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Rape allegation against Sen. Joe Fain divides King County Council

In a recent interview, Councilmember Kathy Lambert blamed Fain’s accuser for the alleged rape. Then Lambert’s colleagues distanced themselves from her comments.

Fact check: Prop 1

Vetting statements regarding Proposition 1

‘Technologist and philanthropist’ Paul Allen dies at 65

The Microsoft co-founder and Seahawks owner died from cancer on Monday.

Two Eastside killers see sentences changed

Death penalty ruled unconstitutional, death row sentences changed to life without parole

Former MIHS student competes for American Idol

World traveler to wrestling coach—Berrington’s path to American Idol.

Proposed commuter parking and mixed-use project receives nine submissions

Council will review top finalists on Nov. 15.

Secure gun storage ordinance approved by King County Council

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

Executive Constantine’s budget makes small, targeted investments while not cutting services drastically. Image courtesy King County

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.

Executive Constantine’s budget makes small, targeted investments while not cutting services drastically. Image courtesy King County

State Supreme Court strikes down death penalty

All nine justices found the use of capital punishment in Washington state unconstitutional and racially biased.

Locals learn tips for a new age of crime

The National Cyber Security Alliance emphasizes prevention as cyber crime is on the rise.

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.