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Legislature examines restructuring public health in WA

Lawmakers in Olympia are considering an overhaul of Washington state’s public health system to increase access to basic services. A number of changes are expected… Continue reading

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Gray wolves historically roamed across the state but were eradicated in Washington by 1930s. In recent decades wolves have been migrating back to the state from Canada, Idaho and Oregon. John and Karen Hollingsworth/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Pack to the future: Will more wolves come to King County?

Some experts believe we’re on the cusp of discovering packs in King County.

Gray wolves historically roamed across the state but were eradicated in Washington by 1930s. In recent decades wolves have been migrating back to the state from Canada, Idaho and Oregon. John and Karen Hollingsworth/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
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City staff, community discuss Mercerdale Park playground renovation

Renovation is included in city council’s biennial budget.

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School district, education association finalize Learning Forward timeline

Second- and third-graders begin hybrid learning.

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City will soon have new control systems for water and sewer utilities

The city recently awarded a $360,000 contract to overhaul and commission five water utility locations to Bainbridge Island Electric, which has experience with many public… Continue reading

  • Feb 8, 2021
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Legislator’s bill proposes wiping advisory votes from your ballot

‘They are nothing more than push polls designed to instill distrust in government,’ says state senator.

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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

Inslee: We have vaccine capacity, we just need the doses

Despite continued frustration from those seeking a shot, the state is making progress, he said.

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
Sunken and abandoned boat at Kirkland’s Marina Park (Photo Credit: King County Sheriff’s Office)

Abandoned boats in waterways are a ‘regional challenge,’ says King County Sheriff’s Office

Spokesperson says expensive and time-consuming boat recoveries happen about 20 times a year.

Sunken and abandoned boat at Kirkland’s Marina Park (Photo Credit: King County Sheriff’s Office)
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Businesses are staying strong, getting creative during the pandemic

Puget Sound region keeps rolling in Phase 2.

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Strachan will speak at Rotary meeting on Feb. 16

Steve Strachan, executive director of the Washington Sheriffs and Police Chiefs (WASPC), will present “Principles of Community Trust” at the Rotary Club of Mercer Island’s… Continue reading

  • Feb 5, 2021
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Registration open for Panthers Youth Rugby

By Sophie Demandolx Special to the Reporter If you are a teenager looking for a fun new sport or a parent looking for an outdoor… Continue reading

  • Feb 5, 2021
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Soccer squad scores with a successful canned food drive

Junior Ethan Yang leads the way as team collects more than 700 items.

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Pay freeze for Inslee and state lawmakers this year

A citizen panel approved a 1.75% increase for executives, legislators and justices 17 months from now.

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Planning Commission member resigns from her post

City council voted to dismiss code of ethics violation complaint.

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City council votes to suspend Thrift Shop and Recycling Center Project

Council proclaims February as Black History Month.

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City manager announces new efficiencies and staff transitions

City Manager Jessi Bon announced several staff transitions that will address a number of goals identified as part of the city’s recent organizational restructure, including… Continue reading

  • Feb 3, 2021
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‘Counterpoint’ sculpture stolen from outdoor gallery

Theft occurred over the weekend of Jan. 30-31.

  • Feb 2, 2021
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City Manager Bon will speak at Rotary meeting on Feb. 9

Mercer Island City Manager Jessi Bon will present “Current Affairs — Mercer Island in the Limelight” at the Rotary Club of Mercer Island’s Feb. 9… Continue reading

  • Feb 1, 2021
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Weinberg will run for Mercer Island City Council in next election

Longtime Island resident currently serves on the Planning Commission

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