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Dane Scarimbolo and Dominique Torgerson run Four Horsemen Brewery in Kent. They were almost shut down in late 2017 by King County, which after years of letting them operate a brewery and taproom, decided they were in violation of county code. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo

Proposed winery ordinance irks King County farmers, neighbors and businesses

Concerns include more traffic, higher land prices, code enforcement and compliance.

 

“We are one,” King County Sheriff Mitzi G. Johanknecht said in regard to the recent teen deaths due to fentanyl overdose. Left: Sammamish mayor Christie Malchow, King County Sheriff Mitzi G. Johanknecht and Sammamish Police Chief Michelle Bennett. Madison Miller / staff photo

Two Skyline High School students die from fentanyl overdose

The Sammamish police department, city of Sammamish, school districts join forces to prevent future teen fentanyl deaths.

 

Coming down to the wire: Student MMR vaccine deadline approaches

Students have limited time to show compliance with new MMR vaccination law before being barred from school.

 

Bellevue is the most expensive place in the region to rent an apartment, according to a new analysis. Courtesy photo

Several Eastside cities are among most expensive to rent in Northwest

Bellevue topped the list for highest apartment rents during the first half of 2019.

Bellevue is the most expensive place in the region to rent an apartment, according to a new analysis. Courtesy photo
Jati Sidhu, the Liberal candidate for the Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon riding, speaks during Thursday’s all-candidates meeting.

Highway 1, crime and pipeline debated at Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon forum

Five candidates for the riding debated the issues Thursday in Abbotsford

  • Oct 11, 2019
Jati Sidhu, the Liberal candidate for the Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon riding, speaks during Thursday’s all-candidates meeting.
Several roads in King County, including the Snoqualmie Parkway, were closed when a brief snow storm struck the region last February. File photo

More roads in King County could be plowed during winter storms

Proposal targets 70 more miles in unincorporated areas.

Several roads in King County, including the Snoqualmie Parkway, were closed when a brief snow storm struck the region last February. File photo
Wendy Weiker and Jon Hanlon

Weiker and Hanlon seek Mercer Island City Council Pos. 3

Candidates share their views on budget priorities, transit development and more.

  • Oct 11, 2019
Wendy Weiker and Jon Hanlon

Balducci runs against Hirt for District 6 county council seat

The former Bellevue mayor is essentially running unopposed.

Suspect returns with stolen car to park and ride | Police Blotter

Police blotter for Sept. 19-22.

  • Oct 10, 2019

Swastikas found on Mercer Island during Jewish holiday

Meanwhile, a new community security group is training Jewish orgs how to protect against hate.

Natalie DeFord / Staff photo
                                Heather Cartwright, who is running for Mercer Island City Council Position 5, answers a question during an Oct. 3 candidate forum hosted by the Mercer Island Chamber of Commerce.

Candidates participate in Chamber of Commerce forum

All ten people running for City Council answered questions during luncheon event.

Natalie DeFord / Staff photo
                                Heather Cartwright, who is running for Mercer Island City Council Position 5, answers a question during an Oct. 3 candidate forum hosted by the Mercer Island Chamber of Commerce.
U.S. Sen. Patty Murray and Rep. Kim Schrier held a roundtable at the Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank on Oct. 3 to talk about the Trump administration’s plan to further change SNAP food benefits rules and reduce the number of people using them. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo

Murray, Schrier vow to fight White House restrictions on food stamps

Senator and Representative met Oct. 3 at Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank.

U.S. Sen. Patty Murray and Rep. Kim Schrier held a roundtable at the Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank on Oct. 3 to talk about the Trump administration’s plan to further change SNAP food benefits rules and reduce the number of people using them. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo
King County is not on track to meet its greenhouse gas emissions goals, but emissions also have not been rising with population growth. File photo

King County isn’t on track to meet emissions goals

The goals were ambitious but progress has been slow.

King County is not on track to meet its greenhouse gas emissions goals, but emissions also have not been rising with population growth. File photo
King County is considering ways to increase both the supply of and demand for compost to help divert organic material from the landfill. File photo

King County wants to boost composting market

In 2018, around one-third of material sent to regional landfill could have been composted.

King County is considering ways to increase both the supply of and demand for compost to help divert organic material from the landfill. File photo
Bellevue is the most expensive place in the region to rent an apartment, according to a new analysis. Courtesy photo

Several Eastside cities are among most expensive to rent in Northwest

Bellevue topped the list for highest apartment rents during the first half of 2019.

Bellevue is the most expensive place in the region to rent an apartment, according to a new analysis. Courtesy photo

Phone scam: Subject poses as PSE representative | Police Blotter

Police blotter for Sept. 14-18.

  • Oct 4, 2019
Chris Baumgartner, Ink and Acrylic on canvas, Clarke & Clarke Art + Artifacts
                                Chris Baumgartner, Ink and Acrylic on canvas, Clarke & Clarke Art + Artifacts

First Friday Art Walk this weekend

The monthly First Friday Art Walk on Mercer Island returns this weekend. Participating galleries are Clarke & Clarke Art + Artifacts, MIVAL Gallery (Mercer Island… Continue reading

  • Oct 4, 2019
Chris Baumgartner, Ink and Acrylic on canvas, Clarke & Clarke Art + Artifacts
                                Chris Baumgartner, Ink and Acrylic on canvas, Clarke & Clarke Art + Artifacts
Tam Dinh and John Rivera-Dirks compete for MISD school board position 5. Courtesy photos

Dinh and Rivera-Dirks compete for MISD school board position 5

Candidates touch on curriculum, affordability and transportation.

  • Oct 4, 2019
Tam Dinh and John Rivera-Dirks compete for MISD school board position 5. Courtesy photos
Daniel Thompson (L) and Dave Rosenbaum

Rosenbaum and Thompson race for for Mercer Island Council Pos. 1

Dave Rosenbaum and Daniel Thompson share their views on budget priorities, transit development, and more.

  • Oct 3, 2019
Daniel Thompson (L) and Dave Rosenbaum

Presumed bodies of missing boaters located near Mercer Island Monday

Medical examiner will determine cause of death.