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Vaccinations taking place. File photo

Inslee: No ‘massive disruptions’ as worker vax rates hit 90%

A surge in vaccinations has eased concern about service slowdowns ahead of a Monday deadline.

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Construction takes place on the Sound Transit East Link rail station on Mercer Island. Reporter file photo

Safety improvements project set for 2022 near East Link rail station

The Washington State Department of Transporation will soon be reviewing and approving the design for a city project featuring safety improvements near the new Sound… Continue reading

Construction takes place on the Sound Transit East Link rail station on Mercer Island. Reporter file photo
Union members picket in front of new Facebook campus in Redmond on Sept. 16 (photo by Cameron Sheppard)

Northwest Carpenters Union members vote to accept contract with AGC

The agreement comes after weeks of striking.

Union members picket in front of new Facebook campus in Redmond on Sept. 16 (photo by Cameron Sheppard)
King County Councilmember Kathy Lambert (file photo)

After doubling down on “racist” flyer, Lambert publicly apologizes

Apology encouraged by King County Council colleagues.

King County Councilmember Kathy Lambert (file photo)
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School psychologist among three charged with immoral communication with a minor

Redmond detectives conducted an online predator sting using fake profiles.

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City temporarily closes Bike Skills Area for assessment

‘The site is repeatedly damaged,’ according to city manager.

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Rotary foundation members will speak at Oct. 19 meeting

Members of the Mercer Island Rotary Club Foundation Board will discuss its international and local/regional grants programs at Rotary’s Oct. 19 meeting. The main meeting… Continue reading

  • Oct 11, 2021
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Office lacks power over King County law enforcement in misconduct investigations

Director Tamer Abouzeid presents OLEO annual report to law and justice committee on Tuesday.

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City council votes to have third reading of dangerous dog ordinance

Council discusses adopting Juneteenth as city holiday.

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Businesses report challenges and needs through city survey

176 Island businesses respond to summer survey.

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Art gallery reopening, Pumpkin Walk canceled / City briefs

The art gallery at the Mercer Island Community and Event Center is reopening and will hold its annual holiday show, coordinated by the Mercer Island… Continue reading

  • Oct 8, 2021
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Photos of drug bust and Fury the K9 unit (courtesy of King County Sheriff's Office)

King County Sheriff’s Office confiscates over $1 million worth of deadly fentanyl during drug bust

With help from a search dog, officers found 97,000 fentanyl pills and eight pounds of heroin.

Photos of drug bust and Fury the K9 unit (courtesy of King County Sheriff's Office)
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Mercer Island virtual candidate forum set for Oct. 12

League of Women Voters of Seattle-King County and Mercer Island PTA Council 2.9 will present a Mercer Island virtual candidate forum from 7-8:30 p.m. Oct.… Continue reading

  • Oct 8, 2021
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Fall recycling event set for Oct. 30

The city will hold its fall recycling event from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 30 at the Mercer Island Community and Event Center parking… Continue reading

  • Oct 8, 2021
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Halloween event to benefit ‘Care for the Cottage’ restoration project

The Pioneer Park Youth Club will present a Toddlers-to-Tweens Trick-or-Treat Party from 3-5 p.m. Oct. 30 at Sunnybeam Playground, Cottage and Stables, located off Island… Continue reading

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Lambert’s flyer depicting her opponent, Sarah Perry, as a “socialist puppet” (tweeted by KC Councilmember Girmay Zahilay)

County councilmember sends out flyers depicting her opponent as a “socialist puppet”

Some say the imagery and rhetoric used are racist and divisive.

Lambert’s flyer depicting her opponent, Sarah Perry, as a “socialist puppet” (tweeted by KC Councilmember Girmay Zahilay)
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West Point Treatment Plant in Seattle. Photo courtesy of King County
West Point Treatment Plant in Seattle. Photo courtesy of King County
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Four COVID-19 variants are more likely to cause hospitalization

Four COVID-19 variants are more likely to put you in the hospital, according to the Washington State Department of Health. The Delta, Alpha, Beta and… Continue reading

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