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Tree in the roadway June 28 blocks the right lane on westbound SR 18 just east of Tiger Mountain Rd. Photo courtesy of WSDOT

Fallen tree on SR 18 | King County traffic update

As of Monday morning, June 28, Washington State Department of Transportation reported the following road obstructions: 5:17 a.m.: A collision blocking the ramp of Highway… Continue reading

Tree in the roadway June 28 blocks the right lane on westbound SR 18 just east of Tiger Mountain Rd. Photo courtesy of WSDOT
The Mercer Island Kiwanis Club and the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 5760 TNT Fireworks stand fundraiser will take place in the parking lot of the Rite-Aid at 3023 78th Ave. SE. Hours will be from noon to 6 p.m. on June 29-30; noon to 8 p.m. on July 1-3; and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on July 4. Proceeds from the fireworks sale help provide services to a plethora of Mercer Island and Eastside community organizations serving youth, including the Mercer Island Boys and Girls Club, Mercer Island Schools Foundation, Kindering, Eastside Baby Corner, the Mercer Island High School Key Club, and the Lakeridge Elementary K-Kids. Photos courtesy of Carol Mahoney

Fireworks stand fundraiser set for June 29-July 4

The Mercer Island Kiwanis Club and the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 5760 TNT Fireworks stand fundraiser will take place in the parking lot… Continue reading

  • Jun 28, 2021
The Mercer Island Kiwanis Club and the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 5760 TNT Fireworks stand fundraiser will take place in the parking lot of the Rite-Aid at 3023 78th Ave. SE. Hours will be from noon to 6 p.m. on June 29-30; noon to 8 p.m. on July 1-3; and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on July 4. Proceeds from the fireworks sale help provide services to a plethora of Mercer Island and Eastside community organizations serving youth, including the Mercer Island Boys and Girls Club, Mercer Island Schools Foundation, Kindering, Eastside Baby Corner, the Mercer Island High School Key Club, and the Lakeridge Elementary K-Kids. Photos courtesy of Carol Mahoney
Starting Monday, June 18 and running until Sept. 19, the Helen Smith Gallery at Green River College presents its latest virtual exhibit, Aunna Moriarty and Vian Nguyen's Growing Pains. Courtesy photo, Sarah Dillon Gilmartin.

GRC’s Helen Smith Gallery presents between June 28 and Sept. 19, 2021

Shifting between childhood and adulthood propels an uncovering of information and a new reality, as human beings become independent thinkers. While ignorance is bliss, knowing… Continue reading

  • Jun 28, 2021
Starting Monday, June 18 and running until Sept. 19, the Helen Smith Gallery at Green River College presents its latest virtual exhibit, Aunna Moriarty and Vian Nguyen's Growing Pains. Courtesy photo, Sarah Dillon Gilmartin.
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Man missing for eight days found alive and well near North Bend

On Monday morning, June 28, a trail runner found a man who’d been missing for eight days in the wilderness near North Bend. According to… Continue reading

  • Jun 28, 2021
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Report: Apartments in the Seattle area are getting bigger

Apartments in the Seattle area are getting bigger, but that trend is being driven by construction in suburban cities, according to a new study by… Continue reading

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Islanders can cool off at community event center

With the scorching heat upon us, the Mercer Island Community and Event Center, 8236 SE 24th St., was activated as a cooling center over the… Continue reading

  • Jun 28, 2021
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Boaters safe after vessel catches fire on Lake Washington

While conducting a joint patrol with the U.S. Coast Guard Station Seattle on Saturday, Mercer Island Police Department’s Marine Patrol Unit responded to a boat… Continue reading

  • Jun 28, 2021
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King County leaders propose funding to support immigrants in the region

$11.3 million proposed for citizenship application support and COVID relief to undocumented families

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Master gardener is ready to dig into farmers market scene

Polson will return to the event after a year off.

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‘It’s neighbors helping neighbors’

Island’s Covenant Living at the Shores marks 40th anniversary.

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Grassroots movement targets dark money in politics

Washington state chapter of Wolf-PAC supports Article V constitutional convention.

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Gov. Jay Inslee waves during his Thursday morning press conference on extending protections for renters. (TVW)

Governor extends some protections for Washington renters

Under a new order, landlords can only evict a tenant if they refuse to seek help through a relief program.

Gov. Jay Inslee waves during his Thursday morning press conference on extending protections for renters. (TVW)
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How to find fireworks this year in the Puget Sound region

Global shipment issues affect supply and sales of fireworks.

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Cohen will speak at Rotary meeting on July 6

Howard Cohen, Rotary District 5030 district governor, will speak at the Rotary Club of Mercer Island’s July 6 meeting. The main meeting will begin at… Continue reading

  • Jun 24, 2021
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Thrift Shop donation day on tap Saturday at community center

The Mercer Island Thrift Shop will host a donation day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. this Saturday at the Mercer Island Community and Event… Continue reading

  • Jun 24, 2021
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Islanders can light up the Fourth of July with fireworks

Due to fire risk from forecasted scorching weather, interim fire chief may prohibit usage.

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Plenty of roadway work on the city’s schedule this summer

Four major projects will cost a total of about $3.4 million.

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Hot housing market forces out many first-time homebuyers

Housing experts concerned about the long-term impacts on generational wealth.

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Police Briefs: MIPD addresses fraud and identity theft and conducts emphasis patrols

The Mercer Island Police Department (MIPD) lists fraud and identity theft as two of the most common crimes on its investigative docket. In recent Reporter… Continue reading

  • Jun 22, 2021
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MIHS 2021 graduates

Mercer Island High School Senior Class of 2021 Courtesy of the Mercer Island PTA Council site A Agaian, Varuzhan Aitken, Hope Akopyan, Sirena Alev, Ekin… Continue reading

  • Jun 22, 2021
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