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City Council officially terminates plans for Mercerdale Park

Persistant residents win their battle to protect public parkland.

From Olympia to Bellingham: Tiny home villages offer a path toward permanent housing

Beginning talks happening on Eastside village partnership.

Attendees of the Drag Queen Story Hour at the Fairwood Library exit the event. A walkway was held open for them by supporters while protesters held signs condemning the event behind them. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo

Tensions run high at Renton library over Drag Queen Story Hour

Supporters and protesters traded chants at June 27 event.

Attendees of the Drag Queen Story Hour at the Fairwood Library exit the event. A walkway was held open for them by supporters while protesters held signs condemning the event behind them. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo

Among 9 other candidates, Inslee gets his 6 minutes of fame

Here’s what the governor, a longshot presidential candidate, said in Miami Wednesday night.

  • Jun 27, 2019

After 35 years Mercer Island PD bids farewell to Cpl. Pritchard

He is one of city’s longest-serving employees.

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King County examines gun violence trends

Nearly 77 percent of shooting victims so far this year in county have been people of color.

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Residents plan the first All-Island Fourth of July Picnic

Due to budget cuts, the city of Mercer Island canceled several events including its largest and longest-running Summer Celebration. But despite the cuts, Islanders are… Continue reading

In this file photo, marchers make their way from Trinity Episcopal Church in Everett on Feb. 26, 2017. Muslim refugees’ admissions into the U.S. have declined by 85 percent since the Trump administration came into power in 2017, according to the International Rescue Committee. Sound Publishing file photo

Report: Fewer refugees settling in U.S. and Washington state

Admissions are on pace to only reach around one-fifth of their limit in 2019.

In this file photo, marchers make their way from Trinity Episcopal Church in Everett on Feb. 26, 2017. Muslim refugees’ admissions into the U.S. have declined by 85 percent since the Trump administration came into power in 2017, according to the International Rescue Committee. Sound Publishing file photo
Planes flying in from the North often cross over Mercer Island or Lake Washington before landing. Photo by Madeline Coats.

Increased air traffic and aviation demands disturb Island residents

Renton Municipal Airport could see future expansions.

Planes flying in from the North often cross over Mercer Island or Lake Washington before landing. Photo by Madeline Coats.
A high tide at Raymond’s Willapa Landing Park in Grays Harbor County, Washington. Sound Publishing file photo

On the West Coast, Washington is most prone to sea level rise damage

Report by the Center for Climate Integrity shows multibillion-dollar cost of battling back the sea.

A high tide at Raymond’s Willapa Landing Park in Grays Harbor County, Washington. Sound Publishing file photo
The Mercer Island Girl Scouts held an End of the Year Celebration on June 9.

Mercer Island Girl Scouts celebrates its members and volunteers

An End of The Year ceremony was held on June 9.

The Mercer Island Girl Scouts held an End of the Year Celebration on June 9.

Mercer Island High School graduates 398 seniors

Mercer Island High School held its 62nd commencement on June 11 at the accesso ShoWare Center in Kent.

Sister Cities Association recognizes students

The Board of the Mercer Island Sister City Association has announced three Mercer Island High School 2019 graduating seniors as this year’s recipients of the… Continue reading

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Buckle up for another smoky summer

Wildfires in Washington will likely roar back this year and into the future.

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What’s next for Washington’s 2045 green energy goal?

The Legislature set the goal, but how does the state actually get there?

Mark LeMaster and Stu Harris look at past class photos during the East Seattle Elementary School alumni event on June 8. Photo courtesy of Owen Blauman

East Seattle Elementary School reunites alumni

Over 150 East Seattle alumni gathered to honor their alma mater on June 9.

Mark LeMaster and Stu Harris look at past class photos during the East Seattle Elementary School alumni event on June 8. Photo courtesy of Owen Blauman

Tasting room proposal could redefine alcohol production in King County

Pilot program would benefit wineries, breweries and distilleries. Several farmers are concerned.

Mercer Island included a detailed map of where Verizon intends to install small cells throughout the city. Mercer Island / courtesy graphic

Mercer Island to see another wave of small cells

Verizon will take its turn in filling in the communication gaps on Mercer Island with small cells.

Mercer Island included a detailed map of where Verizon intends to install small cells throughout the city. Mercer Island / courtesy graphic
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                                Daniel Hankes, a junior at Mercer Island High School, is leading a drive to collect eyeglasses to be processed and distributed by the Northwest Lions Club Eyeglasses Recycling Center for his Eagle Scout Service Project.

MIHS Eagle Scout leads drive to collect eyeglasses for people in need

Daniel Hankes is leading a drive to collect eyeglasses to be processed and distributed by the Northwest Lions Club Eyeglasses Recycling Center.

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                                Daniel Hankes, a junior at Mercer Island High School, is leading a drive to collect eyeglasses to be processed and distributed by the Northwest Lions Club Eyeglasses Recycling Center for his Eagle Scout Service Project.