Katie Metzger

Legislators are working on several housing bills leading up to their 2019 session, including condo liability reform. Median sales prices of townhomes and low- to mid-rise condos were consistently and substantially lower than for single-family homes. Image courtesy of PSRC

Area legislators to focus on housing policy, funding in 2019 session

Tana Senn (D-Mercer Island) is sponsoring a condo liability reform bill.

 

Update: Preliminary results roll in for August primary

Incumbents, women lead in initial Aug. 7 election results.

 

A connected corridor

Local officials, transit representatives discuss construction, funding progress on I-405 projects.

 

Bellevue proclaims April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Local resident shares how community resources helped her family heal from abuse.

Kim Wyman, Washington’s secretary of state and chief elections officer, discusses the importance of election integrity with the Redmond Rotary on April 12. Katie Metzger/staff photo

Wyman prepared to protect elections

Washington’s secretary of state talks hacking, social media and more at Redmond Rotary.

Kim Wyman, Washington’s secretary of state and chief elections officer, discusses the importance of election integrity with the Redmond Rotary on April 12. Katie Metzger/staff photo

Rep. DelBene hosts housing roundtable

Participants say inter-government coordination, expanded tax credit are needed.

State Rep. Joan McBride to retire from Legislature

Longtime Eastside leader endorses mayor of Kirkland for her seat.

Eating Disorders Awareness Week aims to educate about invisible illnesses

An alumni of Bellevue’s Eating Recovery Center shares her personal story.

Assessor urges eligible homeowners to seek relief from property tax increases

The average property tax increase will be 18.18 percent on Mercer Island.

Bellevue School Board appoints Sima Sarrafan to vacant seat

After interviewing four candidates for the vacant District 1 director position on Jan. 17, the Bellevue School Board voted to appoint lawyer and longtime community… Continue reading

Fourth time’s a charm: Bellevue legislator plans to pass equal pay law this year

Washington women lose $18 billion to the pay gap each year.

Mercer Island’s Harvest Market returns in November

If you’re looking for a Thanksgiving shopping experience the whole family can enjoy, look no further than the Mercer Island Harvest Market, which will be… Continue reading

King County Sheriff candidates debate discipline, management

“Accountability” was the buzzword of the day as King County Sheriff candidates John Urquhart and Mitzi Johanknecht exchanged ideas for improving the county’s 13th largest… Continue reading

41st District legislators talk education, taxes, Trump

State Sen. Lisa Wellman, Rep. Judy Clibborn and Rep. Tana Senn spoke at the June 1 Mercer Island Chamber of Commerce meeting about their priorities… Continue reading

Local author, Bellevue College employee to share inspirational story at Island Books

Nine years ago, after being rendered quadriplegic from a bicycling accident, Mercer Island resident James Osborne couldn’t touch his fingertips together. Now, he can walk… Continue reading

Gov. Inslee discusses education, science and Trump with media

On Inauguration Day for the nation’s new president, recently re-elected Washington Gov. Jay Inslee talked with Sound Publishing reporters and editors from Mercer Island, Bellevue,… Continue reading

Sound Transit’s South Bellevue parking mitigation plan could displace commuters

With the 519-stall South Bellevue Park and Ride shutting down as early as next month, the Mercer Island City Council requested that Sound Transit give… Continue reading

Democratic women sweep 41st district in early returns | Election 2016

Mercer Islanders and Democrats Lisa Wellman, Tana Senn and Judy Clibborn are winning their respective races for the state Senator and state Representative positions in… Continue reading