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All Home board members meet in Seattle on April 23 to talk about its structure. Photo by Josh Kelety

The never-ending search for an effective King County homeless plan

While All Home attempts to address the issue, the group’s lack of actual power results in little change.

All Home board members meet in Seattle on April 23 to talk about its structure. Photo by Josh Kelety

Mercer Island native wins Pulitzer Prize for Biography

Caroline Fraser chronicles life of Laura Ingalls Wilder; credits MIHS teachers.

A Canadian safe consumption site in Lethbridge. Photo supplied by ARCHES in Lethbridge

County plans for second safe drug site on hold

Following intense resistance to the proposal from the suburbs, county officials are taking a wait-and-see approach.

A Canadian safe consumption site in Lethbridge. Photo supplied by ARCHES in Lethbridge

The Mercer Island Biennial Citizen Survey is underway

The city will randomly select about 2,000 households to take the survey.

  • Apr 23, 2018

City invites locals to share ideas with School Board

The event will take place on April 26 at the council chambers in City Hall.

  • Apr 20, 2018

Wyman prepared to protect elections

Washington’s secretary of state talks hacking, social media and more at Redmond Rotary.

County emphasizes impaired driving patrols on 4/20

King County deputies will be patrolling with a dedicated focus on impaired driver detection.

  • Apr 19, 2018

Assault kits provide ‘fresh start’ for survivors

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

Photo courtesy of PSE

PSE offers ways to reduce carbon footprints this Earth Month

PSE plans to hand out thousands of seeds and seedlings at events throughout the Eastside.

  • Apr 19, 2018
Photo courtesy of PSE
King County Council member Kathy Lambert leads the discussion at an informational opioid event on April 9. Photo by Josh Kelety

Law enforcement, doctors, and Kathy Lambert talk opioids in Fall City

Panelists discussed broader trends in the epidemic, strategies for identifying addiction, and more.

King County Council member Kathy Lambert leads the discussion at an informational opioid event on April 9. Photo by Josh Kelety

King County Council passes renter protections bill

The legislation is intended to prevent landlords from discriminating based on the source of a prospective tenant’s income.

Mercer Island mayor proclaims April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Local Eastside resident shares how community resources helped her family heal from abuse.

Activists begin collecting signatures for November carbon fee initiative

A carbon fee could be on November’s ballot if supporters of I-1631 gather enough signatures.

Mercer Island church builds two tiny houses for the homeless

The Mercer Island Presbyterian Church has built two tiny homes for the Low Income Housing Institute.

King County Sheriff’s deputies to carry naloxone

All 450 deputies are slated carry the heroin overdose antidote by mid-summer.

Mayor proclaims April 22 Earth Day in Mercer Island

Island residents are invited to the April 14 sustainability fair to celebrate.

  • Apr 13, 2018

Mercer Island moves forward to address budget deficits

Citizen advisory group recommends levy lid lift, cost-cutting measures.

Mercer Island grad launches business to pay for Mount Everest summit

Mount Everest is the tallest mountain in the world and can cost as much as $90,000 to climb.

Photo courtesy of MIHS

MIHS selects new associate principal

Jenny Foster will join the MIHS administration on July 1.

  • Apr 13, 2018
Photo courtesy of MIHS

Mercer Island grants Republic Services 180 days to find new avenues for recycling

The city is also allowing it to landfill existing buildup.