Blake Peterson

MISD hosts second ‘Fireside Chat’ webinar

School district staffers discuss mindfulness.

 

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Mercer Island council reallocates HR savings, reschedules planned budget discussions

Council also discussed the Transportation Improvement Program and a Port of Seattle grant.

 

Nonprofit launches new online COVID-19 local resource hub for King County

Hub collects links for more than 300 local resources for people affected by virus.

 

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Seven candidates running for 41st Legislative District positions

Primary election is Aug. 3; district covers Mercer Island and Newcastle as well as parts of Bellevue, Sammamish, Renton and Issaquah.

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Screenshot from the virtual May 5 Mercer Island City Council meeting.

City manager sheds light on Mercer Island’s finances

City manager Jessi Bon shared budget updates at a May 5 council meeting.

Screenshot from the virtual May 5 Mercer Island City Council meeting.
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New details released around Mercer Island victim in hotel homicide

Remains of Mercer Island man were discovered by police last week in Renton hotel.

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Goodness Grazers’ owner and founder Maggie Dickinson preparing a platter. Photo courtesy Maggie Dickinson

New Mercer Island food company finds success amid pandemic

Goodness Grazers, which launched in January, started operating in Mercer Island a few weeks ago.

Goodness Grazers’ owner and founder Maggie Dickinson preparing a platter. Photo courtesy Maggie Dickinson
Exterior of the Mercer Island Community Center. File photo

Mercer Island parks and rec facility closures, rental cancellations extended

The city confirmed the changes this week.

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Shot from Mercer Island High School’s 2018 commencement ceremony. Photo courtesy of Allison Nelson

MISD superintendent talks summer school, graduation in recent letter

Donna Colosky shares details about the district’s future plans.

Shot from Mercer Island High School’s 2018 commencement ceremony. Photo courtesy of Allison Nelson
Savannah Lynn and Will Chadek in the Second Story Repertory of Redmond’s production of “The Fantasticks.” “The Fantasticks” had been performed three times by the organization until coronavirus concerns resulted in the cancellation of the remaining dates. Photo by Michael Brunk

How is the coronavirus affecting the arts?

Representatives from Eastside arts institutions discuss their experiences.

Savannah Lynn and Will Chadek in the Second Story Repertory of Redmond’s production of “The Fantasticks.” “The Fantasticks” had been performed three times by the organization until coronavirus concerns resulted in the cancellation of the remaining dates. Photo by Michael Brunk
A shot of downtown Kirkland. Samantha St. John of the city’s chamber of commerce said that Kirkland’s business community is likely being more detrimentally affected than others on the Eastside due to the city’s often being deemed the epicenter of the coronavirus epidemic. Blake Peterson/staff photo

‘We’re just kind of in limbo’: Eastside businesses feeling significant economic effects amid coronavirus pandemic

Eastside chamber representatives discuss the states of their business communities.

A shot of downtown Kirkland. Samantha St. John of the city’s chamber of commerce said that Kirkland’s business community is likely being more detrimentally affected than others on the Eastside due to the city’s often being deemed the epicenter of the coronavirus epidemic. Blake Peterson/staff photo
Tim Killian, a public liaison for the Life Care Center, spoke at a press conference on March 7. This is the first time Life Care, whose Kirkland location has been linked with most coronavirus cases in the U.S., has publicly addressed the situation. Screenshot from livestream

Life Care Center of Kirkland breaks silence at Saturday press conference

A public liaison for the center shedded light on resources, confirmed cases, employees and more.

Tim Killian, a public liaison for the Life Care Center, spoke at a press conference on March 7. This is the first time Life Care, whose Kirkland location has been linked with most coronavirus cases in the U.S., has publicly addressed the situation. Screenshot from livestream
Mike Weatherill holds up a picture of his mother, Louise, at a March 5 press conference. Louise, who was a resident of Life Care, died yesterday. It is unknown whether she died from coronavirus. Blake Peterson/staff photo

‘If anyone’s questions should be answered, it’s ours’: Life Care families demand answers

Families of residents organized a press conference in front of the facility Thursday.

Mike Weatherill holds up a picture of his mother, Louise, at a March 5 press conference. Louise, who was a resident of Life Care, died yesterday. It is unknown whether she died from coronavirus. Blake Peterson/staff photo
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Amid coronavirus concerns, Eastside cities are taking preventative steps

Most Eastside cities are following recommendations from county officials.

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King County Executive Dow Constantine at a Seattle press conference Wednesday, March 4. Screenshot from livestream

‘We will get through this’: Officials discuss coronavirus at Wednesday press conference

The county is advising event cancellations, increased telecommuting.

King County Executive Dow Constantine at a Seattle press conference Wednesday, March 4. Screenshot from livestream
Seattle & King County Public Health Official Dr. Jeff Duchin speaking at the press conference. Screenshot from press conference livestream

14 coronavirus cases, including five deaths, in King County

County is in process of purchasing a motel intended for quarantine.

Seattle & King County Public Health Official Dr. Jeff Duchin speaking at the press conference. Screenshot from press conference livestream

Eastside man among four arrested, described as violent extremist

He was charged, alongside three others, for a conspiracy in Seattle Feb. 26.

Award-winning play ‘The Good Adoptee’ coming to Mercer Island

The autobiographical drama was penned by acclaimed playwright Suzanne Bachner.

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Construction on Eastside-related light rail project begins

Travelers should expect delays until March.

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From left: students Riley Retinger, Abby Smith, Mimmi Hubbard and Sadie Rabinowitz. Photo by Calah Webb

‘It’s one of my favorite places to be’: School of Rock Issaquah gears up for January shows

In January, students will be paying homage to the Beatles, Black Sabbath, Chris Cornell and others.

From left: students Riley Retinger, Abby Smith, Mimmi Hubbard and Sadie Rabinowitz. Photo by Calah Webb