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Strike up the band, and some Seahawks football

Mercer Island High School musicians get in on the action.

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Screenshot taken from Rosa Parks Elementary School website.

Eastside school wins National Blue Ribbon honor

Rosa Parks Elementary School in Redmond is the only Washington school to win.

Screenshot taken from Rosa Parks Elementary School website.
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MI Parent Edge, school counselors team up to focus on students’ mental well-being

Virtual presentation targets elementary school students and parents.

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Screenshot taken of a King County video showing Wilburton Trestle

King County’s Eastside to receive major multi-modal transportation investment

Private and public investors will help build a regional biking and walking trail to mitigate traffic

Screenshot taken of a King County video showing Wilburton Trestle
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Planning commission to hold public hearing regarding Town Center retail requirements

The Mercer Island Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on a proposed amendment to the Mercer Island City Code to update the Town Center… Continue reading

  • Sep 20, 2021
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Koenig will speak at Rotary meeting on Oct. 5

John M. Koenig will discuss “The 7 Habits of Successful Diplomats” at the Rotary Club of Mercer Island’s Oct. 5 meeting. The main meeting will… Continue reading

  • Sep 20, 2021
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MIHS seniors named National Merit Scholarship Program semifinalists

Thirteen Mercer Island High School (MIHS) seniors have been named semifinalists in the 67th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. They are: Arin Agarwal, Jasper Burkey,… Continue reading

  • Sep 19, 2021
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Next up for city’s PROS Plan is virtual open house on Sept. 28

Discussion will continue regarding parks, recreation and open space.

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Poole digs into American history with her St. Monica students

Fifth-grade teacher was drawn to the school’s classical curriculum.

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Reed discusses the science of teaching success

She’s thriving at Northwest Yeshiva High School.

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NW Carpenters Union members strike in front of downtown Bellevue construction site (photo by Cameron Sheppard)

Carpenters union strike interupts some prominent Eastside construction projects

Union representative says members are prepared to strike “as long as it takes.”

NW Carpenters Union members strike in front of downtown Bellevue construction site (photo by Cameron Sheppard)
Photo courtesy of Valeria Boltneva from Pexels
Photo courtesy of Valeria Boltneva from Pexels
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Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

Residents and employees at Covenant Living at the Shores on Mercer Island recently held its seventh annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event with two… Continue reading

  • Sep 16, 2021
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MIHS marching band will perform at Seahawks game

Are you ready for some Mercer Island High School marching band tunes? This Sunday at the Seattle Seahawks’ regular season home opener versus the Tennessee… Continue reading

  • Sep 16, 2021
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Emergency preparedness enters the spotlight during September

FEMA Region 10 and other organizations hold Virtual Family Prep Night.

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Map of proposed landfill expansion sites (screenshot from King County website)

Waste management expert knocks county’s plan to expand landfill

The waste management advocate said the decision to expand seems pre-determined despite assessment.

Map of proposed landfill expansion sites (screenshot from King County website)
Participants in fundraiser previous event (courtesy of Alzheimer’s Association Washington State Chapter)

Walk To End Alzheimer’s returns to Eastside on Sept. 25

Alzheimer’s Association moves forward with plans for an in-person event.

  • Sep 15, 2021
Participants in fundraiser previous event (courtesy of Alzheimer’s Association Washington State Chapter)
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