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Kindergarten in-person learning target date moved to Dec. 2

‘This will allow us to proceed with caution,’ district superintendent said.

 

The entrance of the Mercer Island Community and Event Center. Photo from the Mercer Island Thrift Shop site

Mercer Island Thrift Shop reopens for donating on Oct. 31

Shop temporarily relocates its donation center operations.

  • Oct 24, 2020

 

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State demanded more drop boxes, and now it must pay for them

A King County judge says a law requiring more ballot boxes was an illegal unfunded mandate.

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Council to further discuss fire services at meeting

Talks of possibly contracting out services will be on the Nov. 2 docket.

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Fall recycling event is a success

City briefs.

  • Oct 23, 2020
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Marinello tees off indoor golf on the Island

He opens Mercer Island Golf Club this month.

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‘We’re really committed to helping them get through this’

Businesses and nonprofits benefit from CARES Act funding.

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King County 2020 unemployment numbers. Source: Washington State Employment Security Department

Boeing, coronavirus likely to impact King County economy

Unemployment remained high in September.

King County 2020 unemployment numbers. Source: Washington State Employment Security Department
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Firefighters extinguish structure fire

Copious units were on the scene.

  • Oct 20, 2020
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Time’s up for Francisco as he retires

He surveys thousands of old watch batteries awaiting recycling.

  • Oct 20, 2020
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Smith, Basler running for District 9 Congress seat

Republican challenger takes on Democrat incumbent.

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Volunteers lend a hand at Arbor Day events

City and EarthCorps hold small planting gatherings.

  • Oct 19, 2020
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Heitner discusses ‘#Pandemic Parenting’ during presentation

Mercer Island Parent Edge holds virtual event.

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Recovery Beyond’s Russell to speak at Rotary meeting

Virtual presentation set for Oct. 27.

  • Oct 17, 2020
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Youth Theatre Northwest returns to the spotlight

Katano and Swenson discuss hitting the stage in a pandemic.

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Nationwide Meds Take-Back Day set for Oct. 24

Local event will take place at City Hall loading dock.

  • Oct 16, 2020
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State Supreme Court strikes down $30 car-tab initiative

Justices unanimously agreed that voter-approved Initiative 976 is unconstitutional.

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Five candidates running for Legislative District 41 seats

Ballots mailed to voters on Oct. 14.

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