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Mercer Island Center for the Arts continues listening sessions

While still exploring sites, MICA will host a community meeting on July 28.

Secretary of State Kim Wyman joins FTC to combat service-member and veterans charity scams

The new campaign is being released in conjunction with recent law enforcement actions by the FTC.

  • Jul 24, 2018

Where’s the music on Seattle’s Eastside?

Venues struggle to cut mustard in the booming Seattle area’s outer edges.

The reason for a cougar attack in May near North Bend which left one man dead and another injured remains a mystery after an autopsy revealed the animal had no sign of disease. Photo from publicdomainpictures.net

Killer North Bend cougar showed no signs of disease

Autopsy sheds no light on why a cougar attacked near North Bend leaving one dead.

  • Jul 21, 2018
The reason for a cougar attack in May near North Bend which left one man dead and another injured remains a mystery after an autopsy revealed the animal had no sign of disease. Photo from publicdomainpictures.net

All-stars: District beats council in first softball game

District wins 9 to 5 in only four innings.

  • Jul 20, 2018

Check mailbox for primary election ballots

Ballots for the Aug. 7 primary election will be mailed this week.

Issaquah Chamber of Commerce hosts primary election candidate forum

The Issaquah Chamber of Commerce held their own primary election candidate forum on July 12

Numerous complaints against King County Sheriff’s deputies for issues like excessive force and improper search and seizure weren’t investigated due to internal misclassification, a new report says. Photo by Oran Viriyincy/Flickr

Report finds complaints against King County sheriff’s deputies weren’t investigated

An outside review says that allegations of excessive force and racially-biased policing weren’t pursued.

Numerous complaints against King County Sheriff’s deputies for issues like excessive force and improper search and seizure weren’t investigated due to internal misclassification, a new report says. Photo by Oran Viriyincy/Flickr
A U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services biologist holds a little brown bat. Ann Froschauer/USFWS

Rabid bat found near Woodinville

County health officials urge anyone who may have been exposed to the bat to seek treatment.

A U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services biologist holds a little brown bat. Ann Froschauer/USFWS
The Carlton Complex wildfire burned in north-central Washington state in 2014. Photo by Jason Kriess/Wikimedia Commons

King County burn ban now in effect

Other counties across the state have already enacted similar restrictions.

The Carlton Complex wildfire burned in north-central Washington state in 2014. Photo by Jason Kriess/Wikimedia Commons

King County Sheriff’s Deputy Fired Over Felony Conviction

The Sheriff’s Office somehow missed his record of assault when hiring him in 2017.

Enjoy movies, music and Shakespeare in the Park this summer on Mercer Island

The city of Mercer Island has a full schedule of arts events to entertain the public this summer.

An example of a fish culvert that prevents fish from migrating through it. Creative commons

Fish culverts ruling will increase price tag for the state

The state will be on the line for $3.7 billion for fish culvert replacements.

An example of a fish culvert that prevents fish from migrating through it. Creative commons

Mercer Island City Council commits to November levy

City looks to raise revenue for operations, reserves.

SAATWA Board President Aseem Chipalkatti gives an opening speech to those who were in attendance Sunday afternoon. Hanson Lee/staff photo.

South Asian organizations look to take political action and advocacy to the next level

SAATWA and SAPAC are planning to push for political involvement and the political values of Washington’s South Asian community.

SAATWA Board President Aseem Chipalkatti gives an opening speech to those who were in attendance Sunday afternoon. Hanson Lee/staff photo.

Barrier that protects Eastside water to be repaired

The barrier protects a pipeline that delivers water to various Eastside cities and Seattle.

A view of the Tolt barrier project. Photo courtesy of King County

Barrier that protects Eastside water to be repaired

The barrier protects a pipeline that delivers water to various Eastside cities and Seattle.

A view of the Tolt barrier project. Photo courtesy of King County

Activists turn in carbon fee signatures for November ballot

The carbon fee I-1631 has gathered enough signatures to be placed on the November ballot.

Safe consumption part 3: The opposite of addiction

Final episode of our three-part series on controversial supervised consumption sites

Mercer Islanders go green with bike share, solar

The city council voted to approve a three-month pilot with LimeBike over the summer.