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Superintendent addresses class of 2020, Juneteenth, upcoming school year in new update

In a letter shared June 19, the last day of the school year, Superintendent Donna Colosky congratulated the class of 2020, acknowledged the day as… Continue reading

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Car prowls, skateboard assault, bus stop fight | Police blotter

A sample from the most recent Mercer Island police blotter.

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Arden Clise. Photo courtesy Mercer Island Rotary Club

Rotary Club to host virtual-meeting etiquette program over Zoom June 23

The main speaker during the virtual event is Arden Clise, a business etiquette expert.

Arden Clise. Photo courtesy Mercer Island Rotary Club
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MISD shares tentative 2020-21 school year plans

Superintendent Donna Colosky shared details in a recent update posted on the district’s website.

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A map highlighting where pantry patrons should park to get assistance. Photo courtesy city of Mercer Island

City announces food pantry hours change

The announcement comes after the pantry’s relocation.

A map highlighting where pantry patrons should park to get assistance. Photo courtesy city of Mercer Island
Students from MIHS’s International Entrepreneurship class. Photo courtesy Mercer Island Chamber of Commerce

WeLoveMI, Mercer Island High School class receive two awards for collaborative community work

The awards were given by the Mercer Island High School PTSA.

Students from MIHS’s International Entrepreneurship class. Photo courtesy Mercer Island Chamber of Commerce
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Online Sound Transit Bus/Rail Interchange open house set for June 8-19

Mercer Island residents should have recently received an announcement in the mail.

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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.

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Eastside cities seeing widespread event, meeting cancellations

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

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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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