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State Supreme Court strikes down $30 car-tab initiative

Justices unanimously agreed that voter-approved Initiative 976 is unconstitutional.

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Five candidates running for Legislative District 41 seats

Ballots mailed to voters on Oct. 14.

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Public can comment on Town Center development moratorium

Hearing set for Nov. 17 at council meeting.

  • Oct 14, 2020
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Large maple tree falls on section of Island Crest Way

Tree strikes vehicle’s hood; driver uninjured

  • Oct 12, 2020
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Final pop-up book sales at former chamber site on tap

Friends of the Mercer Island Library hold sales.

  • Oct 12, 2020
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Mercer Island Florist connects with the community

Business has been finding new ways to thrive.

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Council discusses comp plan and fire services

City council briefs

  • Oct 10, 2020
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Mercer Island’s Dondero turns 107 on 10/7

He visits with family at party and on Zoom calls.

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Hilary Franz (left) and Sue Kuehl Pederson

Wildfires, forest health are key issues in race to lead DNR

Republican Sue Kuehl Pederson is challenging incumbent Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz.

Hilary Franz (left) and Sue Kuehl Pederson
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City goes green to celebrate its third annual Arbor Day

Virtual plans and one small in-person event on tap.

  • Oct 9, 2020
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power grid electricity power lines blackouts PG&E (Shutterstock)

State extends moratorium on some electric, gas shutoffs

Investor-owned electric and natural gas utilities in WA can’t disconnect customers through April.

power grid electricity power lines blackouts PG&E (Shutterstock)
Screenshot from the state Employment Security Department’s website at esd.wa.gov.

State still sifting through thousands of unemployment claims

The recent Lost Wages Assistance program pumped an extra $625 million to Washington’s unemployed.

Screenshot from the state Employment Security Department’s website at esd.wa.gov.
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Beseckers reel in business idea to launch Premier Catch

They sell fresh seafood at pop-up shops.

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Washington Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee (left) and Republican challenger Loren Culp during Wednesday's debate. (TVW) 20201007

Inslee, Culp joust on COVID, climate, crime in feisty debate

In their only televised match-up, the two gubernatorial candidates differed on pretty much everything.

Washington Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee (left) and Republican challenger Loren Culp during Wednesday's debate. (TVW) 20201007
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Community welcomes new MISD families at meeting

There were presentations galore at Oct. 1 virtual event.

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Gov. Jay Inslee during his Oct. 6 news conference. (Screenshot)

Gov. Inslee loosens rules for bars, libraries and movie theaters

New rules come as coronavirus cases are on the rise statewide.

Gov. Jay Inslee during his Oct. 6 news conference. (Screenshot)
Jay Inslee (left) and Loren Culp

Inslee, Culp will meet in only televised debate Wednesday

The two candidates will answer questions for an hour but they will not be on stage together.

Jay Inslee (left) and Loren Culp
Cecil Lacy Jr. (Family photo)

Court: New trial in case of man who told police ‘Can’t breathe’

Cecil Lacy Jr. of Tulalip died in 2015 while in police custody.

Cecil Lacy Jr. (Family photo)
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