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Scoop Marketplace looks to cut waste out of grocery economy

The all-bulk grocery has two locations, one in Kirkland and Renton

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King County’s unemployment rate lower than most of Washington

South King County has been slower to recover compared to North King County.

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Walk’n Wag returns to Lake Sammamish State Park

All proceeds will benefit improvements and beautification projects for Lake Sammamish State Park.

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Seattle Children’s Hospital identifies racial disparities in infections, security response

The healthcare provider did not respond to multiple requests for data used to identify disparities.

Seattle Children’s Hospital (Courtesy photo)
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Peter Rogoff to step down as Sound Transit CEO in 2022

Became CEO in 2016; search for replacement to begin

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

Carpenters union strike on pause after “illegal picketing activity”

Union spokesperson claims wildcat protestors harrassed and threatened violence.

Carpenters union members peacefully strike on Sept. 16 in downtown Bellevue (photo by Cameron Sheppard)
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City re-elevates its Emergency Operations Center to Level 2 due to COVID

City manager has redirected more staff resources to support the center.

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Mercer Island Women’s Club to hold virtual meeting on Oct. 6

The Mercer Island Women’s Club (MIWC) will hold a Zoom gathering at 7 p.m. on Oct. 6. The purpose of the MIWC is to encourage… Continue reading

  • Sep 23, 2021
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Ban on single-use plastic bags in WA begins Oct. 1

Shoppers will have the choice to pay for a reusable plastic or recycled paper bag.

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Juanita HS student is one of the best downhill mountain bike racers in the world

Emma Artz represented the US in one of the most difficult bike races, placing in top-15.

Photos from Emma Artz Instagram page at https://www.instagram.com/emma__artz/?hl=en
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Housing and finance insiders call for subsidized housing families can own, instead of rent

Advocates say increasing homeownership will strengthen the community, build intergenerational wealth

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Strike up the band, and some Seahawks football

Mercer Island High School musicians get in on the action.

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Eastside school wins National Blue Ribbon honor

Rosa Parks Elementary School in Redmond is the only Washington school to win.

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MI Parent Edge, school counselors team up to focus on students’ mental well-being

Virtual presentation targets elementary school students and parents.

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Screenshot taken of a King County video showing Wilburton Trestle

King County’s Eastside to receive major multi-modal transportation investment

Private and public investors will help build a regional biking and walking trail to mitigate traffic

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Planning commission to hold public hearing regarding Town Center retail requirements

The Mercer Island Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on a proposed amendment to the Mercer Island City Code to update the Town Center… Continue reading

  • Sep 20, 2021
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Koenig will speak at Rotary meeting on Oct. 5

John M. Koenig will discuss “The 7 Habits of Successful Diplomats” at the Rotary Club of Mercer Island’s Oct. 5 meeting. The main meeting will… Continue reading

  • Sep 20, 2021
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MIHS seniors named National Merit Scholarship Program semifinalists

Thirteen Mercer Island High School (MIHS) seniors have been named semifinalists in the 67th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. They are: Arin Agarwal, Jasper Burkey,… Continue reading

  • Sep 19, 2021
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Next up for city’s PROS Plan is virtual open house on Sept. 28

Discussion will continue regarding parks, recreation and open space.

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