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King County 2020 unemployment numbers. Source: Washington State Employment Security Department

Boeing, coronavirus likely to impact King County economy

Unemployment remained high in September.

King County 2020 unemployment numbers. Source: Washington State Employment Security Department
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Firefighters extinguish structure fire

Copious units were on the scene.

  • Oct 20, 2020
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Time’s up for Francisco as he retires

He surveys thousands of old watch batteries awaiting recycling.

  • Oct 20, 2020
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Smith, Basler running for District 9 Congress seat

Republican challenger takes on Democrat incumbent.

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Volunteers lend a hand at Arbor Day events

City and EarthCorps hold small planting gatherings.

  • Oct 19, 2020
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Heitner discusses ‘#Pandemic Parenting’ during presentation

Mercer Island Parent Edge holds virtual event.

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Recovery Beyond’s Russell to speak at Rotary meeting

Virtual presentation set for Oct. 27.

  • Oct 17, 2020
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Youth Theatre Northwest returns to the spotlight

Katano and Swenson discuss hitting the stage in a pandemic.

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Nationwide Meds Take-Back Day set for Oct. 24

Local event will take place at City Hall loading dock.

  • Oct 16, 2020
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State Supreme Court strikes down $30 car-tab initiative

Justices unanimously agreed that voter-approved Initiative 976 is unconstitutional.

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Five candidates running for Legislative District 41 seats

Ballots mailed to voters on Oct. 14.

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Public can comment on Town Center development moratorium

Hearing set for Nov. 17 at council meeting.

  • Oct 14, 2020
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Large maple tree falls on section of Island Crest Way

Tree strikes vehicle’s hood; driver uninjured

  • Oct 12, 2020
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Final pop-up book sales at former chamber site on tap

Friends of the Mercer Island Library hold sales.

  • Oct 12, 2020
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Mercer Island Florist connects with the community

Business has been finding new ways to thrive.

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Council discusses comp plan and fire services

City council briefs

  • Oct 10, 2020
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Mercer Island’s Dondero turns 107 on 10/7

He visits with family at party and on Zoom calls.

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Hilary Franz (left) and Sue Kuehl Pederson

Wildfires, forest health are key issues in race to lead DNR

Republican Sue Kuehl Pederson is challenging incumbent Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz.

Hilary Franz (left) and Sue Kuehl Pederson
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City goes green to celebrate its third annual Arbor Day

Virtual plans and one small in-person event on tap.

  • Oct 9, 2020
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