John Croan remembered for service, compassion

The longtime resident and WWII veteran served Vashon-Maury Island in more ways than people can count

Police K-9 named after island soldier killed in Afghanistan

Police dogs go to great lengths to support and protect their team. So did Robert Bennedsen.

Life is a ‘Gaybaret’ for two talented islanders

The show’s creators weave storytelling, songs and theater to tell a story about their lives together.

Local compost group to screen soil film

Zero Waste Vashon wants you to pay attention to what’s under your feet - the soil.

Island man creates, installs solar system mobile

Scott Durkee made the moving art and hung it from the ceiling of the McMurray Middle School library.

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Vashon votes for hospital district, board of commissioners

A historic shift for health care as island is poised to join state network of hospital districts

Update: Island election results

Hospital dist. gets widespread support; Hennessey, Chasan in dead heat; Park District levy passes

What’s Happening Nov. 14 – 21

Rock out at the skate park, films light up the screen, dreams lost, found and transformed, and more.

Souped-up: a history of the island’s auto clubs

The Vashon Island Automobile Club was started in 1914 by Oliver Van Olinda, Therkel Hansen and Fred Sherman. They designed Continue reading...

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“A magical night of music”

Local musical acts played to a full house at the release for their collective album “Vashon Calling”

Driver not yet charged in drunk driving crash

The drunk driver involved in a crash that sent seven to the hospital has lost his license.

Northwest

King County will challenge legality of I-976

County Executive Dow Constantine: ‘We must clean up another mess that Tim Eyman has created for our state, our region, and our economy’

 

Arts

Life is a ‘Gaybaret’ for two talented islanders

The show’s creators weave storytelling, songs and theater to tell a story about their lives together.

 

What’s Happening Nov. 14 – 21

Rock out at the skate park, films light up the screen, dreams lost, found and transformed, and more.

 

Sports

Vashon students run Dock2Dock

Elsewhere, Ella Yarkin raced her fastest time in the WIAA State Championship.

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Opinion

Hospital district formation opens up more newspaper coverage

Islanders, as well as The Beachcomber, are anxious to see what the board of commissioners will do.

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We have a hospital district — now what?

We must change the health care delivery environment in which we have lived for the past 10 years.

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Marketplace
More than 100 Boeing employees joined 6,000 attendees from around the world at the 2018 Out & Equal Workplace Summit in Seattle, where Boeing was the event’s first-ever Host City Sponsor.

BoeingPride on full display at Out Equal Summit

Company plays host to more than 6,000 workplace advocates in Seattle, WA

 

Boeing reaches out to help military members and their families

Growing up on a military base can have its share of challenges Continue reading...

 

A $1-million grant from Boeing to The Nature Conservancy will help restore Northwest forests burned during wildfires and support tree planting in urban areas in Washington.
                                A $1-million grant from Boeing to The Nature Conservancy will help restore Northwest forests burned during wildfires and support tree planting in urban areas in Washington.

Boeing announces nearly $250 million in corporate giving

Includes $55 million in new grants to charitable partners and their programs in 2019 and beyond

 

First BOEING 777X flight test airplane comes together

Boeing’s longest passenger jet to fly in 2019