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First-graders are back in their buildings

Mercer Island School District first-graders returned to in-person classes on Jan. 19. Here, Northwood Elementary School students head into the… Continue reading

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June 2018 algae bloom. Photo courtesy of Department of Ecology

Human-caused ‘dead zones’ threaten health of Puget Sound

Wastewater treatment plants account for about 70% of the excess nutrients.

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Rabbi Kornfeld to delve into ‘Journey of the Soul’

Kornfeld is the director and rabbi at Chabad Mercer Island.

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Boeing manager discusses COVID impacts on aerospace industry

Company employs 185 workers from Mercer Island.

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The Incredible Years curriculum will return in February and March

The Mercer Island Healthy Youth Initiative (HYI) will bring The Incredible Years — Attentive Parenting to Island families with children… Continue reading

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

A prayer for our new president | Guest column

Once a year, for the past decade, I have given the invocation in our State Senate or House of Representatives Continue reading...

West Point Treatment Plant in Seattle. Photo courtesy of King County

Power outages cause massive wastewater spill into Puget Sound, Lake Washington

King County estimates millions gallons of untreated wastewater overflowed into surrounding waters.

Democrats in the Washington State House are proposing to pay for transportation improvements partly by raising the gas tax by 18 cents. (Sound Publishing file photo)

House Democrats lay out massive $26B transportation package funded by gas tax hike

An 18-cent gas tax increase and a fee on carbon emissions would fund new roads and more.

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Report: 70 percent of gun deaths in Washington are attributable to suicide

Research done at The Firearm Injury and Policy Research Program at Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center suggest three policy Continue reading...

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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...

 

Sports
Kentwood High football. FILE PHOTO

WIAA Executive Board revises Season 1 sports in response to state guidelines

Practices scheduled to begin Feb. 1 for football, volleyball, soccer and 5 other sports

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Meticore Weight Loss Reviews – Scam Pills or Honest Product?

Meticore is a weight loss supplement that adheres to the laws of thermodynamics with its eight ingredient formula that focuses Continue reading...

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Best CBD for dogs

Best CBD Oil for Dogs – Buyer’s Guide (Updated 2020)

CBD oil is popular for its ability to reduce anxiety, ease pain, and alleviate chronic inflammation — all three of Continue reading...

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Comcast Corporation has launched the Comcast RISE program to help strengthen and empower Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC)-owned small businesses hard hit by COVID-19.

BIPOC-owned small businesses in Auburn may now apply for support from Comcast RISE

Get marketing consultations, media placements, commercial creative production or technology services

 

Carina believes everyone deserves compassionate care and they’re helping bring it closer to home for you and your loved ones!

Find a homecare match, right here in King County

Carina homecare offers a safe and affordable alternative to long-term care

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Opinion
Don C. Brunell is a business analyst, writer and columnist. He recently retired as president of the Association of Washington Business, the state’s oldest and largest business organization, and now lives in Vancouver. He can be contacted at thebrunells@msn.com.

Bracing for bigger changes in a COVID world | Brunell

Now that vaccines are available, we hope our lives will return to the way they were before the coronavirus pandemic Continue reading...