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Businesses report challenges and needs through city survey

176 Island businesses respond to summer survey.

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Art gallery reopening, Pumpkin Walk canceled / City briefs

The art gallery at the Mercer Island Community and Event Center is reopening and will hold its annual holiday show, coordinated by the Mercer Island… Continue reading

  • Oct 8, 2021
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Photos of drug bust and Fury the K9 unit (courtesy of King County Sheriff's Office)

King County Sheriff’s Office confiscates over $1 million worth of deadly fentanyl during drug bust

With help from a search dog, officers found 97,000 fentanyl pills and eight pounds of heroin.

Photos of drug bust and Fury the K9 unit (courtesy of King County Sheriff's Office)
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Mercer Island virtual candidate forum set for Oct. 12

League of Women Voters of Seattle-King County and Mercer Island PTA Council 2.9 will present a Mercer Island virtual candidate forum from 7-8:30 p.m. Oct.… Continue reading

  • Oct 8, 2021
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Fall recycling event set for Oct. 30

The city will hold its fall recycling event from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 30 at the Mercer Island Community and Event Center parking… Continue reading

  • Oct 8, 2021
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Halloween event to benefit ‘Care for the Cottage’ restoration project

The Pioneer Park Youth Club will present a Toddlers-to-Tweens Trick-or-Treat Party from 3-5 p.m. Oct. 30 at Sunnybeam Playground, Cottage and Stables, located off Island… Continue reading

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Lambert’s flyer depicting her opponent, Sarah Perry, as a “socialist puppet” (tweeted by KC Councilmember Girmay Zahilay)

County councilmember sends out flyers depicting her opponent as a “socialist puppet”

Some say the imagery and rhetoric used are racist and divisive.

Lambert’s flyer depicting her opponent, Sarah Perry, as a “socialist puppet” (tweeted by KC Councilmember Girmay Zahilay)
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West Point Treatment Plant in Seattle. Photo courtesy of King County
West Point Treatment Plant in Seattle. Photo courtesy of King County
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Four COVID-19 variants are more likely to cause hospitalization

Four COVID-19 variants are more likely to put you in the hospital, according to the Washington State Department of Health. The Delta, Alpha, Beta and… Continue reading

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Bender and her fellow students thrive at Northwest Yeshiva High School

Senior receives National Merit Scholarship program honor.

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NW Carpenters Union members strike in downtown Bellevue on Sept. 16 (photo by Cameron Sheppard)

Carpenters back to work after tentative agreement reached with AGC

Union VP said agreement includes 15% wage increase as well as expanded job site parking.

NW Carpenters Union members strike in downtown Bellevue on Sept. 16 (photo by Cameron Sheppard)
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Islanders make a trainload of donations to Mercerdale Park playground renovation project

Mercer Island Preschool Association leads the way.

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photos courtesy of Cedar River Salmon Journey

Cedar River Salmon Journey events allow close look at spawning salmon

Seattle Aquarium to host events every weekend in October at multiple Cedar River locations.

photos courtesy of Cedar River Salmon Journey
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Washington state’s minimum wage increasing to $14.49 next year

Increase attributed to more expensive gas, housing, household furnishings and food, state’s Department of Labor & Industries says.

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City council passes three interim housing ordinances / City briefs

At its Sept. 21 regular meeting, the Mercer Island City Council passed three ordinances on an interim emergency basis to make the city’s zoning code… Continue reading

  • Oct 5, 2021
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This Dec. 2, 2020, file photo provided by Johnson Johnson shows vials of the COVID-19 vaccine in the United States. Courtesy photo

King County woman dies from ‘rare’ Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine blood clot

The woman received her shot on Aug. 26 and died in early September, according to public health.

This Dec. 2, 2020, file photo provided by Johnson Johnson shows vials of the COVID-19 vaccine in the United States. Courtesy photo
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Fabulous fall colors

Fall colors pop as students stroll on Southeast 42nd Street on a recent afternoon. Andy Nystrom/ staff photo… Continue reading

  • Oct 5, 2021
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School counselors discuss how they’re supporting students in need

MI Parent Edge event focuses on middle and high school students.

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