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McGovern completes his wish by shopping for young patients

Mercer Island teen visits Macy’s in Bellevue.

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City issues demolition permit for East Seattle School

School on West Mercer Way was built in 1914.

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Superman and staff come to the rescue

Bob Howell leads the way in the safety realm at Covenant Living at the Shores.

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Mercer Island Preschool Association to hold virtual Toy Swap

The Mercer Island Preschool Association will hold its annual Toy Swap virtually this year on Nov. 14. They will offer good-condition second-hand children’s books, gear,… Continue reading

  • Oct 30, 2020
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Political signs stolen from yard | Mercer Island police blotter

Selected reports Oct. 12-25

  • Oct 28, 2020
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Residents show appreciation for police department

Mercer Island Police Department Chief Ed Holmes displays baskets of treats that were assembled by a group of residents to express their gratitude for the… Continue reading

  • Oct 28, 2020
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Public can comment on deployment of small cell facilities at city council meeting

The Mercer Island City Council will hold a public hearing at its regular online meeting at 5 p.m. Dec. 1 regarding an ordinance authorizing the… Continue reading

  • Oct 28, 2020
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Islander senior power

Mercer Island High School’s senior class of 2021 is honored outside the high school. Photos by Andy Nystrom/ Reporter… Continue reading

  • Oct 27, 2020
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The Mercer Island Thrift Shop will be accepting donations at the Mercer Island Community and Event Center, pictured on Oct. 27. Andy Nystrom/ Reporter

Mercer Island Thrift Shop reopens for donating on Oct. 31

Shop temporarily relocates its donation center operations.

  • Oct 27, 2020
The Mercer Island Thrift Shop will be accepting donations at the Mercer Island Community and Event Center, pictured on Oct. 27. Andy Nystrom/ Reporter
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A nice, crisp Island morning

Mara Izzo and her son Hawk, 23 months old, of Mercer Island enjoy a morning on the shore of Lake Washington at Luther Burbank Park… Continue reading

  • Oct 27, 2020
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City files lawsuit against Sound Transit regarding terms of 2017 Settlement Agreement

Council votes to proceed with litigation at Oct. 26 special meeting.

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Aaron Kunkler/staff photoAlvin Sweet is a resident of Martin Court in Seattle’s Georgetown neighborhood. Martin Court is a former motel which was transformed into a supportive housing complex two decades ago. New funding from King County’s Health through Housing ordinance could expand this type of program across the county.

King County wants to buy motels for emergency, affordable housing

The concept has proven results in addressing homelessness.

Aaron Kunkler/staff photoAlvin Sweet is a resident of Martin Court in Seattle’s Georgetown neighborhood. Martin Court is a former motel which was transformed into a supportive housing complex two decades ago. New funding from King County’s Health through Housing ordinance could expand this type of program across the county.
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Nov. 3 general election locked into MIHS students’ minds

Civics instructor guides them along the way.

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Kindergarten in-person learning target date moved to Dec. 2

‘This will allow us to proceed with caution,’ district superintendent said.

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State demanded more drop boxes, and now it must pay for them

A King County judge says a law requiring more ballot boxes was an illegal unfunded mandate.

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Council to further discuss fire services at meeting

Talks of possibly contracting out services will be on the Nov. 2 docket.

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Fall recycling event is a success

City briefs.

  • Oct 23, 2020
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Marinello tees off indoor golf on the Island

He opens Mercer Island Golf Club this month.

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‘We’re really committed to helping them get through this’

Businesses and nonprofits benefit from CARES Act funding.

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