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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

Single-payer advocates push for health care reform

A growing number of voices on the left are campaigning for a profit-free health system.

Public invited to review draft transportation plan for 2040 and beyond

Statewide policy plan offers public to review and comment by Sept. 20.

  • Aug 7, 2018
Washington State Department of Health. Courtesy photo.

Washington joins Undetectable = Untransmittable HIV prevention campaign

Washington is the sixth state health department to join the campaign along with 18 other states.

  • Aug 7, 2018
Washington State Department of Health. Courtesy photo.

New West Mercer Way mural begins Aug. 6

Holloway was selected to design a mural for I-90’s on/off ramps at Exit 6.

  • Aug 3, 2018

Rideshare program begins phase two pricing

Last April, the City launched a six month ride share pilot program to help commuters access the Mercer Island Park & Ride (8000 North Mercer… Continue reading

  • Aug 3, 2018
A salmon. File photo

State Fish and Wildlife seeks $60 million in funding

The department is facing a $33 million shortfall and also hopes to secure future funding.

A salmon. File photo
Community members were able to place votes on what type of zoning a homeless shelter should be located in. Evan Pappas/Staff Photo
                                The city held a public meeting in April to collect feedback on zoning for the LUCA development. Community members were able to place votes on what type of zoning a homeless shelter should be located in. Evan Pappas/Staff Photo

Bellevue council approves code amendment for homeless shelters

After months of discussion, the council approved the land use code amendment for homeless shelters.

Community members were able to place votes on what type of zoning a homeless shelter should be located in. Evan Pappas/Staff Photo
                                The city held a public meeting in April to collect feedback on zoning for the LUCA development. Community members were able to place votes on what type of zoning a homeless shelter should be located in. Evan Pappas/Staff Photo