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                                Heather Cartwright, who is running for Mercer Island City Council Position 5, answers a question during an Oct. 3 candidate forum hosted by the Mercer Island Chamber of Commerce.

Candidates participate in Chamber of Commerce forum

All ten people running for City Council answered questions during luncheon event.

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                                Heather Cartwright, who is running for Mercer Island City Council Position 5, answers a question during an Oct. 3 candidate forum hosted by the Mercer Island Chamber of Commerce.
King County is not on track to meet its greenhouse gas emissions goals, but emissions also have not been rising with population growth. File photo

King County isn’t on track to meet emissions goals

The goals were ambitious but progress has been slow.

King County is not on track to meet its greenhouse gas emissions goals, but emissions also have not been rising with population growth. File photo
King County is considering ways to increase both the supply of and demand for compost to help divert organic material from the landfill. File photo

King County wants to boost composting market

In 2018, around one-third of material sent to regional landfill could have been composted.

King County is considering ways to increase both the supply of and demand for compost to help divert organic material from the landfill. File photo
Bellevue is the most expensive place in the region to rent an apartment, according to a new analysis. Courtesy photo

Several Eastside cities are among most expensive to rent in Northwest

Bellevue topped the list for highest apartment rents during the first half of 2019.

Bellevue is the most expensive place in the region to rent an apartment, according to a new analysis. Courtesy photo

Phone scam: Subject poses as PSE representative | Police Blotter

Police blotter for Sept. 14-18.

  • Oct 4, 2019
Chris Baumgartner, Ink and Acrylic on canvas, Clarke & Clarke Art + Artifacts
                                Chris Baumgartner, Ink and Acrylic on canvas, Clarke & Clarke Art + Artifacts

First Friday Art Walk this weekend

The monthly First Friday Art Walk on Mercer Island returns this weekend. Participating galleries are Clarke & Clarke Art + Artifacts, MIVAL Gallery (Mercer Island… Continue reading

  • Oct 4, 2019
Chris Baumgartner, Ink and Acrylic on canvas, Clarke & Clarke Art + Artifacts
                                Chris Baumgartner, Ink and Acrylic on canvas, Clarke & Clarke Art + Artifacts
Tam Dinh and John Rivera-Dirks compete for MISD school board position 5. Courtesy photos

Dinh and Rivera-Dirks compete for MISD school board position 5

Candidates touch on curriculum, affordability and transportation.

  • Oct 4, 2019
Tam Dinh and John Rivera-Dirks compete for MISD school board position 5. Courtesy photos
Daniel Thompson (L) and Dave Rosenbaum

Rosenbaum and Thompson race for for Mercer Island Council Pos. 1

Dave Rosenbaum and Daniel Thompson share their views on budget priorities, transit development, and more.

  • Oct 3, 2019
Daniel Thompson (L) and Dave Rosenbaum

Presumed bodies of missing boaters located near Mercer Island Monday

Medical examiner will determine cause of death.

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                                From left, Kam Yee, Karolyn Streck, Nina Bowman, Steve Sheppard and John Faith load donated clothes boxes on a cart at Rising Star Elementary School.

Mercer Island Rotary, SJCC make clothing donation to Seattle school

Hundreds of winter clothing items gifted to students.

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                                From left, Kam Yee, Karolyn Streck, Nina Bowman, Steve Sheppard and John Faith load donated clothes boxes on a cart at Rising Star Elementary School.
Habitat for the marbled murrelet in King County includes areas around the Middle and North Forks of the Snoqualmie River, as well as areas around the Skykomish and Upper Cedar rivers. File photo

Conservation plan for native seabird moves forward

Washington state regulations for the marbled murrelet have been in limbo since 1997.

Habitat for the marbled murrelet in King County includes areas around the Middle and North Forks of the Snoqualmie River, as well as areas around the Skykomish and Upper Cedar rivers. File photo
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Free printing costs King County libraries $1 million each year

The library board is considering reducing the number of free pages from 75 a week to 10.

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$30 car tab proposal returns to ballot in November

Tim Eyman-led initiative would restrict car tabs and transportation benefit districts in Washington.

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                                The Friendship Circle hosted their eighth annual Walk, Run, and Community Day at Luther Burbank Park on Sept. 22. Participants gathered for the event, despite the rain.

Friendship Circle celebrates their 8th annual Walk, Run, and Community day

Community members gathered for the event on Sept. 22.

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                                The Friendship Circle hosted their eighth annual Walk, Run, and Community Day at Luther Burbank Park on Sept. 22. Participants gathered for the event, despite the rain.

Anderl and Allcorn seek city council position 4

Mercer Island City Council pos. 4 General Election race questionnaire.

  • Sep 27, 2019

Bertlin and Jacobson in the race for Mercer Island Council Po. 7

Candidates touch on development, transit and growth.

  • Sep 26, 2019
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                                Republic Services will continue collection on Mercer Island through Sept. 30. The island’s new contract with Recology starts Oct. 1.

New garbage service underway next week

Recology will take over for Republic Services on Oct. 1.

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                                Republic Services will continue collection on Mercer Island through Sept. 30. The island’s new contract with Recology starts Oct. 1.

Washington Husky tickets stolen from residence | Police Blotter

Police blotter for Sept. 6-9.

  • Sep 25, 2019
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                                Heather Cartwright and Craig Reynolds are running for Mercer Island city council Position 5 in the general election on Nov. 5.

Reynolds, Cartwright vying for city’s Position 5 seat

Election questionnaire for city council candidates.

  • Sep 25, 2019
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                                Heather Cartwright and Craig Reynolds are running for Mercer Island city council Position 5 in the general election on Nov. 5.
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                                Islander Middle School students Rebecca de Broglio and Rhett Hounsell, among others, speak before IMS students at Friday’s climate strike.

IMS students organize climate strike

IMS students walked out of class at 10 a.m. on Friday as part of the global climate strike.

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                                Islander Middle School students Rebecca de Broglio and Rhett Hounsell, among others, speak before IMS students at Friday’s climate strike.