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Mercer Island High School graduation ceremony set for June 10 at Islander Stadium

Staff Report About four months into the pandemic last year, Mercer Island High School (MIHS) graduating seniors participated in a… Continue reading

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City appoints Perez as Thrift Shop interim administrator

Unveiling a “Build Back Better” theme for its Thrift Shop services restoration, the city of Mercer Island has appointed Sharon… Continue reading

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Remi Frederick, a Village Green employee, receives her first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine on Jan. 26 in Federal Way.

County health officer looks to community immunity instead of herd immunity

Herd immunity may be unlikely to reach King County anytime soon, but that doesn’t mean that people living in the… Continue reading

The Moe Vegan food truck serves meals at the city of Kent’s annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner on Nov. 21, 2020. Sound Publishing file photo

King County fire marshals offer regulatory relief to food trucks

39 fire authorities have reportedly agreed to standardize fire codes and inspections.

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Parks and Recreation Commission further examines Mercerdale playground renovation

City hopes to complete project by summer’s end.

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Community fund launches Mercer Island Community Connection Directory

For the Reporter The Mercer Island Community Connection Collaboration, led by the Mercer Island Community Fund (MICF), launched the Mercer… Continue reading

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Inslee sets June 30 target for Washington to fully reopen

Meanwhile, fully vaccinated people can stop wearing masks in most places, the federal CDC said.

Matt Marshall, leader of the Washington Three Percenters gun rights group, addresses a crowd rallying for Second Amendment rights Jan. 17, 2020, at the state Capitol in Olympia. File photo

Open-carry of weapons now illegal at state Capitol, rallies

A new law bars people from carrying guns within 250 feet of a permitted demonstration.

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State Department of Health releases updated K-12 school guidance

Schools must plan to provide full time in-person education this fall

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As rates of stoned drivers increase, law enforcement face challenges

WSP trooper said a THC breathalyzer would be a “game changer” for law enforcement and courts.

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Mercer Island hires new director of parks and recreation

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

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

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

Customers promised easy income, but got empty promises instead.

 

WSDOT releases Gray Notebook 67

WSDOT releases Gray Notebook 67

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

 

 

Life
2021 Chevrolet Tahoe High Country. Courtesy photo

Car review: 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe High Country

By Larry Lark, contributor In the overcrowded SUV market niche, if you’re not getting better, you’re falling behind. And that’s… Continue reading

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2021 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

Car review: 2021 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

By Larry Lark, contributor How do you top the 2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat? With the 2021 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray,… Continue reading

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Opinion
Guest columnist Greg Asimakoupoulos is chaplain at Covenant Living at the Shores in Mercer Island.

With praise for St. Arbucks | Guest column

A milestone worthy of celebrating recently came and went and hardly anyone noticed. Because of our preoccupation with finding vaccination Continue reading...

 

Robert Toomey, CFA/CFP, is Vice President of Research for S. R. Schill & Associates on Mercer Island.

Financial planning implications of Biden’s tax proposals | Guest column

As financial planners, we understand that taxes and tax management can have a significant impact on an individual’s finances. In Continue reading...

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