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Veterans share their stories at Covenant program

Veterans Day program takes place early on Nov. 10.

  • Nov 12, 2020
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School district discusses diversity, inclusion and equity

Dynamic Social Justice is a new group in the school realm.

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City, chamber of commerce launch MInext campaign

‘Come discover something new’ is its tagline.

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‘You can be anybody and you can have a strong voice’

MIHS students present #women4change TEDx event.

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Rotary welcomes Food Lifeline representatives at meeting

Rotary Club of Mercer Island will host a program featuring speakers Sharon Yamada and Greg Whitney of Food Lifeline on Nov. 17. Food Lifeline’s mission… Continue reading

  • Nov 8, 2020
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Wellman, Thai lead races for Legislative District 41 seats

Senn runs unopposed for State Rep. Pos. 1.

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Baking treats and collecting socks for the homeless

Island resident has a ‘caring soul’

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Host of businesses and nonprofits to receive COVID grant funding

City awards $270,000 for 54 grants.

  • Nov 6, 2020
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Volunteers needed to help set up Illuminate MI holiday event

Volunteers are invited to help the city light up Mercer Island during the holiday season. Set-up for the new Illuminate MI beautification event — along… Continue reading

  • Nov 5, 2020
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Car prowls on the rise / Parking tips

According to the Mercer Island Police Department, there’s been an uptick in car prowls recently. The department has provided the following tips and safety reminders… Continue reading

  • Nov 5, 2020
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Council to hold public hearings at Nov. 17 meeting

The Mercer Island City Council will hold two public hearings at its regular meeting at 5 p.m. Nov. 17 as part of the 2021-2022 biennial… Continue reading

  • Nov 5, 2020
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‘Youth Suicide Prevention for Parents’ presentation set for Nov. 19

Mercer Island Parent Edge, a nonprofit organization that is part of the Mercer Island School District PTSA, and the Mercer Island Forefront Team will hold… Continue reading

  • Nov 4, 2020
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Jay Inslee (D), left, and Loren Culp (R). File photo

Gov. Inslee surges to big lead as he nears rare third term

Statewide office roundup: Schools chief Reykdal in close contest; Secretary of State Wyman fends off challenge.

Jay Inslee (D), left, and Loren Culp (R). File photo
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Sex education bill Referendum 90 is passing

It will decide whether Senate Bill 5395 will be enacted into law.

  • Nov 3, 2020
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Exterior building and signage view from 9th Avenue of Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, WA.

Voters approve $1.74 billion bond for Harborview Medical Center

King County voters are saying yes to upgrades at Harborview Medical Center. Prop. 1 would authorize King County to issue up to $1.74 billion in… Continue reading

  • Nov 3, 2020
Exterior building and signage view from 9th Avenue of Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, WA.
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All King County charter amendments are passing

Voters are approving an appointed sheriff along with other measures.

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Congressman Adam Smith. Courtesy photo

Incumbent Adam Smith winning 9th Congressional District seat

Smith (D) received 76% of votes; opponent Doug Basler (R) behind with 23% of votes.

Congressman Adam Smith. Courtesy photo
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Council votes to remove fire services request for proposals from budget

Final budget adoption will take place Dec. 1.

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Halloween fun at Island Treats

Kids don their Halloween costumes for some trick-or-treating at Island Treats. Courtesy photo… Continue reading

  • Nov 2, 2020
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Awe-tumn on the Island

Autumn colors pop alongside a sculpture on a recent Mercer Island afternoon. Photo courtesy of Greg Asimakoupoulos… Continue reading

  • Nov 2, 2020
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