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Mercer Island lifts curfew

The public-safety measure was to be in place until Friday (June 5) morning.

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WeLoveMI.org advertisement. Photo courtesy Mercer Island Rotary Club

Mercer Island Rotary Club shares update on COVID-19 relief contributions

The club announced large donations to the WeLoveMI.org campaign and the WeLoveMI.org Day fundraiser.

WeLoveMI.org advertisement. Photo courtesy Mercer Island Rotary Club

Ryan Companies shares plans for former Mercer Island Farmers Insurance building

An exterior building, streetscape renovations and more were announced.

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Mercer Island kindergarten registration opens for upcoming school year

The Mercer Island School District recently made the announcement on its website.

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Cities and chambers of commerce provide vital information during the COVID-19 pandemic

Cities and chambers of commerce are regularly updating their sites to provide resources and news.

The shelter will be opened in Harborview Hall in the Harborview Medical Center complex. The hall has sat unused for nearly a decade and required extensive renovations to bring it up to code for use as a 100-bed shelter. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo

Harborview, King County open coronavirus recovery site

The 45-bed facility will treat those awaiting test results, or who have mild symptoms.

The shelter will be opened in Harborview Hall in the Harborview Medical Center complex. The hall has sat unused for nearly a decade and required extensive renovations to bring it up to code for use as a 100-bed shelter. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo

Unemployment claims doubled last week as coronavirus shutters businesses

Numbers like this haven’t been seen since height of the Great Recession.

Island has two confirmed cases of coronavirus

Both residents were living in senior homes and have been hospitalized.

Bellevue skyline. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo

Eastside cities seeing widespread event, meeting cancellations

“Business as usual” was common for most cities earlier this week. Now, cancellations are increasing.

Bellevue skyline. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo

70 Washington coronavirus cases; Inslee announces testing-cost relief

Inslee addressed the outbreak at a Thursday press conference.

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Mercer Island Community Facilities zoning work halted

More action to come March 10.

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Amazon: 15,000 new jobs coming to Bellevue

The city currently hosts about 2,000 Amazon employees.

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Mercer Island High School graduates 398 seniors

Mercer Island High School held its 62nd commencement on June 11 at the accesso ShoWare Center in Kent.

Sister Cities Association recognizes students

The Board of the Mercer Island Sister City Association has announced three Mercer Island High School 2019 graduating seniors as this year’s recipients of the… Continue reading

Sexual misconduct reports triple following ‘Report it to Stop it’ campaign

Joint effort to curb unwanted harassment proves successful.

Eastside weeklies win at WNPA annual awards event

The Washington Newspaper Publishers Association holds an annual better newspaper contest.

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Troopers seek hit and run suspect, call on public for help

The Washington State Patrol asked locals for any information to identify the vehicle and suspect.

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King County suspends detective for attacking Uber driver

The sheriff’s discipline comes as the result of violent off-duty behavior.

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A U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services biologist holds a little brown bat. Ann Froschauer/USFWS

Rabid bat found near Woodinville

County health officials urge anyone who may have been exposed to the bat to seek treatment.

A U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services biologist holds a little brown bat. Ann Froschauer/USFWS

The Most Merry Parades and Parties Around Puget Sound

Lights, boats, and Santas run amok!