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MIFD units extinguish chimney fire

Staff Report Mercer Island Fire Department (MIFD) units extinguished a chimney fire on the evening of May 3 at a residence in the 3400 block… Continue reading

  • May 5, 2021
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Remi Frederick, a Village Green employee receives her first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine on Jan. 26 in Federal Way. Olivia Sullivan/Sound Publishing

King County positive COVID cases are beginning to fall

The number of positive COVID-19 cases in King County is beginning to fall after a fourth wave began in March. As of May 4, there… Continue reading

Remi Frederick, a Village Green employee receives her first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine on Jan. 26 in Federal Way. Olivia Sullivan/Sound Publishing
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Washington state case count since March 2020. WA Governor's Office

Pandemic pause: King County remains in Phase 3

No Washington state counties will be rolling back their phase under the state’s Roadmap to Recovery plan following an announcement on May 4 by Gov.… Continue reading

Washington state case count since March 2020. WA Governor's Office
Courtesy of Washington Military Department

Washington gets mobile earthquake alerts

Washington state will have its own earthquake early warning system on May 4 when ShakeAlert goes live, which could give residents precious seconds to prepare… Continue reading

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Lee will speak at Rotary meeting on May 11

Nancy Lee will speak about “How Social Marketing Helped, and Continues to Help, Reduce the Spread of COVID-19” at the Rotary Club of Mercer Island’s… Continue reading

  • May 3, 2021
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A gray wolf.

Wolf population continues to make a comeback in Washington

The number of wolves in Washington state increased by 22%, marking the 12th year in a row the wolf population has grown, according to a… Continue reading

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A gray wolf.
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Students let their creative writing flow

Wang and Lee form Islander Middle School Creative Writing Club.

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Mercer Island teams advance to Destination Imagination Global Finals

Nine Mercer Island Destination Imagination teams earned awards at the state DI competition and advanced to the Global Finals competition. All of Mercer Island’s 12… Continue reading

  • Apr 30, 2021
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Xing-hua Mixed-Use Development back on the table at meeting

Residents voice concerns about project.

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No injuries reported after car crashes into south end QFC entrance

On the evening of April 28, a driver lost control of their vehicle and crashed into the south end QFC’s northern entrance at 8421 SE… Continue reading

  • Apr 29, 2021
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The state must reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 10% below 2017 levels by 2028. By 2035, emissions must be below 20% of 2017 levels. The clean fuels program is scheduled to begin by Jan 1, 2023, provided the Legislature passes a transportation-spending package by then. File photo

State lawmakers approve key climate and environmental legislation

Bills target clean fuel standards and carbon emissions.

The state must reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 10% below 2017 levels by 2028. By 2035, emissions must be below 20% of 2017 levels. The clean fuels program is scheduled to begin by Jan 1, 2023, provided the Legislature passes a transportation-spending package by then. File photo
Washington State Capitol Building in Olympia. File photo

Top 10 issues in Washington state’s 2021 legislative session

Democrats used their majorities to muscle through social, economic, environmental and tax policies.

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This graphic was used to promote the April 29 virtual presentation by Mercer Island High School students in the Education Coalition of Asian American Representation and Islander Middle Schoolers from the JUST Students group about bias, specifically toward Asian Americans. Courtesy of the Mercer Island Library

Mercer Island Library keeps the community connected during the pandemic

Vital programs and classes dot the calendar.

This graphic was used to promote the April 29 virtual presentation by Mercer Island High School students in the Education Coalition of Asian American Representation and Islander Middle Schoolers from the JUST Students group about bias, specifically toward Asian Americans. Courtesy of the Mercer Island Library
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‘We’re going to make an impact on your life’

Pietila rebounds from the pandemic, rebrands her business.

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Good morning, pickleball

Pickleball players get in some action on the morning of April 27 at Luther Burbank Park. Carolyn Starr connects with the ball while her partner… Continue reading

  • Apr 27, 2021
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Loud partygoers draw complaints | Mercer Island police blotter

Selected reports April 19-25.

  • Apr 27, 2021
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Mercer Island High students shine at HOSA State Leadership Conference

Seven Mercer Island High School students earned awards in the virtual Washington HOSA State Leadership Conference. HOSA is a career and technical student organization for… Continue reading

  • Apr 26, 2021
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Governor gives tenants protections, reduces help for landlords

Landlord help is included in another bill, Inslee says; eviction moratorium to end June 30.

  • Apr 26, 2021
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‘We’re responsible for this beautiful planet we’ve been entrusted with’

Congregational Church on Mercer Island holds Earth Day Fair.

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