King County forests are facing new challenges

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

Making wildlife a priority

Islander spearheads community effort to protect habitat

County to evaluate feasibility of island compost facility

Solid Waste Division officials requesting proposals for study to assess if Vashon could support one.

Will soil save us? Carbon sequestration through agriculture

“A handful of living soil resembles a sponge, full of air, water, organic matter and minerals.”

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Changing course, pondering the future

Vashon Center for the Arts has seen budget-stretching expansion for visual arts programs.

Tours at lighthouse depend on changes

After an accident inside the tower, safety improvements will be necessary before it can be reopened.

Transient orcas visit Vashon in droves

On March 26, at least 40 whales made their way into island waters. Then it happened again.

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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Island anaerobic digester unveiled

The process creates biogas, which can be treated and used to generate energy.

Burton Beach rower sets world record

Last week, the Burton Beach Rowing Club’s Gabrielle (Gabbie) Graves set a new world record for 16-year-olds on the indoor Continue reading...

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Outdoor preschool carries on in Cedarsong tradition

Young children are continuing to play and learn outdoors at the former home of Cedarsong Nature School, following the death Continue reading...

Sports

Burton Beach rower sets world record

Last week, the Burton Beach Rowing Club’s Gabrielle (Gabbie) Graves set a new world record for 16-year-olds on the indoor… Continue reading

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VIRC has strong showing at Covered Bridge regatta

Vashon Island Rowing Club came home with 11 medals from last weekend’s Covered Bridge Regatta on Dexter Lake near Eugene,… Continue reading

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Opinion

Making an issue of the environment

We were surprised by just how much environmental news there is on the island right now.

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Climate change: Take action now

The responsibility for achieving a significant enough reduction in carbon pollution lies with us.

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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