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Injuries reported in two-car collision

Three people were transported to area hospitals with minor injuries following a two-car, high-speed collision early Monday morning on westbound Interstate 90 at East Mercer… Continue reading

 

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Mercer Island police arrest man who was pointing BB gun at people

At about 12:30 p.m. April 13, Mercer Island police received reports of a man who was threatening people with a handgun while walking westbound in… Continue reading

 

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Boos to discuss ‘Age is an Attitude’ at Rotary meeting

Rotary Club of Mercer Island member Wally Boos, a human resource consultant, and will be speaking about “Age is an Attitude” at its Jan. 12… Continue reading

 

Deception Pass State Park. Deception Pass is a strait separating Whidbey Island from Fidalgo Island. File photo

Free Park Days in 2021 start in January

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will again offer 12 free days next year, in which day-use visitors won’t need a Discover Pass to… Continue reading

Deception Pass State Park. Deception Pass is a strait separating Whidbey Island from Fidalgo Island. File photo
King County Council has nine members who each represent a district. Courtesy of kingcounty.gov

King County Council passes $12.59 billion biennial budget

King County Council on Nov. 17 passed a $12.59 billion biennial budget for 2021-2022, providing funding for anti-racist programs, transformation of the criminal legal system,… Continue reading

King County Council has nine members who each represent a district. Courtesy of kingcounty.gov
Dominica Myers

King County Library System hires director of diversity, equity and inclusion

Dominica Myers oversaw racial equity and social impact initiatives with Seattle Opera

Dominica Myers
A multifamily housing development. COURTESY PHOTO, King County

New toolkit will help King County cities develop customized climate strategies

A way to mobilizing the region’s efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions

A multifamily housing development. COURTESY PHOTO, King County
Port of Seattle launches task force on Port Policing and Civil Rights

Port of Seattle launches task force on Port Policing and Civil Rights

Nine areas of focus will guide effort over several months, recommendations expected in 2021

Port of Seattle launches task force on Port Policing and Civil Rights
Doctor IDs safety measures for youth team sports practices

Doctor IDs safety measures for youth team sports practices

Before practice begins, parents must understand COVID-19 protective protocols

Doctor IDs safety measures for youth team sports practices
Study reveals depth of child care crisis of affordability, access in state

Study reveals depth of child care crisis of affordability, access in state

New report shows half a million children without access to licensed childcare

Study reveals depth of child care crisis of affordability, access in state
King County dedicates $41 million to COVID-19 related rental assistance, eviction prevention
King County dedicates $41 million to COVID-19 related rental assistance, eviction prevention
Pictured left to right: Former Congressman Dave Reichert, Slade Gorton, and King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn visit Washington, D.C., to testify in favor of the Mountains to Sound Greenway National Heritage Area designation. Courtesy photo

Former U.S. Sen. Slade Gorton dies at 92

Former U.S. Sen. Slade Gorton died Aug. 19 in Seattle at age 92. Gorton’s political career spanned 40 years in Washington state and Washington, D.C.… Continue reading

Pictured left to right: Former Congressman Dave Reichert, Slade Gorton, and King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn visit Washington, D.C., to testify in favor of the Mountains to Sound Greenway National Heritage Area designation. Courtesy photo
King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office warns about scam calls

King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office warns about scam calls

Caller claims prostitution case filed, but pay money and charges will be dropped

King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office warns about scam calls
26% of foster care students disengaging from school during COVID-19

26% of foster care students disengaging from school during COVID-19

Treehouse works to find ways to support youth

26% of foster care students disengaging from school during COVID-19
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Nystrom joins Mercer Island Reporter

Nystrom joins Mercer Island Reporter

Andy Nystrom has joined the Mercer Island Reporter staff, replacing Blake Peterson, who has taken his reporting and writing skills to 425 Magazine. Nystrom started… Continue reading

Nystrom joins Mercer Island Reporter
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Chamber wellness webinar moved

The event, which features Dr. Erica Clark and Dr. Ilan Green, has been rescheduled from Aug. 6 to Sept. 10.

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Mercer Island in the fall. Natalie DeFord/staff photo

New (but temporary) outdoor seating permitting options available on Mercer Island

The city council recently approved an ordinance that allows restaurants to use vehicle stalls in private parking areas for outdoor seating.

Mercer Island in the fall. Natalie DeFord/staff photo
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Luther Burbank docks design charrette happening this week

The docks, as they currently stand, will only be useful for about five more years, and city officials want to repurpose them.

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Photo courtesy Mercer Island Chamber of Commerce website.
Photo courtesy Mercer Island Chamber of Commerce website.