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King County Council passes renter protections bill

The legislation is intended to prevent landlords from discriminating based on the source of a prospective tenant’s income.

Mercer Island mayor proclaims April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Local Eastside resident shares how community resources helped her family heal from abuse.

Activists begin collecting signatures for November carbon fee initiative

A carbon fee could be on November’s ballot if supporters of I-1631 gather enough signatures.

Mercer Island church builds two tiny houses for the homeless

The Mercer Island Presbyterian Church has built two tiny homes for the Low Income Housing Institute.

King County Sheriff’s deputies to carry naloxone

All 450 deputies are slated carry the heroin overdose antidote by mid-summer.

Mayor proclaims April 22 Earth Day in Mercer Island

Island residents are invited to the April 14 sustainability fair to celebrate.

  • Apr 13, 2018

Mercer Island moves forward to address budget deficits

Citizen advisory group recommends levy lid lift, cost-cutting measures.

Mercer Island grad launches business to pay for Mount Everest summit

Mount Everest is the tallest mountain in the world and can cost as much as $90,000 to climb.

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MIHS selects new associate principal

Jenny Foster will join the MIHS administration on July 1.

  • Apr 13, 2018
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Mercer Island grants Republic Services 180 days to find new avenues for recycling

The city is also allowing it to landfill existing buildup.

Community advisory group supports placing levy on ballot

The recommendation was approved by a majority on April 2.

  • Apr 13, 2018

Rail station work begins on 77th Avenue Southeast in Mercer Island

A temporary path, to be completed in May, will be constructed to maintain pedestrian access.

  • Apr 12, 2018

Critics say draft plan from county task force on homelessness underwhelms

One Table’s first stab at recommendations leaves some members calling for a bolder, clearly financed plan.

Mercer Island businesses ask to be included in city goals

The city council approved its 2018-2019 priorities on April 3.

Wellman to serve on new student career-readiness committee

Sen. Lisa Wellman is already the chair of the Senate Early Learning and K-12 Education Committee.

  • Apr 11, 2018
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Mercer Island School District awarded PSE grant

The Puget Sound Energy energy efficiency award honors the district’s conservation efforts.

  • Apr 10, 2018
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Wendy Weiker announces campaign for State House

The Mercer Island City Council member has found multiple endorsements.

  • Apr 9, 2018
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Grammy-nominated artist to speak at Dunham scholarship ceremony

The scholarship honors graduating female leaders from Mercer Island and Rainier Beach high schools.

  • Apr 7, 2018

See ‘Treasures in Miniature’ at MIVAL Gallery in April

Small art pieces will be on display in Mercer Island from April 5-27.

  • Apr 5, 2018

Remembering MLK, Covenant Shores honors activist

The ‘Spirit of Martin Luther King Jr.’ award was given to Harold Spooner, who ‘embodies’ King’s values.

  • Apr 4, 2018