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Metro revises timeline for RapidRide bus expansion

After originally aiming to build 20 additional fast-service bus lines on high demand routes by 2040, King County Metro has changed its construction timelines and put 13 of those projects on hold.

Suspect steals checkbook, lime muddler in car prowl | Police blotter

The Mercer Island police blotter for Oct. 2 through 8.

  • Oct 19, 2018

Recycling audit shows higher use but increased cost

Cities with embedded recycling service increase rates to cover costs of “free” service

Students, parents and teachers in Mercer Island participated in the nation-wide Walk and Bike to School Day last Wednesday, Oct. 10

Students, parents and teachers on Mercer Island participated in the nationwide Walk and Bike to School Day on Wednesday, Oct. 10. Officers from the Mercer… Continue reading

MIHS marches with Puerto Rican students in Homecoming parade

MIHS partners to support Puerto Rican band to march in Rose Parade

Where to pick up a pumpkin this October

The Eastside has a few options for seasonal squash hunters.

MI students intern with Israel education nonprofit. From left: Grace Gottesman, Carmel Alon (StandWithUs Pacific Northwest high school coordinator) and Maya Sulkin. Photo courtesy of StandWithUs.

MI students intern with StandWithUs

Israel education nonprofit hopes to educate and combat anti-Semitism and extremism.

MI students intern with Israel education nonprofit. From left: Grace Gottesman, Carmel Alon (StandWithUs Pacific Northwest high school coordinator) and Maya Sulkin. Photo courtesy of StandWithUs.

Rape allegation against Sen. Joe Fain divides King County Council

In a recent interview, Councilmember Kathy Lambert blamed Fain’s accuser for the alleged rape. Then Lambert’s colleagues distanced themselves from her comments.

Fact check: Prop 1

Vetting statements regarding Proposition 1

‘Technologist and philanthropist’ Paul Allen dies at 65

The Microsoft co-founder and Seahawks owner died from cancer on Monday.

Two Eastside killers see sentences changed

Death penalty ruled unconstitutional, death row sentences changed to life without parole

Former MIHS student competes for American Idol

World traveler to wrestling coach—Berrington’s path to American Idol.

Proposed commuter parking and mixed-use project receives nine submissions

Council will review top finalists on Nov. 15.

Secure gun storage ordinance approved by King County Council

A Bellevue-based gun rights group has already vowed legal action in response.

Executive Constantine’s budget makes small, targeted investments while not cutting services drastically. Image courtesy King County

Executive Dow Constantine proposes $11.6 Billion budget

With King County’s finances already stretched thin, Constantine’s budget largely maintains current services while making investments in transit, law enforcement, and juvenile justice reform.

Executive Constantine’s budget makes small, targeted investments while not cutting services drastically. Image courtesy King County

State Supreme Court strikes down death penalty

All nine justices found the use of capital punishment in Washington state unconstitutional and racially biased.

Locals learn tips for a new age of crime

The National Cyber Security Alliance emphasizes prevention as cyber crime is on the rise.

Great ShakeOut on Oct. 18

Practice earthquake preparedness and share the experience on social media.

  • Oct 11, 2018

Mercer Island City Council updates transportation, zoning codes

Many of the changes came in the form of Comprehensive Plan amendments.

B.C. pipeline rupture halts trash service to many Eastside cities

Waste Management fleet without fuel; PSE has urged customers to reduce consumption.