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Stringer will speak at Rotary meeting on March 2

Paige Stringer, founder and executive director of the Global Foundation For Children With Hearing Loss, will discuss “Connecting Children with Hearing Technology” at the Rotary… Continue reading

  • Feb 21, 2021
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How the pandemic and coronavirus variants can show us evolution in real time

Scientists say viruses reproduce and mutate at higher rates, creating viral variants.

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An Island Park Elementary teacher and her students hit the books on Feb. 8 in the Mercer Island School District. The single largest amount of Gov. Jay Inslee’s newly announce relief package, $668 million, will go to public elementary and secondary schools to prepare for reopening for some in-person learning and to address students’ learning loss. Courtesy photo

Inslee signs $2.2 billion COVID relief package

The federal funds will go to fight COVID, aid renters and reopen shuttered schools and businesses.

An Island Park Elementary teacher and her students hit the books on Feb. 8 in the Mercer Island School District. The single largest amount of Gov. Jay Inslee’s newly announce relief package, $668 million, will go to public elementary and secondary schools to prepare for reopening for some in-person learning and to address students’ learning loss. Courtesy photo
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‘Our healthcare workers are truly our heroes this year’

Local National Charity League members create gratitude cards.

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Meet the Island’s prevention professionals of the future

They reside in the high school’s SAFE and Minds Matter clubs.

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City council votes 6-1 to prohibit camping on public property

Camping in parks is already banned.

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City receives clean audit for fiscal year 2019 / City briefs

* The State Auditor’s Office (SAO) has given the city a clean audit for the fiscal year 2019. SAO presented its annual report on the… Continue reading

  • Feb 18, 2021
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Dr. Kristina Adams Waldorf, an ob-gyn with the University of Washington School of Medicine and senior author of the report (Photo Credit: University of Washington School of Medicine)

UW study shows high COVID infection rates among pregnant women

Study shows infection rates to be two to four times higher than expected among minority groups.

Dr. Kristina Adams Waldorf, an ob-gyn with the University of Washington School of Medicine and senior author of the report (Photo Credit: University of Washington School of Medicine)
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MIHS Drama Department will present Austen’s ‘Emma’ virtually

The Mercer Island High School Drama Department will present its virtual winter production, “Emma,” on Feb. 25-27 and March 4-6. Jane Austen’s comic masterpiece, which… Continue reading

  • Feb 16, 2021
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Seniors named Rotary students of the month

Mercer Island High School (MIHS) seniors Audrey Nordstrom and Jack Dilworth have been selected as February Students of the Month by the Rotary Club of… Continue reading

  • Feb 16, 2021
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Everett online heroin and meth dealer sentenced for mailing drugs nationwide

Todd Peterman-Dishion of Everett, let go by Boeing and addicted, turned to dark internet commerce.

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Of the 84 schools that had COVID-19 outbreaks across the state, 69% were public schools and the remaining were private schools, according to a new report. Courtesy photo

State releases data on COVID outbreaks in schools

A new statewide report outlines how COVID-19 outbreaks have moved through Washington schools. The report, released on Feb. 11, lists outbreaks in King County and… Continue reading

Of the 84 schools that had COVID-19 outbreaks across the state, 69% were public schools and the remaining were private schools, according to a new report. Courtesy photo
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Island blanketed with about eight inches of snow overnight

Mercer Island was blanketed with about eight inches of snow Friday night into Saturday, according to the city’s Let’s Talk page at 6:30 a.m. this… Continue reading

  • Feb 13, 2021
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Hemmig will speak at Rotary meeting on Feb. 23

Doug Hemmig, a member of C-SPAN’s community relations team, will present “Coverage of the US Congress” at the Rotary Club of Mercer Island’s Feb. 23… Continue reading

  • Feb 13, 2021
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Islanders embrace families whose children have rare diseases

Rare Disease Day is set for Feb. 28.

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Pogacha offers Valentine’s Day specials on Mercer Island

Pogacha restaurant on Mercer Island is getting ready for Valentine’s Day with a special cocktail, homemade desserts and fine dining options, offered in addition to… Continue reading

  • Feb 12, 2021
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John-Lewis discusses raising his kids on Mercer Island at fundraising breakfast

Mercer Island Youth and Family Services Foundation holds 19th annual event virtually.

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Let there be lanterns on the Island

City lights up outdoor community art project.

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Parenting in Place masterclass series on tap

MI Parent Edge, in conjunction with Mercer Island Youth and Family Services, is sponsoring Parenting in Place, an eight-program masterclass series with nationally known experts… Continue reading

  • Feb 11, 2021
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