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Residents share opinions on PROS Plan at virtual open house

City plan focuses on parks, recreation and open space.

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Front bar at Bellevue’s Civility & Unrest (courtesy of Civility & Unrest)

Two of James Beard Award-winning chef Jason Wilson’s restaurants to reopen in October

The Lakehouse plans to reopen Oct. 12 and Civility & Unrest reopens Oct. 14.

Front bar at Bellevue’s Civility & Unrest (courtesy of Civility & Unrest)
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Community can provide input regarding next school district superintendent

With Mercer Island School District Superintendent Donna Colosky retiring at the end of the 2021-22 school year, the school board is asking for community input… Continue reading

  • Sep 29, 2021
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Taco Time Northwest tries raising wages to $20/hour to compete in a difficult labor market

The local fast-food chain will pilot the new wage increase at three King County locations.

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City begins streambank stabilizing project / Briefs

Utilizing streambed structures, Mercer Island Public Works crews recently began stabilizing almost a quarter mile of eroded stream channel that flows into Lake Washington near… Continue reading

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Co-owners Sarah Cassidy and Luke Woodward stand in front of The Grange (photo by Cameron Sheppard)

How a Duvall restaurant makes a true farm-to-table experience

The Grange prepares sustainably produced meals pulled from the soil of the Snoqualmie Valley.

Co-owners Sarah Cassidy and Luke Woodward stand in front of The Grange (photo by Cameron Sheppard)
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Sound Transit decides on upcoming bus routes and stations

New routes will not be available until more than five years from now.

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Council passes ordinance to partner with area shelters for outreach services

The Sophia Way and Congregations for the Homeless are located on the Eastside.

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County councilmember proposes study to understand rental housing supply, costs in unincorporated King County

If passes, study would attempt identify the effects of regulation on rental market.

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Scoop Marketplace looks to cut waste out of grocery economy

The all-bulk grocery has two locations, one in Kirkland and Renton

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King County’s unemployment rate lower than most of Washington

South King County has been slower to recover compared to North King County.

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Walk’n Wag returns to Lake Sammamish State Park

All proceeds will benefit improvements and beautification projects for Lake Sammamish State Park.

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Seattle Children’s Hospital identifies racial disparities in infections, security response

The healthcare provider did not respond to multiple requests for data used to identify disparities.

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Peter Rogoff to step down as Sound Transit CEO in 2022

Became CEO in 2016; search for replacement to begin

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

Carpenters union strike on pause after “illegal picketing activity”

Union spokesperson claims wildcat protestors harrassed and threatened violence.

Carpenters union members peacefully strike on Sept. 16 in downtown Bellevue (photo by Cameron Sheppard)
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City re-elevates its Emergency Operations Center to Level 2 due to COVID

City manager has redirected more staff resources to support the center.

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Mercer Island Women’s Club to hold virtual meeting on Oct. 6

The Mercer Island Women’s Club (MIWC) will hold a Zoom gathering at 7 p.m. on Oct. 6. The purpose of the MIWC is to encourage… Continue reading

  • Sep 23, 2021
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Ban on single-use plastic bags in WA begins Oct. 1

Shoppers will have the choice to pay for a reusable plastic or recycled paper bag.

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Photos from Emma Artz Instagram page at https://www.instagram.com/emma__artz/?hl=en

Juanita HS student is one of the best downhill mountain bike racers in the world

Emma Artz represented the US in one of the most difficult bike races, placing in top-15.

Photos from Emma Artz Instagram page at https://www.instagram.com/emma__artz/?hl=en
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Housing and finance insiders call for subsidized housing families can own, instead of rent

Advocates say increasing homeownership will strengthen the community, build intergenerational wealth

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