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A high tide at Raymond’s Willapa Landing Park in Grays Harbor County, Washington. Sound Publishing file photo

On the West Coast, Washington is most prone to sea level rise damage

Report by the Center for Climate Integrity shows multibillion-dollar cost of battling back the sea.

 

The Mercer Island Girl Scouts held an End of the Year Celebration on June 9.

Mercer Island Girl Scouts celebrates its members and volunteers

An End of The Year ceremony was held on June 9.

 

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

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Buckle up for another smoky summer

Wildfires in Washington will likely roar back this year and into the future.

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What’s next for Washington’s 2045 green energy goal?

The Legislature set the goal, but how does the state actually get there?

Mark LeMaster and Stu Harris look at past class photos during the East Seattle Elementary School alumni event on June 8. Photo courtesy of Owen Blauman

East Seattle Elementary School reunites alumni

Over 150 East Seattle alumni gathered to honor their alma mater on June 9.

Mark LeMaster and Stu Harris look at past class photos during the East Seattle Elementary School alumni event on June 8. Photo courtesy of Owen Blauman

Tasting room proposal could redefine alcohol production in King County

Pilot program would benefit wineries, breweries and distilleries. Several farmers are concerned.

Mercer Island included a detailed map of where Verizon intends to install small cells throughout the city. Mercer Island / courtesy graphic

Mercer Island to see another wave of small cells

Verizon will take its turn in filling in the communication gaps on Mercer Island with small cells.

Mercer Island included a detailed map of where Verizon intends to install small cells throughout the city. Mercer Island / courtesy graphic
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                                Daniel Hankes, a junior at Mercer Island High School, is leading a drive to collect eyeglasses to be processed and distributed by the Northwest Lions Club Eyeglasses Recycling Center for his Eagle Scout Service Project.

MIHS Eagle Scout leads drive to collect eyeglasses for people in need

Daniel Hankes is leading a drive to collect eyeglasses to be processed and distributed by the Northwest Lions Club Eyeglasses Recycling Center.

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                                Daniel Hankes, a junior at Mercer Island High School, is leading a drive to collect eyeglasses to be processed and distributed by the Northwest Lions Club Eyeglasses Recycling Center for his Eagle Scout Service Project.
In a 2015 report from the Washington State Department of Ecology, King County’s Cedar Hills Regional Landfill received 53,739 tons of of plastic bags and wrap from housing and commercial sources alone. File photo/Sound Publishing

No good solution to the plastics problem

Plastic is piling up everywhere from King County to ocean floors, and humans keep making more.

In a 2015 report from the Washington State Department of Ecology, King County’s Cedar Hills Regional Landfill received 53,739 tons of of plastic bags and wrap from housing and commercial sources alone. File photo/Sound Publishing
Eagle Scout Elliott Hendrickson and Kim Frappier from the City’s Parks and Recreation Department with the new Pioneer Park fence.

Mercer Island Eagle Scout partners with City’s Park and Recreation Department

Elliott Hendrickson builds fence at Pioneer Park.

Eagle Scout Elliott Hendrickson and Kim Frappier from the City’s Parks and Recreation Department with the new Pioneer Park fence.

Jesse Bon appointed interim city manager

Bon will serve in the role as the city looks for a replacement following Julie Underwood’s departure.

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                                Mercer Island High School seniors Grace Z. Zhang and Max Tanzer will graduate June 11. The MIHS graduation ceremony will be held June 11 at Kent Accesso ShoWare Center.

MIHS seniors shine throughout high school

Seniors Grace Z. Zhang and Max Tanzer will be graduating June 11.

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                                Mercer Island High School seniors Grace Z. Zhang and Max Tanzer will graduate June 11. The MIHS graduation ceremony will be held June 11 at Kent Accesso ShoWare Center.
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King County homelessness count shows 17 percent decrease overall

Decreases are not even among different demographics.

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Farmers Market season is back

Mercer Island Farmers Market will run every Sunday through September 29.

The co-responder way: mental health professionals and officers team up

Local departments are making the push for permanent funding.

Boeing says decision on new airplane will come this year

With the 737 Max crisis far from over, there was speculation that a 797 decision might be delayed.