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Imagine Housing has nearly 640 households across its various properties. (Google Maps)

Tenants demand more relief from Eastside low-income housing provider

During a virtual fundraiser, several tenants protested outside the house of CEO Villette Nolon.

Imagine Housing has nearly 640 households across its various properties. (Google Maps)
Among the candidates for Washington state governor in 2020: (Top row, L-R): Omari Tahir Garrett, Winston Wilkes, Thor Amundson, Cameron Vessey, Martin ‘Iceman’ Wheeler, Ryan Ryals; (middle row L-R): Liz Hallock, Goodspaceguy, Gov. Jay Inslee, Don Rivers, Gene Hart; (bottom row L-R): Phil Fortunato, Tim Eyman, Alex Tsimerman, Cairo D’Almeida, Cregan Newhouse, Raul Garcia.

GOP gubernatorial hopefuls aim to oust Inslee amid COVID-19

Former Bothell mayor Joshua Freed and initiative-pusher Tim Eyman could be the front-runners.

Among the candidates for Washington state governor in 2020: (Top row, L-R): Omari Tahir Garrett, Winston Wilkes, Thor Amundson, Cameron Vessey, Martin ‘Iceman’ Wheeler, Ryan Ryals; (middle row L-R): Liz Hallock, Goodspaceguy, Gov. Jay Inslee, Don Rivers, Gene Hart; (bottom row L-R): Phil Fortunato, Tim Eyman, Alex Tsimerman, Cairo D’Almeida, Cregan Newhouse, Raul Garcia.
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Mercer Island council reallocates HR savings, reschedules planned budget discussions

Council also discussed the Transportation Improvement Program and a Port of Seattle grant.

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Nonprofit launches new online COVID-19 local resource hub for King County

Hub collects links for more than 300 local resources for people affected by virus.

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Seven candidates running for 41st Legislative District positions

Primary election is Aug. 3; district covers Mercer Island and Newcastle as well as parts of Bellevue, Sammamish, Renton and Issaquah.

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Rampant false unemployment claims, car prowls | Mercer Island police blotter

A sample from the most recent Mercer Island police log.

  • May 20, 2020
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Screenshot from the virtual May 5 Mercer Island City Council meeting.

City manager sheds light on Mercer Island’s finances

City manager Jessi Bon shared budget updates at a May 5 council meeting.

Screenshot from the virtual May 5 Mercer Island City Council meeting.

Sound Transit to get $166.3 million federal grant for COVID-19 response

Funds for operating costs, maintenance, disinfecting vehicles and keeping drivers safe

  • May 19, 2020

State issues guidance on dental care, medical appointments

Resumption of those practices depends on adequate protective equipment and patient screening.

A few people wear face masks when the city of Enumclaw recently had a “downtown cruise” where people drove around downtown to order food from local restaurants. RAY MILLER-STILL, Enumclaw Courier-Herald

King County directive to wear face coverings in effect May 18

Effort to help slow spread of COVID-19

  • May 18, 2020
A few people wear face masks when the city of Enumclaw recently had a “downtown cruise” where people drove around downtown to order food from local restaurants. RAY MILLER-STILL, Enumclaw Courier-Herald
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New details released around Mercer Island victim in hotel homicide

Remains of Mercer Island man were discovered by police last week in Renton hotel.

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Bellevue teacher arrested on child rape charges

A Bellevue School District teacher was arrested at his home May 14 on charges of child molestation, rape and exploitation. Charges were filed May 15… Continue reading

  • May 15, 2020
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Mercer Island kindergarten registration opens for upcoming school year

The Mercer Island School District recently made the announcement on its website.

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Exterior of the Mercer Island Community Center. File photo

King County loses second most clean energy jobs in nation

The sector has been hit hard nationwide but only Los Angeles County saw more loss than King County.

State to deploy brigade of ‘contact tracers’ to track virus

Force of 1,371 including National Guard will assist local health districts statewide.

Supreme Court ponders state’s limits on presidential electors

Justices consider cases in which three Washington state residents went rogue and didn’t vote for Clinton.

Pizza-related crimes, scores of mailbox thefts | Mercer Island police blotter

A sample from the Mercer Island police log.

  • May 13, 2020
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Metro, Sound Transit request more federal aid as ridership plummets

Agencies face major shortfalls in their budgets.

Passengers on a King County Metro bus. File photo