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Fires, floods, destruction: Washington copes with worsening climate change

From rising sea levels and crop failures to dying forests and fish, Washington state is struggling

Police chiefs: More than a year to find, train new officers

HB1253 requires new hires complete basic training requirements within two months.

Cantwell, DelBene lead rally for national conservation, recreation program

The legislation has now been passed by the Senate and House, and is headed to the president’s desk.

One of Seattle Weekly’s “Best of Seattle” issues from Aug. 2016.

Seattle Weekly’s last print edition is Feb. 27

Message to readers from Josh O’Connor, president of Sound Publishing

  • Feb 26, 2019
One of Seattle Weekly’s “Best of Seattle” issues from Aug. 2016.
Metropolitan King County Council proclaimed February 2019 as Black History Month in King County. Delbert Richardson founder of the American History Traveling Museum received the proclamation. Photo courtesy of King County Council.

King County Council proclaims February 2019 as Black History Month

Delbert Richardson of the American History Traveling Museum receives the proclamation.

Metropolitan King County Council proclaimed February 2019 as Black History Month in King County. Delbert Richardson founder of the American History Traveling Museum received the proclamation. Photo courtesy of King County Council.
Photo courtesy of U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency

Legislature ‘prays’ for Congress to curb president’s ability to launch nukes

Washington has more nuclear weapons than any other state

  • Feb 25, 2019
Photo courtesy of U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency

Pottmeyer steps down as Friends of Youth CEO

Lwali selected to take her position.

Sign found vandalized with spray paint in Mercerdale Park

Police ask residents to report suspicious activity.

King County charter update targets police oversight, elections, council size

A commission is reviewing the county’s charter and will make recommendations by May.

Primrose School of West Bellevue saw a second location in Washington open in 2018. Madison Miller/staff photo.

Parents are feeling the pinch of child care costs

A King County report charts ways the county could reduce child care costs and boost access.

Primrose School of West Bellevue saw a second location in Washington open in 2018. Madison Miller/staff photo.

Law would prohibit eye tattoos in Washington state

Canada has already banned this procedure

  • Feb 21, 2019

Split Washington in two? 51st state movement highlights cultural divide

Rep. Matt Shea of Spokane introduces bill to establish state in Eastern Washington called Liberty

  • Feb 21, 2019

MIYFS postpones annual breakfast to March 6

Due to the snowfall, the Mercer Island Youth and Family Services Foundation pushed the event.

  • Feb 21, 2019

MICA moves forward to inclusion in city mixed-use development

Mercer Island Center for the Arts (MICA) moved closer to inclusion in the Commuter Parking Mixed Use Project after the Jan. 15 City Council meeting.… Continue reading

  • Feb 21, 2019

Repercussions could come to law enforcement who refuse I-1639, AG says

‘State and local law enforcement must uphold Washington law.’

The trash situation at a Redmond apartment complex remained overflowing in the afternoon on Tuesday, Feb. 19, after a series of snowstorms hit the region in February. Corey Morris/staff photo

Garbage service resumes on Eastside, after weeks without collection

Snow disrupted service on the Eastside.

The trash situation at a Redmond apartment complex remained overflowing in the afternoon on Tuesday, Feb. 19, after a series of snowstorms hit the region in February. Corey Morris/staff photo

Despite Supreme Court Ruling, activists fight youth incarceration in King County

No New Youth Jail Coalition members send Valentines to King County officials asking them to reconsider funding priorities

Mercer Island Jewish leader joins 3,000 women for conference

Education, mental health, fundraising, counseling and inclusion among topics addressed.

  • Feb 19, 2019

Mercer Island adopts temporary ordinances governing design of small cell facilities

Mercer Island is adapting its policies to take a new FCC rule into effect. In September 2018, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted a new… Continue reading

  • Feb 18, 2019