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Deceased deer found on Mercer Island; police investigate possible shooting

UPDATE: After speaking with a possible person of interest in the recent death of a deer on the Island, Mercer Island police forwarded the case… Continue reading

 

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Evergreen Chapter of the National Charity League honors class of 2021 seniors

The Mercer Island Evergreen Chapter of the National Charity League (NCL) honored the community service and leadership contributions of its membership at the chapter’s annual… Continue reading

 

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Islanders file to run for school district board

Eight local residents filed to run for Mercer Island School District seats in the upcoming election, according to the King County Elections site as of… Continue reading

 

Jenn Boesenberg is the new director of Pixie Hill Preschool. (Courtesy photo)

Pixie Hill Preschool announces new director

Pixie Hill Preschool in Mercer Island has announced a new director, Jenn Boesenberg. Boesenberg joins Pixie from KidsQuest museum, where she has served as a… Continue reading

Jenn Boesenberg is the new director of Pixie Hill Preschool. (Courtesy photo)
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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

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

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

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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