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Residents can report non-emergency service and maintenance issues online

Through the city’s online reporting tool MI-Connect, residents can apprise staff of non-emergency service requests and maintenance needs. Residents can report the location, provide details… Continue reading

  • Sep 15, 2021
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State employees including first responders sue state over vaccine mandate

The lawsuit filed on behalf of more than 90 plaintiffs claims Inslee’s order is unconstitutional.

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MI Parent Edge offers host of student-focused programs

MI Parent Edge has partnered with Challenge Success — a nonprofit affiliated with the Stanford University Graduate School of Education — for its 2021-22 virtual… Continue reading

  • Sep 14, 2021
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It’s a rad day for a skateboarding session

Mercer Island High School alumni Sam Bahn, left, and Joddy Krebs enjoy a skateboarding session at Mercerdale Park on Sept. 13. Andy Nystrom/ staff photos… Continue reading

  • Sep 14, 2021
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The state’s hospitals face “unprecedented collapse” amid COVID uptick warn healthcare unions

Union spokeperson says understaffing was a problem even before the pandemic.

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Union carpenters to go on strike, expected to impact Eastside Microsoft projects

Members authorized strike after rejecting AGC offer for the fourth time.

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pizza from Tom Douglas’ Serious Pie (courtesy of Serious Pie)

Eastside to get its first Serious Pie restaurant location

Serious Pie is owned by Seattle restaurateur Tom Douglas.

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Jazz flows at Art UnCorked

The Eastside Quintet of Joe Walrath, Jake Houser, Jacob Batchelder, Nate Sharp and Zack Mautz perform jazz tunes at the Mercer Island Art UnCorked event… Continue reading

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Axton Burton stands proudly in front of the greenhouse he made in his parent’s yard in Duvall, Wash. (photo by Cameron Sheppard)

How to make a greenhouse with 4,500 glass jars

How a Redmond resident spent nearly two years building a greenhouse out of salvaged materials.

Axton Burton stands proudly in front of the greenhouse he made in his parent’s yard in Duvall, Wash. (photo by Cameron Sheppard)
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‘Let’s roll’: Beamer shares his son’s story at 9/11 anniversary program

Mercer Island Covenant Living at the Shores hosts event.

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Gov. Jay Inslee talks about schools reopening during a past news conference. (Screenshot courtesy of TVW)
Gov. Jay Inslee talks about schools reopening during a past news conference. (Screenshot courtesy of TVW)
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King County is looking for community members to help oversee law enforcement accountability

Community Advisory Committee for Law Enforcement Oversight is in need of applicants.

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Residents provide input on traffic safety improvements

Due to issues with speeding near Mercer Island High School, the city recently installed three speed bumps and new four-inch lane channelization paint on 92nd… Continue reading

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Front of Silver Cloud Inn purchased in Redmond to serve as permanent supportive housing under the county’s Health Through Housing initiative (photo by Cameron Sheppard)

County officials field questions and concerns regarding Eastside homeless shelter

Residents in Redmond and the Eastside are worried about crime, safety and a lack of community input.

Front of Silver Cloud Inn purchased in Redmond to serve as permanent supportive housing under the county’s Health Through Housing initiative (photo by Cameron Sheppard)
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Mayor approves five proclamations at city council meeting

Wong acknowledges his father and other Chinese American WWII veterans.

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Gregoire will speak at Rotary meeting on Sept. 21

Former Washington state governor Christine Gregoire will discuss “Challenge Seattle: Ensuring the Seattle Area Continues to Thrive” at the Rotary Club of Mercer Island’s Sept.… Continue reading

  • Sep 8, 2021
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Garbage at the Cedar Hills Regional Landfill in Maple Valley. FILE PHOTO

Why burning our trash may not be as bad as it sounds

Understanding waste-to-energy’s financial and environmental impact in King County.

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City council supports possible partnership with two area shelters

City staff has connected with Congregations for the Homeless and The Sophia Way.

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People hold up signs in protest of Gov. Jay Inslee’s latest proclamations during a Rally for Medical Freedom on Aug. 25 in Buckley. Photo by Alex Bruell/Sound Publishing

State workers get incentive to comply with vaccine mandate

An agreement between the state and their union also provides for some leeway in meeting the deadline.

People hold up signs in protest of Gov. Jay Inslee’s latest proclamations during a Rally for Medical Freedom on Aug. 25 in Buckley. Photo by Alex Bruell/Sound Publishing