Photo of Downtown Mercer Island, from the archive. Natalie DeFord/staff photo

City-wide curfew extended through Friday, Mercer Island officials announce

A curfew on the Island was initially imposed on Monday, June 1

From left to right: Jessi Bon, Benson Wong and Ed Holmes. Screenshot from live stream

Mercer Island officials announce curfew and protest preparation efforts

The curfew lasts from 7 p.m. June 1 to 5 a.m. June 2.

Superintendent Donna Colosky. File photo.

‘It must be about being anti-racist’: MISD superintendent releases statement in wake of police-brutality protests

Donna Colosky noted that “justice and anti-racism start with conversations at home.”

Last year’s recipients. Photo courtesy the Mercer Island School District Facebook page.

Pandemic shakes up long-running scholarship tradition; school, PTA innovate

Recipients of the MI Community Scholarship typically get their own ceremony. Not this year.

Exterior of Mercer Island City Hall. Photo courtesy city of Mercer Island

Mercer Island shares new safety protocols as limited staff return to work

Some maintenance and field staff are returning to work per new state guidelines.

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This undated file photo provided by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows CDC’s laboratory test kit for the new coronavirus. Courtesy photo

Inslee wants nursing home residents and staff tested by June 12

Governor says state will pay for test kits and personal protective equipment.

2 ‘budding’ products to tackle stressful times

Neighborhood retailer builds relationships with customers to help meet their needs

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King County could be in Phase 2 in two weeks

The county is also hoping the state lets them reopen several businesses by Friday.

Protesters fall back from clouds of smoke and tear gas at a protest May 31 in downtown Bellevue. Photo by Haley Ausbun/Sound Publishing
Mercer Island High School. File photo

Mercer Island Community Scholarship Program honorees announced

The program has been going on since 1976.

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United Way seeks support for King County residents during COVID-19

Because of the current pandemic and economic fallout, the needs of the most vulnerable people across King County are increasing, Continue reading...

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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...


Ed Pepple (center). File photo

Legendary Mercer Island coach celebrated on sports podcast

On Scorebook Live Today, coach Matt Logie discussed the legacy of his grandfather, Ed Pepple.



Life advertisement. Photo courtesy Mercer Island Rotary Club

Mercer Island Rotary Club shares update on COVID-19 relief contributions

The club announced large donations to the campaign and the Day fundraiser.


Zsofia Pasztor, founder of Woodinville-based non-profit Farmer Frog, is a certified horticulturist, arborist and landscape designer who helps build community and family gardens, starting from a foundation of Cedar Grove soil and compost.

Family gardening can be fun and fruitful!

Cedar Grove soils can help you get the most out of your home planting season


Dining in: savor the flavors of Downtown Issaquah!

Take advantage of the range of local restaurants offering takeout and delivery options


While people may be staying closer to home right now, nutritious and delicious meals are as close as Gourmet Meals to Go, delivered right to your door.

5 simple steps gets custom, restaurant-quality cuisine to your door!

We might not be dining out much right now, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy delicious, healthy, restaurant-quality meals Continue reading...


Future looks bright for popular Redmond cannabis shop

Hashtag Cannabis preparing for move to large new site in downtown Redmond, café to be added