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Island transit update: Parking for transit remains limited; layover space plans move forward

Proposed underground parking site near Freshly’s abandoned as developer bows out.

  • Jul 18, 2019
Recology will soon be replacing Republic as Mercer Island’s garbage removal service. They will be responsible for collecting compost, garbage and recycled material for residents. Madeline Coats/Staff photo

Island residents express concern over contract with Recology

City Council approves 10-year partnership with new garbage removal service.

Recology will soon be replacing Republic as Mercer Island’s garbage removal service. They will be responsible for collecting compost, garbage and recycled material for residents. Madeline Coats/Staff photo
VoteWA is a $9.5 million program that came online last May and is meant to unify all 39 county voting systems in the state into a single entity. Courtesy image

WA’s new voting system concerns county elections officials

VoteWA has run into some problems in recent months as the Aug. 6 primary election draws closer.

VoteWA is a $9.5 million program that came online last May and is meant to unify all 39 county voting systems in the state into a single entity. Courtesy image

‘Feedback loops’ of methane, CO2 echo environmental problem beyond Washington

University of Washington among researchers of climate change’s effects in global temperatures.

One male, female dead after car shooting at Luther Burbank Park

Parking area will remain closed as investigation continues Saturday.

Prop 1 would fund parks, zoos and open spaces

King County voters could approve the renewal and increase of the levy on the August ballot.

An aerial photo shows the locations of two earthquakes and five aftershocks in and near Monroe, which rattled the Puget Sound region early Friday. The first was the magnitude 4.6 quake at upper right, 13 miles under the intersection of U.S. 2 and Fryelands Boulevard SE at 2:51 a.m. The second, magnitude 3.5, occurred 18 miles under the Old Snohomish-Monroe Road at 2:53 a.m. The aftershocks followed during the ensuing two hours. This image depicts an area about 3 miles wide. (Herald staff and the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network)

Early wake-up call: Twin quakes under Monroe rattle region

Thousands of people felt them. They were magnitude 4.6 and 3.5 and hit minutes apart.

  • Jul 12, 2019
An aerial photo shows the locations of two earthquakes and five aftershocks in and near Monroe, which rattled the Puget Sound region early Friday. The first was the magnitude 4.6 quake at upper right, 13 miles under the intersection of U.S. 2 and Fryelands Boulevard SE at 2:51 a.m. The second, magnitude 3.5, occurred 18 miles under the Old Snohomish-Monroe Road at 2:53 a.m. The aftershocks followed during the ensuing two hours. This image depicts an area about 3 miles wide. (Herald staff and the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network)
The 2019-20 Get Active grants support 19 youth, senior, housing and cultural organizations across District 6. The Jewish Stroum Community Center will use the grant to fund its Rock Steady Boxing program. Courtesy photo of JSCC

Eastside organizations receive Get Active Stay Active Grant

Mercer Island Parks and Recreation Department, Stroum Jewish Community Center are among the awardees.

The 2019-20 Get Active grants support 19 youth, senior, housing and cultural organizations across District 6. The Jewish Stroum Community Center will use the grant to fund its Rock Steady Boxing program. Courtesy photo of JSCC
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King County Sheriff’s Office has been giving ICE unredacted information

Both the office and jail have supplied the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency.

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More than 200 attend community-organized July 4 picnic at Mercerdale Park

Mercer Island residents organized their own summer picnic on the Fourth of July at Mercerdale Park.

From left: middle schooler Valeriya Alekseykina, coach Jesse Walter, and Andrew Kaelin at the X-Out Cancer Fundraiser Jr. Tournament during the month of June. The team helped raise nearly $1658 which will help aid cancer families at Seattle Children’s. Courtesy photo of Gerry Kaelin

Mercer Island teen donates $1658 to Cross Out Cancer organization

Andrew Kaelin runs Jr. Tennis Tournament to raise money for children with cancer.

From left: middle schooler Valeriya Alekseykina, coach Jesse Walter, and Andrew Kaelin at the X-Out Cancer Fundraiser Jr. Tournament during the month of June. The team helped raise nearly $1658 which will help aid cancer families at Seattle Children’s. Courtesy photo of Gerry Kaelin
Warning sign for a road closure. File photo

King County examines options to fund roads and bridges

Shortfall is roughly $250 million each year; county may seek tax from unincorporated voters.

Warning sign for a road closure. File photo

MI VFW Post creates veteran memorial

The memorial at Patriots Plaza will have a dedication ceremony in September.

Housing committee forms to implement affordable housing recommendations

The Affordable Housing Committee is made up of government and private organizations in King County.

Locker room thefts on the rise, Eastside police take action

Mercer Island gym not immune to thefts.

A photo taken from the meeting in Issaquah. Photo courtesy/Tracy Castro-Gill

Opposition and supporters of Drag Queen Story Hour make showing in Issaquah

A lack of police at a recent county library board meeting led some to feel intimidated.

A photo taken from the meeting in Issaquah. Photo courtesy/Tracy Castro-Gill

City Council officially terminates plans for Mercerdale Park

Persistant residents win their battle to protect public parkland.

From Olympia to Bellingham: Tiny home villages offer a path toward permanent housing

Beginning talks happening on Eastside village partnership.