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Drop box at the King County Elections headquarters in Renton. File photo

What is ranked-choice voting and why does it matter?

King County leaders discuss implementing a new system that aims to better reflect the will of voters

Drop box at the King County Elections headquarters in Renton. File photo
27-year-old Kelley Fox (Courtesy of Greenwich Biosciences)

Cannabis-derived drug reduces symptoms for local woman suffering chronic seizures

Seizure control allowed her to communicate, make friends and have unprecedented independence.

27-year-old Kelley Fox (Courtesy of Greenwich Biosciences)
Screenshot of video obtained by Redmond police shows Richard Sherman trying to break into the Redmond home of his in-laws.

Former Seattle Seahawks player Richard Sherman charged with five misdemeanors in King County

Charges were filed following an incident at home of Sherman’s in-laws in Redmond.

Screenshot of video obtained by Redmond police shows Richard Sherman trying to break into the Redmond home of his in-laws.
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City’s integral emergency preparedness volunteers relocate to Westport

Uhlers made an impact on the community for nine years.

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Crime on Mercer Island increased by 11.3% in 2020

Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs releases report.

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Scansen joins Covenant Living at the Shores as new executive director

Dan Scansen has been appointed the new executive director at Mercer Island’s Covenant Living at the Shores, a faith-based, not-for-profit, senior living community. Bob Howell,… Continue reading

  • Jul 14, 2021
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Showing appreciation for the Mercer Island Police Department

Rotary Club of Mercer Island members and a group of residents showed their appreciation for the Mercer Island Police Department and its service over the… Continue reading

  • Jul 13, 2021
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MIHS 2021 graduates receive National Merit Scholarships

Six Mercer Island High School 2021 graduates have received National Merit Scholarships. They are: Jacob Grosof, Brandeis University Scholarship; William Spencer, University of Chicago Scholarship;… Continue reading

  • Jul 13, 2021
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Herzl-Ner Tamid to host pop-up blood drive on Aug. 4-5

Herzl-Ner Tamid will host a pop-up blood drive from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Aug. 4-5 at 3700 E. Mercer Way. To schedule a… Continue reading

  • Jul 13, 2021
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Prosthetic leg at Auburn Police Department, cops want to know whose

A prosthetic leg arrived at the Auburn Police Department as found property over the weekend. It was found in the 100 block of 2nd Southeast.… Continue reading

  • Jul 13, 2021

Swat team resolves situation with female suspect barricaded in Auburn home

Around 5:45 p.m. on June 11, an Auburn Police patrol responded to a suspicious circumstance near the area of 112th Place Southeast and Southeast 325th… Continue reading

  • Jul 13, 2021
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UPDATE / Recology cleans up hydraulic fluid after spill

A Recology truck’s mechanical line failed and leaked hydraulic fluid onto the 5400 block of 89th Avenue Southeast on the afternoon of July 8, according… Continue reading

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Ubax Gardheere, 2021 candidate for the 9th District seat of the Metropolitan King County Council, poses for a photo at Cedar River Park in Renton. Photo by Alex Bruell/Sound Publishing
Ubax Gardheere, 2021 candidate for the 9th District seat of the Metropolitan King County Council, poses for a photo at Cedar River Park in Renton. Photo by Alex Bruell/Sound Publishing
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‘It’s a critical intersection for the city’

City to purchase and raze vacant residential property to improve sight lines and safety.

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Hagen taps into her new Creation Dance Studio location

Classes began on July 10 at south-end Island space.

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Paul will speak at Rotary meeting on July 20

James Paul will discuss The TANK Center for Sonic Arts at the Rotary Club of Mercer Island’s July 20 meeting. The main meeting will begin… Continue reading

  • Jul 11, 2021
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City seeks advisory board members

The city of Mercer Island is seeking a diverse range of community members to volunteer to serve on several advisory boards that help shape the… Continue reading

  • Jul 9, 2021
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McCloskey begins term as Rotary president

Staff Report Jenny McCloskey has taken the reins as the new president of the Rotary Club of Mercer Island. Her one-year term began on July… Continue reading

  • Jul 9, 2021
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Mercer Island mayor issues proclamation rejecting anti-Semitism

July is also declared Parks and Recreation Month.

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