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Suspect steals garage door opener from unlocked car | Police Blotter

Mercer Island police calls from April 13-26.

  • May 16, 2018

Governor and Secretary of State to fund statewide prepaid ballot postage

King County, however, won’t get any of that money.

Construction kicks off in Bellevue for $250M Overlake expansion

Overlake Medical Center in Bellevue is starting the largest expansion in its 58-year history.

Multiple vehicles prowled off of 76th Ave. Southeast | Police blotter for April 11-19

The blotter consists of officers’ accounts of crimes and other incidents in Mercer Island.

  • May 14, 2018

Council secures commuter parking for Mercer Islanders

City to use public-private partnerships, Sound Transit settlement funds for two projects.

King County adopts prepaid ballot postage

Designed to improve voter turnout, the measure was approved in time for the 2018 midterm elections.

Former Seahawks player Jeremy Lane sentenced for driving high through Mercer Island

His DUI charge was reduced to a reckless driving guilty plea in March.

Scam Warning: The jury duty arrest warrant scam is back

King County Police emphasize that they will never call and request money or gift card numbers.

  • May 10, 2018
As proposed by King County Public Health, safe drug consumption sites would feature medical personnel with naloxone to prevent overdose deaths and sterile needles for drug users to prevent the spread of disease. Photo by Todd Huffman/Wikipedia Commons

Safe drug site challenge heads to state Supreme Court

The case will determine if an initiative banning the project in King County can go to the ballot.

As proposed by King County Public Health, safe drug consumption sites would feature medical personnel with naloxone to prevent overdose deaths and sterile needles for drug users to prevent the spread of disease. Photo by Todd Huffman/Wikipedia Commons

New audit highlights the shortcomings of King County’s regional homelessness plan

The stats don’t lie—the system isn’t working.

Mercer Island Schools Foundation fundraiser brings in more than $500,000

With the help of parents, community representatives, school district staff and alumni, the Mercer Island Schools Foundation raised $500,105 at their annual Breakfast of Champions… Continue reading

Rep. Tana Senn with Ed Holmes, Chief of the Mercer Island Police Department, and Erica Hallock, State Director of Fight Crime: Invest in Kids.

Local Rep. receives 2018 Champion for Children and Youth Award

State Representative, Tana Senn, was honored last month by Fight Crime: Invest in Kids.

  • May 4, 2018
Rep. Tana Senn with Ed Holmes, Chief of the Mercer Island Police Department, and Erica Hallock, State Director of Fight Crime: Invest in Kids.
Board members of All Home stand behind King County Executive Dow Constantine and Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan during a May 3 press conference at the Salvation Army William Booth Center. Photo by Josh Kelety

King County and Seattle agree to restructure regional homelessness programs

The move comes after calls for change from advocates within the system.

Board members of All Home stand behind King County Executive Dow Constantine and Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan during a May 3 press conference at the Salvation Army William Booth Center. Photo by Josh Kelety
Photo by Ben Kerckx/Pixabay

King County task force to explore solutions to ‘recycling crisis’

With tighter regulations affecting the flow of recyclables in the U.S., officials look for new avenues for the region’s paper waste.

Photo by Ben Kerckx/Pixabay

Secretary of State pushes for pre-paid postage for ballots

Kim Wyman is asking Gov. Jay Inslee for the authority to reimburse counties for postal costs.

Mercer Island galleries to feature art, music at First Friday event

This month’s art walk will take place on May 4.

Transit-oriented development near the Othello Station in Southeast Seattle. Photo by SounderBruce/Wikipedia Commons

Sound Transit plans to facilitate affordable housing near light rail stations

The agency is setting aside land in hopes of making transit more equitable.

Transit-oriented development near the Othello Station in Southeast Seattle. Photo by SounderBruce/Wikipedia Commons

Eastside state legislators talk carbon fees, housing and cars at UW Bothell

Eastside lawmakers met on April 26 for a debrief with constituent businesses.

Mercer Island Reporter publisher adds Seattle Weekly to line-up

Regional publisher oversees 7 Eastside publications, along with Seattle Weekly

  • Apr 30, 2018
Cargo transportation was among the various regional industries driving wage and employment growth in King County. Photo via PxHere

King County employment numbers continue to rise

New statistics show a decrease in unemployment and higher average pay, but the growth may start to slow.

Cargo transportation was among the various regional industries driving wage and employment growth in King County. Photo via PxHere