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An example of a fish culvert that prevents fish from migrating through it. Creative commons

Fish culverts ruling will increase price tag for the state

The state will be on the line for $3.7 billion for fish culvert replacements.

An example of a fish culvert that prevents fish from migrating through it. Creative commons

Mercer Island City Council commits to November levy

City looks to raise revenue for operations, reserves.

SAATWA Board President Aseem Chipalkatti gives an opening speech to those who were in attendance Sunday afternoon. Hanson Lee/staff photo.

South Asian organizations look to take political action and advocacy to the next level

SAATWA and SAPAC are planning to push for political involvement and the political values of Washington’s South Asian community.

SAATWA Board President Aseem Chipalkatti gives an opening speech to those who were in attendance Sunday afternoon. Hanson Lee/staff photo.

Barrier that protects Eastside water to be repaired

The barrier protects a pipeline that delivers water to various Eastside cities and Seattle.

A view of the Tolt barrier project. Photo courtesy of King County

Barrier that protects Eastside water to be repaired

The barrier protects a pipeline that delivers water to various Eastside cities and Seattle.

A view of the Tolt barrier project. Photo courtesy of King County

Activists turn in carbon fee signatures for November ballot

The carbon fee I-1631 has gathered enough signatures to be placed on the November ballot.

Safe consumption part 3: The opposite of addiction

Final episode of our three-part series on controversial supervised consumption sites

Mercer Islanders go green with bike share, solar

The city council voted to approve a three-month pilot with LimeBike over the summer.

Covenant Shores residents go on ‘training’ exercise

Mercer Island retirees visit Northwest Railway History Center in Snoqualmie.

  • Jul 5, 2018

The many hurdles from farm to table

From environmental regulations to expensive land, local farmers have a lot on their plate

JusMoni reveals ‘sweeter side of sensibilities’ in new album

Mercer Island artist shares purpose through music

AG Ferguson takes on Trump’s immigrant family separation

Washington’s Attorney General plans to sue the federal government over the “zero tolerance” policy.

Mercer Island City Council, 2018. Courtesy of the city of Mercer Island

Mercer Island City Council scales down levy proposal

City officials are wary of voter and tax fatigue, but want to protect critical programs.

Mercer Island City Council, 2018. Courtesy of the city of Mercer Island

Safe Consumption Part 2: The Site

Lots of people in the Seattle area look to Vancouver for an example of what works, or what doesn’t.

King County Council passes sexual harassment reform policy

Specifics of each agency’s protocols and funding for training still need to be sorted out.

Island Books owners named Citizen of the Year

Third generation Islanders have worked to preserve the sense of community found at the bookstore.

  • Jun 27, 2018

Teen pinned under car in DUI accident on Mercer Island

The girl was pinned after the 16-year-old driver drunkenly backed over the edge of a ravine.

  • Jun 26, 2018

Wyman addresses accusations of deceptive signature-gathering

Washington secretary of state, Kim Wyman, outlines the rights and limitations of petitioners.

  • Jun 26, 2018
Downtown Bellevue/File photo

Housing is still a problem in America

A Harvard report shows the housing market is still hard on low and moderate income residents.

Downtown Bellevue/File photo
After Seattle’s controversial employee head tax was repealed, King County Executive Dow Constantine wants to bond against existing tax revenues to generate $100 million for affordable housing. Photo by Joe Mabel/Wikipedia Commons

County executive proposes $100 million affordable housing bond

The money was already coming, but Constantine wants to speed up the process.

After Seattle’s controversial employee head tax was repealed, King County Executive Dow Constantine wants to bond against existing tax revenues to generate $100 million for affordable housing. Photo by Joe Mabel/Wikipedia Commons