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The ballistic-missile submarine USS Henry M. Jackson (SSBN 730) arrives home at Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor following a strategic deterrent patrol in this 2015 file photo. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Cmdr. Brian Badura/Released)

What could Biden’s nuclear policy look like?

King County sits only miles away from one-third of the deployed U.S. nuclear arsenal.

The ballistic-missile submarine USS Henry M. Jackson (SSBN 730) arrives home at Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor following a strategic deterrent patrol in this 2015 file photo. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Cmdr. Brian Badura/Released)
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Rabbi Kornfeld to delve into ‘Journey of the Soul’

Kornfeld is the director and rabbi at Chabad Mercer Island.

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Windstorm causes power outages, closes roads and schools

A windstorm that ripped through the region overnight caused widespread power outages and road closures that has resulted in Mercer Island School District classes being… Continue reading

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Pop-up book store returns to town

The Friends of the Mercer Island Library has reopened its pop-up store at the previous 5 Elements Pilates location at 130-134 77th Ave. SE. The… Continue reading

  • Jan 11, 2021
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State representatives respond to roll call during an online meeting before their swearing in on Friday. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Other state representatives respond to roll call over a virtual meeting before their swearing in on Friday, Jan. 8, 2021, in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Click to unmute: Legislators prepare for an online session

State lawmakers will work remotely as they tackle COVID-19, economic recovery, police reform and more.

State representatives respond to roll call during an online meeting before their swearing in on Friday. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Other state representatives respond to roll call over a virtual meeting before their swearing in on Friday, Jan. 8, 2021, in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
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Rise Up! virtual fundraising breakfast set for Feb. 10 to support Youth and Family Services

The Mercer Island Youth and Family Services Foundation will hold its 19th annual fundraising breakfast virtually this year starting at 7:30 a.m. on Feb. 10.… Continue reading

  • Jan 11, 2021
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Stein to discuss new Burke Museum at Rotary meeting

Julie K. Stein, executive director of the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, will be the guest speaker at the Rotary Club of Mercer… Continue reading

  • Jan 10, 2021
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King County to expand COVID-19 vaccination efforts

“16,000 adults must be vaccinated every day for six months,” said King County Executive Dow Constantine.

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City council meeting on tap for Jan. 19

The Mercer Island City Council will hold its next regular video meeting on Jan. 19. The virtual meeting will be broadcast live on MITV Channel… Continue reading

  • Jan 9, 2021
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CARES Act funding will benefit Youth and Family Services staffers

Council votes to accept $243,129 CESF grant.

  • Jan 8, 2021
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Screenshot from a YouTube stream of the Jan. 6, 2021, protest at the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.

WA, King County lawmakers react to Capitol Building storming

A mob of right-wing agitators stormed the Capitol Building on Jan. 6, as Congress was preparing to certify the Electoral College presidential election count in… Continue reading

Screenshot from a YouTube stream of the Jan. 6, 2021, protest at the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.
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Weitz fired up about writing ‘The Dragon Diaries’

Youngster publishes book during the pandemic.

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Fire chief Heitman will soon lead Renton Regional Fire Authority

Mornick and Sommargren advance in their careers.

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In-person school is back in session for kindergartners

Mercer Island School District reopens doors for kindergartners on Jan. 6.

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Seattle renters seek cheaper rent in surrounding cities

One factor includes the ability to work remotely, according to housing economist.

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Asimakoupoulos publishes ‘Sheltering in Grace’

The Reverend Greg Asimakoupoulos, chaplain at Covenant Living at the Shores, has published his latest book, “Sheltering in Grace; Hopeful insights in Uncertain Times.” The… Continue reading

  • Jan 7, 2021
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State health officials announce next steps for vaccines

From the Washington State Department of Health: On Jan. 6, the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) released guidance for the next phase of COVID-19… Continue reading

  • Jan 6, 2021
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Kindergartners return to the classroom

Mercer Island School District kindergartners returned to in-person classes at 9:15 a.m. today at Lakeridge, Northwood, Island Park and West Mercer elementaries. According to assistant… Continue reading

  • Jan 6, 2021
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