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King County residents needed for first respiratory study using Apple watches

UW study to help find if devices can detect early warning signs of acute respiratory infections, such as COVID-19 and flu.

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Johnson & Johnson vaccine halted in Washington over side effect

Following federal guidance, Washington health care providers are temporarily pausing Johnson & Johnson shots while experts educate hospital systems on how to treat a rare… Continue reading

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Mercer Island Schools Foundation showcase set for April 25

In the virtual realm this year, the Mercer Island Schools Foundation will present its fundraising Spring for Schools Showcase and Auction at 7 p.m. on… Continue reading

  • Apr 13, 2021
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MIPD extends application deadline for Independent Force Investigation Team-King County

The Mercer Island Police Department (MIPD) has extended its deadline to April 23 in seeking at least two non-law enforcement applicants to represent the public… Continue reading

  • Apr 13, 2021
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Planning and Design commissions meetings on tap April 21 and 22

The Mercer Island Planning and Design commissions will hold their video meetings at 6 p.m. on April 21 and 22. The meetings will be broadcast… Continue reading

  • Apr 13, 2021
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Hamed Shirzad runs Shirzad Jewelry in Kirkland and recently completed an exhibit for the Bellevue Arts Museum, showcasing traditional Persian jewelry. Contributed by Hamed Shirzad

Kirkland’s Hamed Shirzad’s stunning Persian jewelry exhibit debuts at Bellevue Arts Museum

After a decade of work on his labor of love, Kirkland’s Hamed Shirzad has finished a set of Persian jewelry which will soon be on… Continue reading

Hamed Shirzad runs Shirzad Jewelry in Kirkland and recently completed an exhibit for the Bellevue Arts Museum, showcasing traditional Persian jewelry. Contributed by Hamed Shirzad
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Earth Day Fair set for April 22

Congregational Church on Mercer Island will hold an Earth Day Fair from 4-7 p.m. on April 22. The free event is open to the public… Continue reading

  • Apr 12, 2021
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High court ruling spurs effort to retool state’s drug laws

Meanwhile, the Blake decision has gotten people out jail, charges dismissed and possibly clemency for some.

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Lee will speak at Rotary meeting on April 20

Sharon Lee, executive director and founder of the Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI), will speak at the Rotary Club of Mercer Island’s April 20 meeting.… Continue reading

  • Apr 12, 2021
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Design Commission seeks clarifications to Xing-hua development design

Commission and project applicant will meet on April 22.

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City’s Healthy Youth Initiative partners with King County on Laced & Lethal campaign

Campaign targets youth and young adults in the region.

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Anderl will seek re-election to Mercer Island City Council

Longtime resident currently holds Position 4.

  • Apr 9, 2021
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Forensic anthropology is in her bones: Taylor helps identify youngest Green River Killer victim

Mercer Island High School graduate receives Pathfinder Award.

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City applies for grant focused on acute COVID-19 relief and recovery

Grant aimed at outdoor seating for eating and drinking establishments.

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The Monroe Correctional Complex on April 9, 2020. (Sound Publishing file photo)

Formerly incarcerated people regain right to vote in Washington

Rights restored immediately upon release.

  • Apr 8, 2021
The Monroe Correctional Complex on April 9, 2020. (Sound Publishing file photo)
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Islander native makes an impact behind the camera lens

Meade discusses his experiences in 2020 and beyond.

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Spring Chinook Salmon. Photo courtesy Michael Humling, US Fish & Wildlife Service

Salmon update: King County wants cleaner water, more habitat

Salmon and orcas are in the spotlight once again as King County unveils a new strategic plan to rework its approach to protecting water quality… Continue reading

Spring Chinook Salmon. Photo courtesy Michael Humling, US Fish & Wildlife Service
Guns seized during April 7 arrests (photo credit: Dept. of Justice)

More than 20 arrested across the Puget Sound in drug distribution conspiracy

DOJ says law enforcement agencies seized over 70 guns and hundreds of thousands in cash.

Guns seized during April 7 arrests (photo credit: Dept. of Justice)
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Youth Suicide Prevention for Parents program set for April 20

MI Parent Edge and the Islander Middle School Counseling Team will present Signs of Suicide: Youth Suicide Prevention for Parents at 7 p.m. April 20… Continue reading

  • Apr 7, 2021
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Snoqualmie Tribe, partners, to open Eastside’s first community-based mass vaccination site on April 12

Located at Lake Sammamish State Park, it has capacity for up to 300 people per day.

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