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City launches new public engagement platform

The City’s Planning Commission is currently reviewing 15 proposed amendments to the Comprehensive Plan. The amendments under consideration include adopting an Arts and Culture Comprehensive… Continue reading

  • Aug 20, 2018

Race for King County prosecutor heats up at forum

Former public defender Daron Morris slams incumbent Dan Satterberg for the use of bail in the county justice system.

Wildfire smoke causes poor air quality across region

Puget Sound Clean Air Agency urges people to take precautions.

  • Aug 16, 2018

Secretary Wyman calls for nominations for Medals of Merit and Valor

Awards are given to civilians for courageous acts of service.

  • Aug 16, 2018

Bikeshare pilot program adds hub locations

City launched a three-month pilot bikeshare program with LimeBike.

  • Aug 15, 2018

MISD receives national and state awards for communications

MISD receives Golden Achievement Award for search for new superintendent.

  • Aug 15, 2018

King County law enforcement agencies deploy emphasis patrols for Labor Day weekend

The emphasis patrols will be from Aug. 17-Sept. 3.

  • Aug 15, 2018

DOH provides steps to keep safe from wildfire smoke

Air quality degraded by wildfires across the state.

  • Aug 14, 2018

Update: Preliminary results roll in for August primary

Incumbents, women lead in initial Aug. 7 election results.

One Table has no clear game plan for tackling regional crisis

Seattle and King County’s joint task force to address the crisis still only has vague strategies.

Homebuyers encouraged, “but still on edge,” while sellers face reality check

New figures from Northwest MLS show year-over-year improvement in inventory (up 6.5 percent), but modest drops on both pending sales (down slightly more than 7… Continue reading

  • Aug 10, 2018

Rep. Senn receives award from developmental disability community

Rep. Senn recognized at annual Parent Coalition Family Picnic.

  • Aug 10, 2018

Mercer Island issues water boil advisory to select neighborhoods

A city construction project has accidently caused low water pressure to reach 105 homes.

King County Executive proposes discount for low-income solid waste customers

The proposal would help low-income customers better afford the basic costs of living.

  • Aug 9, 2018

New study confirms historical presence of grizzlies in Washington

The federal government hopes to rebuild a dwindling Washington grizzly population.

Sound Transit to work at boat launch

Sound Transit’s contractor has begun mobilizing equipment and erecting fencing at the Mercer Island Boat Launch in support of seismic retrofit work for East Link… Continue reading

  • Aug 8, 2018

Initiatives 1631 and 1634 qualify for the 2018 general election

Secretary of State certified the intiatives for the November election.

  • Aug 8, 2018

Island House hosts ‘grand opening’ with residents, community

The Mercer Island assisted living facility was recently remodeled.

Adam Smith beats Democratic challenger in 9th Congressional District

The 9th Congressional District — spanning from Southeast Seattle and Bellevue down to Federal Way and Tacoma — is a reliably safe Democratic district that… Continue reading

Rossi and Schrier lead 8th Congressional District race

Republican Dino Rossi and Democrat Kim Schrier are the top two finishers in the Aug. 7 primary race for U.S. Representative in Washington’s 8th Congressional… Continue reading