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Mercer Island adopts temporary ordinances governing design of small cell facilities

Mercer Island is adapting its policies to take a new FCC rule into effect. In September 2018, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted a new… Continue reading

  • Feb 18, 2019

President’s emergency declaration sparks immediate legal backlash

Attorney General Bob Ferguson said his team will sue the White House if federal funds originally intended for Washington state are interrupted.

Kenmore’s Baker continues regional service on board for Sound Cities Association

Baker has served on the Kenmore City Council for 14 years.

  • Feb 15, 2019

Bill targets sexual health curriculum in Washington schools

Senate Bill 5395 is co-sponsored by 17 Democratic representatives and introduced by Sen. Claire Wilson, D-Federal Way.

  • Feb 14, 2019
According to King County’s Mental Illness and Drug Dependency (MIDD) annual report, Seattle had the highest rate of people using services at 36 percent of the total, followed by 31 percent from South King County, 18 percent from the greater Eastside, and 7 percent from north county including Shoreline.

Study shows King County’s treatment funding is making progress

A document on the county’s .1 percent health sales tax was accepted Wednesday by the county council.

According to King County’s Mental Illness and Drug Dependency (MIDD) annual report, Seattle had the highest rate of people using services at 36 percent of the total, followed by 31 percent from South King County, 18 percent from the greater Eastside, and 7 percent from north county including Shoreline.

MIYFS Breakfast postponed to March 6

The date was changed due to the forecast of another winter storm in the area.

  • Feb 14, 2019

Mercer Island Half is March 24

The event also features a 10K, 5K and Kids’ Dash.

Children’s play area at Seadrunar. Photo by Lauren Davis via Facebook

Seedy side of Seadrunar: Drug rehab center accused of neglect, exploitation

Public records reveal that Seattle facility was accused of neglecting children and clients in its care.

Children’s play area at Seadrunar. Photo by Lauren Davis via Facebook
Russell Wilson and Ciara spoke Friday at the Tukwila Library to Foster students and other attendees as their Why Not You Foundation joined forces with the King County Library System and JPMorgan Chase to launch the DREAM BIG: Anything is Possible campaign. Photo by Kayse Angel

Russell Wilson and Ciara launch DREAM BIG campaign

Partnership with King County libraries dovetails with scholarship program for local students.

Russell Wilson and Ciara spoke Friday at the Tukwila Library to Foster students and other attendees as their Why Not You Foundation joined forces with the King County Library System and JPMorgan Chase to launch the DREAM BIG: Anything is Possible campaign. Photo by Kayse Angel

Somali community faces SeaTac displacement

Proposed redevelopment threatens the heart of the Somali business community.

Christina, 16, and Caroline Crow, 14, watch mallards clearing space in the ice to swim on Ellis Pond. Photo courtesy of Meg Lippert

One of the ‘snowiest’ months on record for King County

Citizens fled to stores to stock up on needed supplies; City staff worked to keep roads clear.

  • Feb 12, 2019
Christina, 16, and Caroline Crow, 14, watch mallards clearing space in the ice to swim on Ellis Pond. Photo courtesy of Meg Lippert

Man robs Mercer Island Wells Fargo bank

Suspect taken into custody with $380 in hand.

Thai makes history as Washington’s first refugee legislator

The 41st district Democrat is an advocate for education and underrepresented communities.

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Paek wins second in composition competition

Nathan Paek of Mercer Island takes 2nd in the 2019 MTNA Junior Composition Competition.

  • Feb 9, 2019
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Legislation targets missing and murdered indigenous women epidemic

Savanna’s Act co-sponsored by U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-WA); Washington ranks among highest in nation

Mercer Island prepares for weekend winter storm

City facilities are closing early and events have been cancelled, including the MIYFS Breakfast.

Mercer Island City Council lays out goals for 2019

Budget reductions are the first item on the work plan for the next two years.

Infant with measles. Photo courtesy of Washington State Department of Health/Centers for Disease Control

Mandatory MMR vaccine a possibility in Washington state

Measles outbreak slows as four new cases are confirmed in Oregon.

Infant with measles. Photo courtesy of Washington State Department of Health/Centers for Disease Control
Aubrey Davis Park traverses the north end of Mercer Island, with parts of it located on a lid above Interstate 90. File photo

Islanders weigh in on Aubrey Davis Park plan

The draft vision emphasizes accessibility and inclusivity for a variety of users.

Aubrey Davis Park traverses the north end of Mercer Island, with parts of it located on a lid above Interstate 90. File photo

King County cities attract development with tax exemption

Bellevue and Issaquah are among Eastside cities that use exemption as an incentive