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East DDC building front where postal workers held an informational picket (photo credit: Cameron Sheppard)

Postal workers protest the “The Great Mail Slowdown” in East King County

Union spokespeople say the closure of the East DDC will effect delivery times across the region.

East DDC building front where postal workers held an informational picket (photo credit: Cameron Sheppard)
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Food pantry remains closed, but the giving continues

YFS operates on a gift-card model to assist residents in need.

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Participants in the Walk To End Alzheimer’s (courtesy of Alzheimer’s Association Washington State Chapter)

Walk To End Alzheimer’s raises $117,000

Proceeds from the event fund Alzheimer’s and dementia research and helps to support patients.

  • Oct 1, 2021
Participants in the Walk To End Alzheimer’s (courtesy of Alzheimer’s Association Washington State Chapter)
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Woodinville Fire & Rescue joins Eastside Fire & Rescue as contract for service begins

The ten-year contract for service is expected to decrease costs and to expand emergency services.

  • Oct 1, 2021
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Gregoire discusses COVID, chronic homelessness and more at Rotary meeting

Former Washington state governor heads Challenge Seattle.

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Mercer Island’s Bendrick plays strong in USGA tournament

Mercer Island’s Jacqueline Bendrick takes a shot during her 1 up victory over Stephanie Gelleni of Venezuela in a Round of 32 match on Sept.… Continue reading

  • Sep 30, 2021
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Screenshot taken from Sept. 29 press conference from Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Youtube

Richard Sherman speaks on mental health stigma that prevented him from asking for help

After signing with Tampa Bay, Sherman says he was “proud” to ask for help after arrest.

Screenshot taken from Sept. 29 press conference from Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Youtube
Fentanyl-related deaths in King County over past few years (courtesy of Public Health – Seattle & King County)

King County councilmember sounds alarm on fentanyl problem in the region

Reagan Dunn is proposing increased resources in next budget to help lower rate of fentanyl deaths.

Fentanyl-related deaths in King County over past few years (courtesy of Public Health – Seattle & King County)
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Officers wear special pink patches during Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Mercer Island Police Department (MIPD) officers will be wearing special pink patches during Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October as MIPD joins other departments across… Continue reading

  • Sep 30, 2021
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Welcome to the Mercer Island School District event on tap

All families new to the Mercer Island School District are invited to a virtual welcome event at 5 p.m. Oct. 7 on Zoom at https://mercerislandschools.zoom.us/j/89001410981.… Continue reading

  • Sep 30, 2021
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Residents share opinions on PROS Plan at virtual open house

City plan focuses on parks, recreation and open space.

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Front bar at Bellevue’s Civility & Unrest (courtesy of Civility & Unrest)

Two of James Beard Award-winning chef Jason Wilson’s restaurants to reopen in October

The Lakehouse plans to reopen Oct. 12 and Civility & Unrest reopens Oct. 14.

Front bar at Bellevue’s Civility & Unrest (courtesy of Civility & Unrest)
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Community can provide input regarding next school district superintendent

With Mercer Island School District Superintendent Donna Colosky retiring at the end of the 2021-22 school year, the school board is asking for community input… Continue reading

  • Sep 29, 2021
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Taco Time Northwest tries raising wages to $20/hour to compete in a difficult labor market

The local fast-food chain will pilot the new wage increase at three King County locations.

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City begins streambank stabilizing project / Briefs

Utilizing streambed structures, Mercer Island Public Works crews recently began stabilizing almost a quarter mile of eroded stream channel that flows into Lake Washington near… Continue reading

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Co-owners Sarah Cassidy and Luke Woodward stand in front of The Grange (photo by Cameron Sheppard)

How a Duvall restaurant makes a true farm-to-table experience

The Grange prepares sustainably produced meals pulled from the soil of the Snoqualmie Valley.

Co-owners Sarah Cassidy and Luke Woodward stand in front of The Grange (photo by Cameron Sheppard)
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Sound Transit decides on upcoming bus routes and stations

New routes will not be available until more than five years from now.

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Council passes ordinance to partner with area shelters for outreach services

The Sophia Way and Congregations for the Homeless are located on the Eastside.

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County councilmember proposes study to understand rental housing supply, costs in unincorporated King County

If passes, study would attempt identify the effects of regulation on rental market.

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