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Bender and her fellow students thrive at Northwest Yeshiva High School

Senior receives National Merit Scholarship program honor.

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NW Carpenters Union members strike in downtown Bellevue on Sept. 16 (photo by Cameron Sheppard)

Carpenters back to work after tentative agreement reached with AGC

Union VP said agreement includes 15% wage increase as well as expanded job site parking.

NW Carpenters Union members strike in downtown Bellevue on Sept. 16 (photo by Cameron Sheppard)
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Islanders make a trainload of donations to Mercerdale Park playground renovation project

Mercer Island Preschool Association leads the way.

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photos courtesy of Cedar River Salmon Journey

Cedar River Salmon Journey events allow close look at spawning salmon

Seattle Aquarium to host events every weekend in October at multiple Cedar River locations.

photos courtesy of Cedar River Salmon Journey
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Washington state’s minimum wage increasing to $14.49 next year

Increase attributed to more expensive gas, housing, household furnishings and food, state’s Department of Labor & Industries says.

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City council passes three interim housing ordinances / City briefs

At its Sept. 21 regular meeting, the Mercer Island City Council passed three ordinances on an interim emergency basis to make the city’s zoning code… Continue reading

  • Oct 5, 2021
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This Dec. 2, 2020, file photo provided by Johnson Johnson shows vials of the COVID-19 vaccine in the United States. Courtesy photo

King County woman dies from ‘rare’ Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine blood clot

The woman received her shot on Aug. 26 and died in early September, according to public health.

This Dec. 2, 2020, file photo provided by Johnson Johnson shows vials of the COVID-19 vaccine in the United States. Courtesy photo
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Fabulous fall colors

Fall colors pop as students stroll on Southeast 42nd Street on a recent afternoon. Andy Nystrom/ staff photo… Continue reading

  • Oct 5, 2021
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School counselors discuss how they’re supporting students in need

MI Parent Edge event focuses on middle and high school students.

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East DDC building front where postal workers held an informational picket (photo credit: Cameron Sheppard)

Postal workers protest the “The Great Mail Slowdown” in East King County

Union spokespeople say the closure of the East DDC will effect delivery times across the region.

East DDC building front where postal workers held an informational picket (photo credit: Cameron Sheppard)
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Food pantry remains closed, but the giving continues

YFS operates on a gift-card model to assist residents in need.

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Participants in the Walk To End Alzheimer’s (courtesy of Alzheimer’s Association Washington State Chapter)

Walk To End Alzheimer’s raises $117,000

Proceeds from the event fund Alzheimer’s and dementia research and helps to support patients.

  • Oct 1, 2021
Participants in the Walk To End Alzheimer’s (courtesy of Alzheimer’s Association Washington State Chapter)
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Woodinville Fire & Rescue joins Eastside Fire & Rescue as contract for service begins

The ten-year contract for service is expected to decrease costs and to expand emergency services.

  • Oct 1, 2021
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Gregoire discusses COVID, chronic homelessness and more at Rotary meeting

Former Washington state governor heads Challenge Seattle.

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Mercer Island’s Bendrick plays strong in USGA tournament

Mercer Island’s Jacqueline Bendrick takes a shot during her 1 up victory over Stephanie Gelleni of Venezuela in a Round of 32 match on Sept.… Continue reading

  • Sep 30, 2021
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Screenshot taken from Sept. 29 press conference from Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Youtube

Richard Sherman speaks on mental health stigma that prevented him from asking for help

After signing with Tampa Bay, Sherman says he was “proud” to ask for help after arrest.

Screenshot taken from Sept. 29 press conference from Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Youtube
Fentanyl-related deaths in King County over past few years (courtesy of Public Health – Seattle & King County)

King County councilmember sounds alarm on fentanyl problem in the region

Reagan Dunn is proposing increased resources in next budget to help lower rate of fentanyl deaths.

Fentanyl-related deaths in King County over past few years (courtesy of Public Health – Seattle & King County)
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Officers wear special pink patches during Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Mercer Island Police Department (MIPD) officers will be wearing special pink patches during Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October as MIPD joins other departments across… Continue reading

  • Sep 30, 2021
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Welcome to the Mercer Island School District event on tap

All families new to the Mercer Island School District are invited to a virtual welcome event at 5 p.m. Oct. 7 on Zoom at https://mercerislandschools.zoom.us/j/89001410981.… Continue reading

  • Sep 30, 2021
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