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Design rendering of new development (Courtesy of Runberg Architecture Group)

Vulcan purchases 1.4-acre property in Bellevue next to future light rail station

The real estate developer says the eight-story development will have about 250 units of housing.

 

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Hokanson will speak at Rotary meeting on Aug. 3

Russell Hokanson, chief executive officer of the Seattle King County Association of Realtors, will discuss “What’s Up and Down in King County Real Estate” at… Continue reading

  • Jul 26, 2021

 

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All revved up at Mercer Island Classic Car Show

Show and cruise roll into town for 18th consecutive year.

 

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Firefighters extinguish flaming load of recyclables

A Recology recycling truck called the Mercer Island Fire Department for emergency assistance on the morning of July 23 after the vehicle’s load caught fire.… Continue reading

  • Jul 25, 2021
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Fire inflicted heavy damage to the second floor and roof of the 2-story apartment-and ground-floor retail building at 115 East Main Street beginning late on the night of Friday July 23 and continuing into early Saturday morning. The Valley Regional Fire Authority reports that all residents got out safely. Photo courtesy Auburn Police Department.

Fire sweeps downtown Auburn apartment building, all residents out safely

Firefighters had to rescue two residents from the roof of an apartment building in downtown Auburn that burned late Friday night and into early Saturday… Continue reading

Fire inflicted heavy damage to the second floor and roof of the 2-story apartment-and ground-floor retail building at 115 East Main Street beginning late on the night of Friday July 23 and continuing into early Saturday morning. The Valley Regional Fire Authority reports that all residents got out safely. Photo courtesy Auburn Police Department.
Elaine Simons, former foster mother of Jesse Sarey, addresses a crowd outside the Maleng Regional Justice Center on Aug. 24, 2020, moments after Auburn Police Officer Jeff Nelson was formally charged with second-degree murder and first-degree assault in the May 31, 2019, shooting death of 26-year-old Sarey in front of a north Auburn convenience store. File photo

Supreme Court rules officers can be compelled to testify about killings

In a joint lawsuit against King County, the Washington State Supreme Court ruled in favor of the families of Charleena Lyles, Damarius Butts and Isaiah… Continue reading

Elaine Simons, former foster mother of Jesse Sarey, addresses a crowd outside the Maleng Regional Justice Center on Aug. 24, 2020, moments after Auburn Police Officer Jeff Nelson was formally charged with second-degree murder and first-degree assault in the May 31, 2019, shooting death of 26-year-old Sarey in front of a north Auburn convenience store. File photo
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Firearm violence in King County on upward trend

King County prosecutors note a backlog in court cases, point to the pandemic as the reason why.

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Face coverings again recommended for indoor public settings

Regardless of vaccination status, says Public Health – Seattle & King County

  • Jul 23, 2021
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Mostly Music in the Park and more are on the city’s docket

City Hall is scheduled to reopen on Sept. 7.

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‘MICF exemplifies the very best of our community’

City council honors Mercer Island Community Fund.

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Mercer Island ambulance struck by intentionally-thrown debris on interstate

A person hurled concrete debris at a Mercer Island Fire Department ambulance while its crew was transporting a patient along Interstate 90 to Seattle for… Continue reading

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Study suggests that the top 10 percent of gasoline-using drivers consume one-third of all the gas

Researchers believe converting “gasoline superusers” is an important factor in meeting climate goals

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County property purchased in Bellevue for Eastside supportive and affordable housing

The $186 million project is expected to be finished by 2023.

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Deceased deer found on Mercer Island; police investigate possible shooting

UPDATE: After speaking with a possible person of interest in the recent death of a deer on the Island, Mercer Island police forwarded the case… Continue reading

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Source: King County Medical Examiner’s Office

Drug overdose data shows an alarming trend in recent years

King County data indicates massive increase in fentanyl deaths from 2008 to 2020.

Source: King County Medical Examiner’s Office
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Eastside Fire and Rescue to share services with Woodinville Fire and Rescue

Eastside Fire and Rescue Board of Directors approved a ten-year agreement to share services.

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King County Elections mails ballots to voters for Aug. 3 primary

Ten Mercer Island candidates are involved in the upcoming election.

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What is ranked-choice voting and why does it matter?

King County leaders discuss implementing a new system that aims to better reflect the will of voters

Drop box at the King County Elections headquarters in Renton. File photo
27-year-old Kelley Fox (Courtesy of Greenwich Biosciences)

Cannabis-derived drug reduces symptoms for local woman suffering chronic seizures

Seizure control allowed her to communicate, make friends and have unprecedented independence.

27-year-old Kelley Fox (Courtesy of Greenwich Biosciences)