Sheriff’s Office
Mercer Island resident Steven Schickler jogs down a crosswalk between SE 40th ST and Island Crest Way Thursday Morning. Drew Stuart/staff photo.

Mercer Island completes two bike and pedestrian safety projects

Mercer Island recently completed two important bicycle and pedestrian safety projects.

Mercer Island resident Steven Schickler jogs down a crosswalk between SE 40th ST and Island Crest Way Thursday Morning. Drew Stuart/staff photo.
Rep. Tana Senn, D-41

Rep. Tana Senn elected as chair of the Human Services and Early Learning Committee

The Mercer Island Democrat had served as vice chair of the committee since 2016.

  • Jan 4, 2019
Rep. Tana Senn, D-41

It looks a lot like Inslee is running for president

New statements and political fundraising from Gov. Inslee point toward a 2020 presidential bid

First section of East Link rail installation on Mercer Island nears completion

In the coming year, crews will install rail on the Interstate 90 floating bridge.

  • Dec 31, 2018

UPDATE: 911 services partially back online, FCC investigates

CenturyLink and King County report most 911 calls are getting through.

State Supreme Court upholds King County youth jail levy

The decision, issued Dec. 27, sided with King County and allows it to keep collecting revenue.

Mercer Island to develop fiscal sustainability plan

The plan will help the city address its projected multi-million dollar budget deficits.

Phil Sedlacek has been carving Santas out of wood for over 40 years. Madison Miller/staff photos

Mercer Island man creates hand-carved Santas

Phil Sedlacek has been creating wood carved Santas for over 40 years.

Phil Sedlacek has been carving Santas out of wood for over 40 years. Madison Miller/staff photos

Juvy Diversion keeps kids out of court and away from crime

The diversion program recruits community volunteers to oversee local juvenile cases.

The Boys and Girls Clubs of Bellevue also received a van from King County. BGCB President/CDO Ryan Scott, BGCB President/CEO Kathy Haggart, and members of the club receive van from Councilmember Claudia Balducci. Courtesy of King County.

Three Eastside Organizations receive “retired” King County vans

Councilmember Claudia Balducci donates three vans to help each organization in its mission.

The Boys and Girls Clubs of Bellevue also received a van from King County. BGCB President/CDO Ryan Scott, BGCB President/CEO Kathy Haggart, and members of the club receive van from Councilmember Claudia Balducci. Courtesy of King County.