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Tully’s site purchase on city council agenda in November

The property is planned to become transit commuter parking.

  • Nov 7, 2019

I-976 is passing, worrying transit advocates

The initiative promises $30 car tabs, but opponents say it will destroy state transit infrastructure.

Voters are narrowly rejecting affirmative action

The no camp on affirmative action is winning by just over one point.

Dinh leads Rivera-Dirks in election night results

Election results were posted at about 8:15 p.m.

  • Nov 5, 2019

Mercer Island residents turned out to vote for council positions

In the Mercer Island council races, positions 1, 3, 4, 5 and 7 were on the ballot.

  • Nov 5, 2019
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King County Council incumbents ahead, with the exception of Gossett

Preliminary results are in for the King County Council races.

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                                Authorities seized 13 pounds of heroin and 4.5 pounds of meth during operations last week.

16 indicted for trafficking large amounts of heroin and methamphetamine in Seattle area

Ten locations searched; 17 people arrested following year-long investigation

  • Nov 2, 2019
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                                Authorities seized 13 pounds of heroin and 4.5 pounds of meth during operations last week.
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King County Council authorizes staff to draft road levy ballot measure

The county is projected to run out of capital funding for roads and bridges by 2025.

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                                Downtown Mercer Island.

Council reviews comp plan amendments

Big topics include climate action, economic development, transportation.

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                                Downtown Mercer Island.
Natalie DeFord/staff photo.
                                A bright fall day at Aubrey Davis Park on Mercer Island.

Aubrey Davis Park draft master plan

Council receives presentation.

Natalie DeFord/staff photo.
                                A bright fall day at Aubrey Davis Park on Mercer Island.

King County parents are still struggling with child care

A new report looks at the effects on parents here and across the state.

Remembering a Mercer Island sports icon

Gary Snyder dies at the age of 80.

Person spots someone prowling their car | Police Blotter

Police blotter for Oct. 1-8.

  • Oct 29, 2019
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King County studies broadband access

A report due to the council in January could show opportunities for expansion.

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Off-leash dog causes thumb injury | Police Blotter

Police blotter for Sept. 24-30.

  • Oct 25, 2019
A new study argues that many luxury apartment units in Seattle are vacant, damaging the surrounding communities. (Screenshot on Google)

Luxury apartments: Who’s buying King County?

Wealthy investors jack up housing prices in Seattle and beyond.

A new study argues that many luxury apartment units in Seattle are vacant, damaging the surrounding communities. (Screenshot on Google)

West Point Treatment Plant report due in January

The report will look at ways to keep adequate power flowing to the plant after a July spill.

Police respond to report of man shooting rifle off boat

Incident occurred 300 yards off Renton shoreline.

  • Oct 24, 2019

Study on shipping or burning King County trash released

The report fleshes out the two main options for trash disposal over the next 50 years.