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Island churches continue worshipping during the pandemic

Online services and parking-lot gatherings are the new normal.

Seven decades later, the search for two missing Navy pilots continues

The pilots are thought to have disappeared near Black Lake, northeast of North Bend.

Honoring local first responders on 9/11 anniversary

Northwest Yeshiva High School hosts online assembly.

Mercer Island’s Taylor teams up with friend to launch Provide Now

Nonprofit is helping those in need.

The truck of the Renton family as it was found Tuesday. While fleeing the Cold Springs Fire two adults were severely burned and one toddler died. Courtesy photo/Okanogan Sheriff’s Office

Toddler killed as Renton family flees Cold Springs Fire

The parents were severely burned and are being treated at Harborview Medical Center

The truck of the Renton family as it was found Tuesday. While fleeing the Cold Springs Fire two adults were severely burned and one toddler died. Courtesy photo/Okanogan Sheriff’s Office

Mercer Island Preschool Association brings families together

Legacy nonprofit has been thriving for 83 years.

A plane drops fire retardant on the Palmer Mountain Fire last week. The fire is listed as 84 percent contained, and fully lined. Laura Knowlton/Sound Publishing staff photo

Threat multiplier: How climate change, coronavirus and weather are scorching WA

Dry summer conspired with the pandemic and a wind storm.

A plane drops fire retardant on the Palmer Mountain Fire last week. The fire is listed as 84 percent contained, and fully lined. Laura Knowlton/Sound Publishing staff photo

Mercer Island business survey results released

Survey completed by 269 businesses.

  • Sep 9, 2020

Disagreement over dog behavior at park | Mercer Island police blotter

Selected reports for Aug. 24-Sept. 6

  • Sep 9, 2020

Officers wrestle disturbed man to the ground near Interstate 90

Man threatened to jump over railing.

  • Sep 9, 2020

People bring ‘good vibes’ to the Mercer Island Farmers Market

Market runs Sundays through Sept. 27.

Screenshot from the state Employment Security Department’s website at esd.wa.gov.

Workers may qualify for an extra $1,500 in unemployment back pay

A federal program will give some of the state’s unemployed a $300 weekly bump for the past five weeks.

Screenshot from the state Employment Security Department’s website at esd.wa.gov.

King County moves to Stage 2 burn ban

Outdoor fires, even barbecues or in fire pits, are now prohibited.

  • Sep 8, 2020
Screenshot of the air quality monitor at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 8. Courtesy Puget Sound Clean Air Agency.

King County faces unhealthy air quality due to wildfire smoke

Weather monitors recommend people limit time outdoors, especially children, seniors and those with heart or lung disease.

Screenshot of the air quality monitor at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 8. Courtesy Puget Sound Clean Air Agency.

Mercer Island fire marshal issues burn ban

Ban includes all wood burning.

  • Sep 8, 2020
Image courtesy of the Washington Department of Natural Resources.

Massive wildfires incinerate WA

All state Department of Natural Resources lands were closed to recreational activities on Sept. 8.

Image courtesy of the Washington Department of Natural Resources.

Mercer Island recognizes September as National Recovery Month

Recovery celebration marks its 31st year across the U.S.

  • Sep 8, 2020

Amazon adds more office space to Bellevue, now as many new jobs as HQ2

The office space for an additional 10,000 jobs, making it 25,000 coming to downtown, is expected to complete in 2023.

Island recycling event set for October

Old equipment, electronics and more will be accepted.

  • Sep 4, 2020

McLellan and her fellow teachers are rolling remotely

Excitement abounds in the realm of online instruction