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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.”

Superintendent Donna Colosky. File photo.
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.

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

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

Ed Pepple (center). File photo

How is COVID-19 affecting Mercer Island?

A new King County data dashboard shows city-specific case rates, unemployment numbers and more.

From left to right: Julie King Hately and Melba Jamerson. Photo courtesy Julie King Hately

Mercer Island woman’s centennial celebrated with surprise procession

Melba Jamerson, who has lived on Mercer Island since 1948, recently turned 100.

From left to right: Julie King Hately and Melba Jamerson. Photo courtesy Julie King Hately

MISD hosts second ‘Fireside Chat’ webinar

School district staffers discuss mindfulness.

Mercer Island City Hall. File photo.

Mercer Island council reallocates HR savings, reschedules planned budget discussions

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

Mercer Island City Hall. File photo.

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.

Exterior of the Mercer Island Community Center. File photo
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
Bellevue skyline. File photo

Amid coronavirus concerns, Eastside cities are taking preventative steps

Most Eastside cities are following recommendations from county officials.

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