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Bellevue police standoff. File photo

Eastside police agencies form independent use of force investigation team

Agencies from Snoqualmie to Mercer Island, along with the King County Sheriff’s Office and the Washington State Patrol, are slated to be part of it.

Bellevue police standoff. File photo
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Council will discuss Town Center retail analysis at next meeting

Town Center moratorium was extended by six months last November.

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Washington Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler. (Wikimedia Commons)

Insurers told to stop using credit scores to set rates

A ban of that practice will be in place until the pandemic is over, Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler says.

Washington Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler. (Wikimedia Commons)
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Amili will speak at Rotary meeting on April 6

Omari Amili will discuss Breaking the Cycle After Prison at the Rotary Club of Mercer Island’s April 6 meeting. The main meeting will begin at… Continue reading

  • Mar 24, 2021
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Area code map of Washington. (NANPA)

Meet area code 564: The new kid in town is gaining ground

The newest area code in Washington has infiltrated 360 territory, and 425, 206 and 253 are next.

Area code map of Washington. (NANPA)
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City council approves Sustainability Work Plan at meeting

Plan focuses on efficiency, energy, transportation and more.

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MIHS students qualify for DECA international conference

Twenty-one Mercer Island High School students have qualified for the DECA International Career Development Conference by virtue of their outstanding performances in the recent Washington… Continue reading

  • Mar 23, 2021
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Mercer Island public hearings set for April 6 and 8

The Mercer Island City Council will hold a public hearing at its regular virtual meeting at 5 p.m. on April 6 to receive comments on… Continue reading

  • Mar 23, 2021
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A woman gathers flowers at Snofalls Lavender Farm outside Fall City on July 18, 2020. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo

Finding farmland in King County is a perpetual struggle

High prices and a lack of available land has pushed the price per acre sky-high.

A woman gathers flowers at Snofalls Lavender Farm outside Fall City on July 18, 2020. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo
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Commission approves design of proposed Xing-hua development

Building permit needs to be reviewed and approved next.

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Salim Nice and family. Courtesy photo

Councilmember Salim Nice announces re-election campaign

For the Reporter Salim Nice, Mercer Island City Councilmember, former Deputy Mayor and longtime resident of Mercer Island, announced this week he would seek re-election… Continue reading

  • Mar 22, 2021
Salim Nice and family. Courtesy photo
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Mercer Island stands in support of Asian American community

From the city of Mercer Island Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, anti-Asian racism and xenophobia have traumatized communities across the country, and the… Continue reading

  • Mar 20, 2021
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Mercer Island Mayor Benson Wong proclaimed March as Women’s History Month on the Island. Graphic courtesy of the Smithsonian Institution/ Women’s History Month website.

Mayor proclaims March as Women’s History Month on the Island

Wong issues proclamation at city council meeting.

Mercer Island Mayor Benson Wong proclaimed March as Women’s History Month on the Island. Graphic courtesy of the Smithsonian Institution/ Women’s History Month website.
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Thrift Shop collection, recycling events set for March 27

The Mercer Island Thrift Shop will hold a one-day collection event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on March 27 curbside in the parking lot… Continue reading

  • Mar 18, 2021
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Police officers to wear Autism Awareness patches in April

Members of the Mercer Island Police Department (MIPD) will be wearing light blue Autism Awareness-themed patches on their uniforms in April, which is Autism Awareness… Continue reading

  • Mar 18, 2021
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Yang is an intelligent, high-level soccer player

MIHS senior kicks into her fourth year on varsity.

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Renton High School, pictured, could end up changing its nickname from “Indians” if a bill is approved in this year’s legislative session. File photo

Bill would end Native imagery for public schools, teams

30 high schools in Washington affected

  • Mar 17, 2021
Renton High School, pictured, could end up changing its nickname from “Indians” if a bill is approved in this year’s legislative session. File photo
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Jan. 29, 2021, was the first day of in-person learning for first grade students in the Snoqualmie Valley School District who chose the hybrid learning option. Photo courtesy Snoqualmie Valley School District

Inslee signs order to get students back in classrooms

The directive requires districts to offer at least two days of on-campus instruction per week for all grades.

Jan. 29, 2021, was the first day of in-person learning for first grade students in the Snoqualmie Valley School District who chose the hybrid learning option. Photo courtesy Snoqualmie Valley School District