Long-awaited Ruby Brink to open next week

Excitement for the opening appears to be growing — and extending beyond Vashon’s boundaries.

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Arts center changes leadership lineup

Former deputy director told her job was eliminated one day before replacement arrived.

Governor poised to sign wrongful death legislation

It would allow for parents and siblings of victims over 18 to file lawsuits.

Paul Rowley/Staff Photo
                                Islander Robbie Rohr will step down as executive director of the Vashon Community Food Bank on May 1.

Food bank executive director to retire

A former staff member has been hired to lead the nonprofit

Island nonprofit raising funds for skate park project

“This is because of what the park can and will do for so many in this community.”

VYFS to hold annual Wellness Day event

In an effort to introduce health and wellness resources to the community, Vashon Youth & Family Services will hold its… Continue reading

King County forests are facing new challenges

Hot, dry summers are stressing native tree species in Western Washington.

Vashon Bookshop celebrates its independence

The one-day national party hosted by booksellers across the country will be held this Saturday.

Islanders recycle electronics

There were 157 individual drop-offs with materials varying in size.

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Local abbot injured in Burien assault

The Seattle PoliceDepartment arrested the 33-year-old suspect on Saturday

Trip to Southeast Asia brings home importance of planting trees

My partner Andrea and I just returned from two months of traveling around Southeast Asia: Cambodia and Thailand, but mostly Continue reading...

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Northwest
Jim Pitts stands on walkway overlooking filtration chambers at the King County South Treatment Plant in Renton. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo

Human waste: Unlikely climate change hero?

King County treatment plant joins effort to counteract effects of carbon dioxide.

 

Washington State Capitol Building. Photo by Emma Epperly/WNPA Olympia News Bureau

Legislation targets rape kit backlog

WA has about 10,000 untested kits; new law would reduce testing time to 45 days

 

Opinion

Times call for proactive approach on Vashon

We hope that forward-looking islanders will band together to look for solutions to pressing issues.

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Local forests — taking another look at the facts

A forest health scientist writes about how to help forests and to correct errors in a recent article

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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