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Tips for staying safe during Washington’s heat wave

The Puget Sound region could see record breaking temperatures this week as a heat wave hits Washington. Monday’s temperatures reached the high 80s. The record… Continue reading

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Mercer Island Marine Patrol recovers Bellevue man who drowned in Lake Washington

Mercer Island’s Marine Patrol recovered an adult male who drowned in Lake Washington at approximately 5:30 p.m. June 17. He went missing about 22 and… Continue reading

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Juneteenth on the Island: ‘What Freedom Means to Me’

ONE MI and the city of Mercer Island are inviting residents to engage in the conversation of “What Freedom Means to Me.” In the week… Continue reading

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Cyclist sustains minor injuries in hit-and-run

A cyclist sustained minor injuries after being struck by a vehicle on June 19 in the 4300 block of East Mercer Way, according to the… Continue reading

  • Jun 20, 2021
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City council votes not to include YFS levy on the November ballot

It’s not the right time for a levy, council said.

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MIPD Marine Patrol members search for missing man in Lake Washington

Members of the Mercer Island Police Department (MIPD) Marine Patrol and Bellevue emergency responders searched for a missing man in Lake Washington on the evening… Continue reading

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‘It truly is a community working together’

Group of MIHS seniors receive Mercer Island PTA Council Community Scholarship.

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MISD selects Isakson as new West Mercer Elementary principal

Staff Report Megan Isakson, current associate principal for Island Park and Northwood elementary schools, has been selected to take the reins as the new principal… Continue reading

  • Jun 17, 2021
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Mercer Island Library set to reopen on July 7

The Mercer Island Library will reopen for public access on July 7, according to the city. The King County Library System (KCLS) is advancing to… Continue reading

  • Jun 17, 2021
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Evergreen Chapter of the National Charity League honors class of 2021 seniors

The Mercer Island Evergreen Chapter of the National Charity League (NCL) honored the community service and leadership contributions of its membership at the chapter’s annual… Continue reading

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A protective mask hanging on a front door. (Sound Publishing file photo)

King County to lift indoor mask mandate on June 29

About 1.3 million county residents have completed their COVID-19 vaccine series.

A protective mask hanging on a front door. (Sound Publishing file photo)
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King County leaders propose emergency funding for gun violence prevention initiative

Sixty-nine people were reportedly shot during the first quarter of 2021.

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School district partners with Innovation Learning for child care

Innovation Learning is partnering with the Mercer Island School District to provide before- and after-school child care at the four elementary schools. Registration is now… Continue reading

  • Jun 14, 2021
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‘It’s so great to know all my hard work paid off’

Northwest Yeshiva High School valedictorian discusses school, life.

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Yellow Wood Academy graduates

The following seniors of Mercer Island’s Yellow Wood Academy class of 2021 have earned their diplomas: Lindsey Bryan Henry Burner Ellen Callahan Brooke Erickson Nate… Continue reading

  • Jun 14, 2021
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Dancing away at ‘CAR-nival’

Kids flow through pop-up classes from Creation Dance Studio at the Mercer Island Preschool Association “CAR-nival” on June 12 in the Mercer Island Community &… Continue reading

  • Jun 13, 2021
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Vermillion will speak at Rotary meeting on June 22

Allecia Vermillion, executive editor of Seattle Met, will speak at the Rotary Club of Mercer Island’s June 22 meeting. The main meeting will begin at… Continue reading

  • Jun 13, 2021
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