Rosenbaum wins by 40 votes in election recount

Mercer Island City Council Pos. 1 results certified Dec. 6.

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Changing systems doesn’t happen overnight | Windows and Mirrors

It’s been a year since the Menchie’s incident and here is what the city of Kirkland has been working on since then.

City continues climate commitment

Mercer Island council adopts K4C update.

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                                People walk past the Mercer Island Park-and-Ride on a cloudy morning Dec. 2.

New reserved parking permits for Park-and-Ride

Sound Transit’s online monthly pass secures a spot during busy commute times.

Fire along Twisp River Road in the Okanogan Wenatchee National Forest in 2018. Courtesy photo

Wildfire response: State unveils funding legislation proposal

Last year, Department of Natural Resources responded to record number of wildfires.

Demonstrators from La Resistencia protest Amazon’s involvement with ICE. Photo courtesy of La Resistencia

How will the U.S. respond to climate refugees?

Business as usual has been harder borders, are there other ways to address climate migration?

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Savor the Season at SEA!

SEA Airport is bustling during the holiday travel season! In the midst of the cheer and merriment, this can also… Continue reading

Washington Low Income Housing Alliance is among supporters of statewide “just cause” legislation to protect tenants in Washington. However, some landlords say removing the ability to quickly remove tenants limits their ability to get rid of problem renters. (Courtesy image)

Tenant advocates prepare for another push in Olympia

Following wins in Burien and Federal Way, just cause evictions are on the 2020 Legislative agenda.

Business alliance serves women of African diaspora in King County

Nourah Yonous launched the African Women Business Alliance in 2017 to find ways to lift women up.

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A new report, complete with recommendations to the Legislature, has been released by a statewide task force that was formed to address a lack of child care in Washington. File photo

Report outlines lack of child care in Washington

In King County, supply doesn’t meet demand for child care.

Bulletin Board

Mercer Island hires new director of parks and recreation

Jessi Bon, an Island resident who led the parks department in Sammamish, will start on Aug. 1.

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Train Derailment Results in Urgent Plea for Blood Donors

Emergency making huge demands on community supply.

 

AG Ferguson, Amazon sue over “get rich quick” scam

Customers promised easy income, but got empty promises instead.

 

WSDOT releases Gray Notebook 67

WSDOT highlights its strategic direction in this edition of the agency’s quarterly Continue reading...

 

Sports

Mercer Island basketball teams hit the hardwood

The Islanders boys and girls basketball season began on the road against Issaquah on Dec. 3.

 

Mercer Island wrestlers ready to tilt

The Islanders have a mixture of fresh faces and experienced veterans as they embark on new season.

 

Life
Holiday Lights at Mercerdale Park is a Mercer Island tradition. Courtesy photo

A community tradition carries on

Holiday Lights at Mercerdale Park and Firehouse Munch Dec. 6.

 

Marketplace
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Savor the Season at SEA!

SEA Airport is bustling during the holiday travel season! In the midst of the cheer and merriment, this can also Continue reading...

 

Four reasons you’re waiting on the plane at SEA

You’ve just landed at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) after flying for what seems like an eternity. Your plane begins to Continue reading...

 

5 reasons to get excited about what’s coming to the heart of Redmond

The amenities at the brand-new Hilton Garden Inn will appeal to locals and visitors alike

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Accessibility tools for low-vision travelers at SEA

We all have tools that help us get through our every day lives more efficiently and easily. Like grocery shopping Continue reading...

 

Opinion

Changing systems doesn’t happen overnight | Windows and Mirrors

It’s been a year since the Menchie’s incident and here is what the city of Kirkland has been working on since then.

 

Discerning fact from opinion

It can be more difficult than people first think, according to the Pew Research Center.