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Strike up the band, and some Seahawks football

The Mercer Island High School marching band performed twice on Sept. 19 at the Seattle Seahawks’ regular season home opener versus the Tennessee Titans at… Continue reading

  • Sep 19, 2021

 

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MIHS seniors named National Merit Scholarship Program semifinalists

Thirteen Mercer Island High School (MIHS) seniors have been named semifinalists in the 67th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. They are: Arin Agarwal, Jasper Burkey,… Continue reading

  • Sep 19, 2021

 

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Next up for city’s PROS Plan is virtual open house on Sept. 28

Discussion will continue regarding parks, recreation and open space.

 

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Poole digs into American history with her St. Monica students

Fifth-grade teacher was drawn to the school’s classical curriculum.

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Reed discusses the science of teaching success

She’s thriving at Northwest Yeshiva High School.

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NW Carpenters Union members strike in front of downtown Bellevue construction site (photo by Cameron Sheppard)

Carpenters union strike interupts some prominent Eastside construction projects

Union representative says members are prepared to strike “as long as it takes.”

NW Carpenters Union members strike in front of downtown Bellevue construction site (photo by Cameron Sheppard)
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Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

Residents and employees at Covenant Living at the Shores on Mercer Island recently held its seventh annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event with two… Continue reading

  • Sep 16, 2021
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MIHS marching band will perform at Seahawks game

Are you ready for some Mercer Island High School marching band tunes? This Sunday at the Seattle Seahawks’ regular season home opener versus the Tennessee… Continue reading

  • Sep 16, 2021
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Emergency preparedness enters the spotlight during September

FEMA Region 10 and other organizations hold Virtual Family Prep Night.

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Map of proposed landfill expansion sites (screenshot from King County website)

Waste management expert knocks county’s plan to expand landfill

The waste management advocate said the decision to expand seems pre-determined despite assessment.

Map of proposed landfill expansion sites (screenshot from King County website)
Participants in fundraiser previous event (courtesy of Alzheimer’s Association Washington State Chapter)

Walk To End Alzheimer’s returns to Eastside on Sept. 25

Alzheimer’s Association moves forward with plans for an in-person event.

  • Sep 15, 2021
Participants in fundraiser previous event (courtesy of Alzheimer’s Association Washington State Chapter)
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Residents can report non-emergency service and maintenance issues online

Through the city’s online reporting tool MI-Connect, residents can apprise staff of non-emergency service requests and maintenance needs. Residents can report the location, provide details… Continue reading

  • Sep 15, 2021
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State employees including first responders sue state over vaccine mandate

The lawsuit filed on behalf of more than 90 plaintiffs claims Inslee’s order is unconstitutional.

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MI Parent Edge offers host of student-focused programs

MI Parent Edge has partnered with Challenge Success — a nonprofit affiliated with the Stanford University Graduate School of Education — for its 2021-22 virtual… Continue reading

  • Sep 14, 2021
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It’s a rad day for a skateboarding session

Mercer Island High School alumni Sam Bahn, left, and Joddy Krebs enjoy a skateboarding session at Mercerdale Park on Sept. 13. Andy Nystrom/ staff photos… Continue reading

  • Sep 14, 2021
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The state’s hospitals face “unprecedented collapse” amid COVID uptick warn healthcare unions

Union spokeperson says understaffing was a problem even before the pandemic.

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Union carpenters to go on strike, expected to impact Eastside Microsoft projects

Members authorized strike after rejecting AGC offer for the fourth time.

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