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‘Let’s roll’: Beamer shares his son’s story at 9/11 anniversary program

Mercer Island Covenant Living at the Shores hosts event.

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Gov. Jay Inslee talks about schools reopening during a past news conference. (Screenshot courtesy of TVW)
Gov. Jay Inslee talks about schools reopening during a past news conference. (Screenshot courtesy of TVW)
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King County is looking for community members to help oversee law enforcement accountability

Community Advisory Committee for Law Enforcement Oversight is in need of applicants.

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Residents provide input on traffic safety improvements

Due to issues with speeding near Mercer Island High School, the city recently installed three speed bumps and new four-inch lane channelization paint on 92nd… Continue reading

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Front of Silver Cloud Inn purchased in Redmond to serve as permanent supportive housing under the county’s Health Through Housing initiative (photo by Cameron Sheppard)

County officials field questions and concerns regarding Eastside homeless shelter

Residents in Redmond and the Eastside are worried about crime, safety and a lack of community input.

Front of Silver Cloud Inn purchased in Redmond to serve as permanent supportive housing under the county’s Health Through Housing initiative (photo by Cameron Sheppard)
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Mayor approves five proclamations at city council meeting

Wong acknowledges his father and other Chinese American WWII veterans.

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Gregoire will speak at Rotary meeting on Sept. 21

Former Washington state governor Christine Gregoire will discuss “Challenge Seattle: Ensuring the Seattle Area Continues to Thrive” at the Rotary Club of Mercer Island’s Sept.… Continue reading

  • Sep 8, 2021
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Garbage at the Cedar Hills Regional Landfill in Maple Valley. FILE PHOTO

Why burning our trash may not be as bad as it sounds

Understanding waste-to-energy’s financial and environmental impact in King County.

Garbage at the Cedar Hills Regional Landfill in Maple Valley. FILE PHOTO
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City council supports possible partnership with two area shelters

City staff has connected with Congregations for the Homeless and The Sophia Way.

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People hold up signs in protest of Gov. Jay Inslee’s latest proclamations during a Rally for Medical Freedom on Aug. 25 in Buckley. Photo by Alex Bruell/Sound Publishing

State workers get incentive to comply with vaccine mandate

An agreement between the state and their union also provides for some leeway in meeting the deadline.

People hold up signs in protest of Gov. Jay Inslee’s latest proclamations during a Rally for Medical Freedom on Aug. 25 in Buckley. Photo by Alex Bruell/Sound Publishing
Matt Axe, the Wildfire and Forest Resiliency Coordinator with the King Conservation District, speaks to homeowner Anita Kissee-Wilder about fire reduction strategies at her home in North Bend on Aug. 24. Photo by Conor Wilson/Valley Record.

King County braces for more wildfires in rural areas

Firefighters have already responded to a number of large fires.

Matt Axe, the Wildfire and Forest Resiliency Coordinator with the King Conservation District, speaks to homeowner Anita Kissee-Wilder about fire reduction strategies at her home in North Bend on Aug. 24. Photo by Conor Wilson/Valley Record.
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Student brings awareness to menstrual health among Puget Sound’s homeless

When Ria Mohan, a junior of Juanita High School in Kirkland, had to choose a topic of focus for a HOSA (Future Health Professionals) research… Continue reading

Juanita High School student Ria Mahon. Courtesy photo
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Making a difference in people’s lives at TeleHealth Access for Seniors

MIHS junior Rosales volunteers with nonprofit.

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Mercer Island Women’s Club to hold virtual meeting on Sept. 9

The Mercer Island Women’s Club will hold a Zoom gathering at 10:30 a.m. on Sept. 9. The meeting will be available at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83645432363?pwd=TUxlMVZSaHVVOXdlMnVHc1pzVGJqQT09. Attendees will… Continue reading

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Construction crew rumbles into ‘Train Park’ for playground demolition

Delivery of new equipment delayed because of fire at manufacturer’s factory.

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School is back in session

Northwood Elementary School students arrive for their first day of classes on Sept. 1. All Mercer Island School District schools with students in grades 1-12… Continue reading

  • Sep 2, 2021
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Bomb disposal unit safely removes suspicious device from vehicle

Bellevue Police Department’s bomb disposal unit safely removed a potentially explosive device from a stolen vehicle that was towed to the Mercer Island Police Department… Continue reading

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King County to require masks at large outdoor gatherings of 500 or more

New health officer order to control the spread of COVID-19

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This 2019 security footage at the Cenex gas station in Black Diamond shows Anthony Chilcott on his phone before entering, and driving off with, Carl Sanders’ Ford Raptor and Monkey, his poodle, in the front seat. Courtesy photo

Oversight office releases scathing report on King County Sheriff’s Office

Report analyzes 2019 killing of Anthony Chilcott by deputies.

This 2019 security footage at the Cenex gas station in Black Diamond shows Anthony Chilcott on his phone before entering, and driving off with, Carl Sanders’ Ford Raptor and Monkey, his poodle, in the front seat. Courtesy photo