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In a 2015 report from the Washington State Department of Ecology, King County’s Cedar Hills Regional Landfill received 53,739 tons of of plastic bags and wrap from housing and commercial sources alone. File photo/Sound Publishing

No good solution to the plastics problem

Plastic is piling up everywhere from King County to ocean floors, and humans keep making more.

In a 2015 report from the Washington State Department of Ecology, King County’s Cedar Hills Regional Landfill received 53,739 tons of of plastic bags and wrap from housing and commercial sources alone. File photo/Sound Publishing
Eagle Scout Elliott Hendrickson and Kim Frappier from the City’s Parks and Recreation Department with the new Pioneer Park fence.

Mercer Island Eagle Scout partners with City’s Park and Recreation Department

Elliott Hendrickson builds fence at Pioneer Park.

Eagle Scout Elliott Hendrickson and Kim Frappier from the City’s Parks and Recreation Department with the new Pioneer Park fence.

Jesse Bon appointed interim city manager

Bon will serve in the role as the city looks for a replacement following Julie Underwood’s departure.

  • Jun 5, 2019
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                                Mercer Island High School seniors Grace Z. Zhang and Max Tanzer will graduate June 11. The MIHS graduation ceremony will be held June 11 at Kent Accesso ShoWare Center.

MIHS seniors shine throughout high school

Seniors Grace Z. Zhang and Max Tanzer will be graduating June 11.

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                                Mercer Island High School seniors Grace Z. Zhang and Max Tanzer will graduate June 11. The MIHS graduation ceremony will be held June 11 at Kent Accesso ShoWare Center.
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King County homelessness count shows 17 percent decrease overall

Decreases are not even among different demographics.

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Farmers Market season is back

Mercer Island Farmers Market will run every Sunday through September 29.

The co-responder way: mental health professionals and officers team up

Local departments are making the push for permanent funding.

Boeing says decision on new airplane will come this year

With the 737 Max crisis far from over, there was speculation that a 797 decision might be delayed.

Mercer Island announces this year’s Mostly Music in the Park Concert Series

This will be the Island’s 33rd year celebrating Mostly Music in the Park.

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                                Bud Palmberg was the lead pastor of the Evergreen Covenant Church for nearly three decades and saw the church grow from 55 to more than 1,000. He died on May 21 on a mission trip to Bali.

Remembering Bud Palmberg

The longtime resident and pastor was beloved by many who knew him.

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                                Bud Palmberg was the lead pastor of the Evergreen Covenant Church for nearly three decades and saw the church grow from 55 to more than 1,000. He died on May 21 on a mission trip to Bali.

Sexual misconduct reports triple following ‘Report it to Stop it’ campaign

Joint effort to curb unwanted harassment proves successful.

King County’s $5 million derelict boat problem

When a boat sinks, it costs a lot to bring it up, with millions being spent since 2003 on removals.

Self-driving cars: Heaven or hell?

Depending on factors, traffic and environmental impacts could become better or worse.

Measles confirmed at two Eastside Schools

Parents urged to monitor children for signs.

Candidates file for November 2019 election

Locals will vote on a variety of local and county positions.

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Susan’s quest for ‘justice’ and the civil legal system dilemma

Susan Chen’s story begins as a criminal matter. In 2013 she paid a visit to a King County care facility with her son and saw… Continue reading

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Daughter in room below, burglary happening above | Police Blotter

Police blotter for April 18-23.

  • May 17, 2019
Sunnybeam School will be replacing its large areas of gravel with engravable pavers, called “Legacy Bricks.” Madison Miller / staff photo

Legacy Bricks to be installed on Sunnybeam School’s playground

Sunnybeam School allows community to commemorate memories through playground renovation.

Sunnybeam School will be replacing its large areas of gravel with engravable pavers, called “Legacy Bricks.” Madison Miller / staff photo