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Shot from a previous Art UnCorked event. Katie Metzger/staff photo

Art UnCorked event postponed; new date September 2021

This year would have marked the seventh iteration of the big end-of-summer event.

Shot from a previous Art UnCorked event. Katie Metzger/staff photo
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Youth and Family Services compiles list of meal resources for families in need

Now that the school year is over, MISD is no longer providing students breakfast and lunch as needed.

  • Jul 2, 2020
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Keyed car, swiped Amazon packages, stolen maintenance cart | Mercer Island police blotter

A sample from the most recent Mercer Island police log.

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Governor Jay Inslee smiles and laughs Sept. 3, 2019, during a speech at the Lynnwood Link Extension groundbreaking in Lynnwood. A Thurston County judge ruled he exceeded his authority when he vetoed single sentences in the state transportation budget in 2019. (Olivia Vanni / Herald file)

Judge invalidates Gov. Inslee’s veto in roads budget

Lawmakers said the governor crossed a constitutional line.

Governor Jay Inslee smiles and laughs Sept. 3, 2019, during a speech at the Lynnwood Link Extension groundbreaking in Lynnwood. A Thurston County judge ruled he exceeded his authority when he vetoed single sentences in the state transportation budget in 2019. (Olivia Vanni / Herald file)

King County cases among younger adults drives increase in COVID-19 numbers

Over half of all new cases are among people ages 20-39

  • Jun 30, 2020
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City: ‘Safe and sane’ fireworks only allowed on Mercer Island July 4

Fireworks are never OK in city parks or on school district land, officials said in a recent release.

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Snoqualmie Police Department houses a surplus military mine-resistant armored personnel carrier. They acquired it as part of an equipment sharing program from the federal government. It is utilized by a coalition of small-city police departments. It is seen here during a 2016 parade in Algona, one of the coalition member cities. From the Algona Police Department Facebook page

Meet your local mine-resistant armored vehicle

Mercer Island among 14 cities that share military vehicle acquired from federal government.

Snoqualmie Police Department houses a surplus military mine-resistant armored personnel carrier. They acquired it as part of an equipment sharing program from the federal government. It is utilized by a coalition of small-city police departments. It is seen here during a 2016 parade in Algona, one of the coalition member cities. From the Algona Police Department Facebook page

Kirkland man found guilty of promoting prostitution in Eastside sex trafficking ring

Authorities say suspect ran “successful enterprise” for greater half of a decade.

Exterior of the Mercer Island Thrift Shop. Photo by Madeline Coats/staff photo

City moving forward with thrift shop renovations

Work, in all, is expected to take about four months.

Exterior of the Mercer Island Thrift Shop. Photo by Madeline Coats/staff photo
Interior photo of New Seasons Market from 2016. Katie Metzger/staff photo

New Seasons Market closes, transitioning into a Metropolitan Market location

The transition was first announced late last year.

Interior photo of New Seasons Market from 2016. Katie Metzger/staff photo
Public and private universities, colleges, technical schools, apprenticeship programs and similar schools and programs may resume general instruction, including in-person classes and lectures, starting Aug. 1. Pictured: The University of Washington-Bothell campus. File photo

Universities and colleges may reopen in fall, governor says

His order requires masks and physical distancing, among other measures, to help prevent infections.

Public and private universities, colleges, technical schools, apprenticeship programs and similar schools and programs may resume general instruction, including in-person classes and lectures, starting Aug. 1. Pictured: The University of Washington-Bothell campus. File photo
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East Mercer Way on-ramp to be tweaked as part of $1.2 million WSDOT ramp-meter project

Activation will be happening in late June and July.

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During a recent training, South King Fire and Rescue members at Station 62 wear personal protective gear, which includes face masks, eye protection, gloves and gowns. Courtesy photo

Governor orders statewide use of face coverings in public

Jay Inslee says that until there is a vaccine, it’s the best weapon to stop the spread of COVID-19.

During a recent training, South King Fire and Rescue members at Station 62 wear personal protective gear, which includes face masks, eye protection, gloves and gowns. Courtesy photo
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Renton man pleads guilty to one of state’s largest workers’ comp scams

The delivery driver was still working under his own name while receiving L&I pension, and owes the state almost $340,000.

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Libraries take first steps towards reopening

Curbside service and book returns are returning in the coming weeks.

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Task force will tackle issues of racial justice, police reform

Inslee names civil rights activists, pastors, and cops to panel that may forge ideas for new laws

  • Jun 23, 2020
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Inslee forms state task force to address policing and racial justice

24 members includes families who have lost loved ones; police officials

  • Jun 22, 2020
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Superintendent addresses class of 2020, Juneteenth, upcoming school year in new update

In a letter shared June 19, the last day of the school year, Superintendent Donna Colosky congratulated the class of 2020, acknowledged the day as… Continue reading

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This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. The sample was isolated from a patient in the U.S. (NIAID-RML via AP)

How is COVID-19 continuing to impact Mercer Island?

Checking in on case rates, testing statistics and more as King County enters new reopening phase.

This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. The sample was isolated from a patient in the U.S. (NIAID-RML via AP)
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Car prowls, skateboard assault, bus stop fight | Police blotter

A sample from the most recent Mercer Island police blotter.

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