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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

 

Doctor IDs safety measures for youth team sports practices

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

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

Treehouse works to find ways to support youth

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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

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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
Photo courtesy city of Mercer Island
                                Photo courtesy city of Mercer Island

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.

Photo courtesy city of Mercer Island
                                Photo courtesy city of Mercer Island
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Photo courtesy Mercer Island Chamber of Commerce website.
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Shot from a previous Art UnCorked event. Photo courtesy MI Art UnCorked Facebook page

Art UnCorked, postponed to 2021, gets new official date

For now, the next Art UnCorked event is set for Sept. 10, 2021.

Shot from a previous Art UnCorked event. Photo courtesy MI Art UnCorked Facebook page
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Community webinar regarding 2020-‘21 school year set for July 30

The event, to be held over Zoom, starts at 5:30 p.m.

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SJCC announces ‘senior hours’ for sidewalk café

Starting Aug. 4, seniors will be served exclusively from 10-11 a.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays.

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MIPD purchasing automatic license plate readers

The city council recently approved funding for equipment; systems will be installed in three vehicles.

The council accepted the funding at its July 21 meeting. Blake Peterson/staff photo

City accepts additional COVID-19 emergency funding

Money will benefit Youth and Family Services and the emergency operations center.

The council accepted the funding at its July 21 meeting. Blake Peterson/staff photo