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Redmond’s Silver Cloud Inn, purchased by county to become permanent supportive housing for the chronically homeless (photo credit: Cameron Sheppard)

King County Council approves plan for future of housing-first approach to homelessness

The plan will govern expenditures of Health through Housing dollars from 2022 to 2028.

 

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King County Council approves unique public-private partnership for Eastrail project

Funding approved to construct key Eastrail/520 Trail Corridor connector in Bellevue.

 

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Pop-Up Holiday Book Sale on tap

From now until Dec. 11, The Friends of the Mercer Island Library is holding a Pop-Up Holiday Book Sale in the library in front of… Continue reading

  • Dec 7, 2021

 

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Black drivers disproportionately pulled over by WSP in King, Pierce counties

A study by WSU researchers examined over 3 million traffic stops performed by WSP officers.

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This October 2021 photo provided by Pfizer shows kid-size doses of its COVID-19 vaccine.

King County woman among first in state to test positive for Omicron

Omicron appears to be more transmissible than the Delta variant.

This October 2021 photo provided by Pfizer shows kid-size doses of its COVID-19 vaccine.
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Mercer Island community gathers for Hanukkah celebration

Menorahs are placed at Mercerdale Park.

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Island Freemasons rename lodge in honor of Dean LeClare Quigley

Ceremony for dedicated member took place on Dec. 2.

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Trees aplenty at YFS lot

Don Kovarik trims a tree at the Mercer Island Youth and Family Services (YFS) Foundation tree lot on Dec. 2. The lot — located at… Continue reading

  • Dec 3, 2021
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Recology offers holiday cardboard recycling tips

As residents receive or purchase gifts this holiday season, the city’s recycling and solid waste contractor, Recology, reminds Islanders to properly prepare the corrugated cardboard… Continue reading

  • Dec 3, 2021
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School district seeks ballot measure committees

The Mercer Island School District seeks interested parties to prepare statements in favor of and in opposition to the upcoming 2022 ballot measures that will… Continue reading

  • Dec 3, 2021
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School district opens new Pathways building for Adult Transition Program

Building is located on the Northwood Elementary site.

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King County weather: Dec. 3-5

Here is your King County area weather forecast for Dec. 3-5, 2021. Friday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 46 degrees. Friday night: A 40… Continue reading

  • Dec 3, 2021
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Keith Wagoner

Senator becomes first GOP candidate for secretary of state

Sen. Keith Wagoner will challenge Democrat Steve Hobbs, who was appointed to the statewide post in November

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The Federal Way Performing Arts and Event Center is located at 31510 Pete von Reichbauer Way S. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror

FEMA to send mobile COVID-19 vaccination unit to Western Washington

The mobile site is set to open Dec. 20 in Federal Way; additional locations to come.

The Federal Way Performing Arts and Event Center is located at 31510 Pete von Reichbauer Way S. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror
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Washington health officials discuss response to new COVID variant

Things will be handled with Omicron variant similar to the Delta variant.

Courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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‘She was loved not only by the teachers, but by all the students’

Mercer Island human rights activist dies in car accident.

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As new COVID-19 variant looms, vaccination disparities linger in King County

County data shows gaps among age, geography and race.

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Garbage at the Cedar Hills Regional Landfill in Maple Valley. FILE PHOTO

King County and Port of Seattle to collaborate on waste-to-fuel study

The study is aimed at identifying logistics of developing aviation fuel out of municipal garbage.

Garbage at the Cedar Hills Regional Landfill in Maple Valley. FILE PHOTO
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YFS Foundation opens tree lot

The Mercer Island Youth and Family Services (YFS) Foundation is operating its tree lot, selling a variety of fresh-cut trees at the old Tully’s parking… Continue reading

  • Nov 29, 2021
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