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Pathfinder Award recipients to receive district’s highest alumni honor

The Mercer Island School District will present its sixth annual Pathfinder Awards to Kathy Taylor, class of 1984, the state’s only forensic anthropologist; Mickey Rowe,… Continue reading

  • Mar 16, 2021
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Akyuz to run for Mercer Island City Council position in November

Environmental scientist has lived on the Island for eight years.

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Safstrom and Kinsey will speak at Rotary meeting on March 23

Bill Safstrom and Shirley Kinsey will discuss the Nicholas Fund For Education and Educational Work in Guatemala at the Rotary Club of Mercer Island’s March… Continue reading

  • Mar 13, 2021
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Emergency Management Program events are keeping community connected

Block watches, Map Your Neighborhood events are well-received.

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Pacific Science Center sign (photo credit: University of Washington)

Male advocacy group files legal complaint against Pacific Science Center for girl-specific programs

Complaint claims the museum is violating equal protections clause by excluding boys

Pacific Science Center sign (photo credit: University of Washington)
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City lawsuit against Sound Transit moves through the legal process

Staff Report According to the city, its lawsuit against Sound Transit regarding the terms of the 2017 Settlement Agreement related to the Mercer Island Transit… Continue reading

  • Mar 12, 2021
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Mercer Island EMTs begin administering COVID-19 vaccine

Recipients are residents of adult family homes and assisted-living facilities.

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Screenshot from Gov. Jay Inslee’s press conference March 11, 2021.

State to expand indoor dining and allow fans in stadiums

Phase 3 of Gov. Jay Inslee’s reopening plan will allow businesses to operate at 50% capacity starting March 22.

Screenshot from Gov. Jay Inslee’s press conference March 11, 2021.
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City briefs: Public meeting set for Parks, Recreation and Open Space plan topics

The city wants to hear about residents’ ideas on a range of parks topics, including waterfront parks, trails and balancing park uses. Visit the Parks,… Continue reading

  • Mar 11, 2021
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Grocery workers in unincorporated King County to receive $4 hazard pay bump

Workers at many large grocery stores in unincorporated King County will soon see a pay bump of $4 an hour after the King County Metropolitan… Continue reading

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Following the Leprechaun Trail

A family takes a break from strolling along the Leprechaun Trail in the Mercer Island business district on a recent day. Also pictured is a… Continue reading

  • Mar 9, 2021
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City council planning session set for April 27

The Mercer Island City Council usually holds a planning session each January, but due to robust biennial budget work and setting work plans near the… Continue reading

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A landslide in December 2019 created a crack in this Fall City road, allowing for a one lane entry and exit. Courtesy of King County Road Services

WA Legislature grapples with funding roads, bridges

Roads and bridges repair programs in King County are underfunded, and state legislators are thinking of ways to address critical infrastructure issues this session as… Continue reading

A landslide in December 2019 created a crack in this Fall City road, allowing for a one lane entry and exit. Courtesy of King County Road Services
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Nine MIHS seniors advance as National Merit finalists

Mercer Island High School seniors Annika Bhananaker, Nathanael Cadicamo, Caden Gradek, Jacob Grosof, Wesley Ho, William Spencer, Kevin Wang, Shoko Wichman and Emily Yang have… Continue reading

  • Mar 8, 2021
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Mercer Island teams dominate at Destination Imagination regionals

Mercer Island teams virtually dominated the Destination Imagination (DI) tournament, as all 13 teams qualified for the state tournament later in March. DI is an… Continue reading

  • Mar 8, 2021
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Islander varsity prep sports schedules

Football March 12 - 7 p.m. at Newport March 20 - 7 p.m. LIBERTY March 26 - 7 p.m. at Hazen April 2, TBD Girls… Continue reading

  • Mar 8, 2021
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Proposed bill aims to trade handcuffs for help when it comes to drug use

Supreme Court decision to strike down drug possesion law leaves oppurtunity to shift paradigm

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Washington State Capitol Building in Olympia. File photo

House passes bill to increase financial reporting, transparency by healthcare providers

Bill’s prime sponsor says it will help address healthcare equity and affordability.

Washington State Capitol Building in Olympia. File photo
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Parks and Rec Commission views docks draft preferred concept plan

Plan focuses on docks, main plaza, beach and more.

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