Counting sheep and record crowds

Spectators, dogs and sheep took to Misty Isle Farm for the annual Sheepdog Classic last weekend.

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Vashon’s only wood mill to close

Vashon Forest Stewards mill vacates June 15

WSF cancels ferry sailings this week and next for repairs

Washington State Ferries will cancel several late-night sailings to make repairs at the Fauntleroy dock beginning this week. WSF spokesperson… Continue reading

Meeting about housing project set for next week

County officials from the Department of Community and Human Services will attend.

Town hall draws state legislators, island progressives

Healthcare, taxes, education and environment were discussed.

Area Rotary district supports music program for people with dementia

The popular Music Mends Minds will increase its reach

A champion of many causes, islander Emma Amiad moves on

Environmental activism, social work among contributions to island.

Loud and proud, an exhibit celebrates LGBTQ life on Vashon

The show, at the island’s Heritage Museum, is on view until March 31, 2020.

Third-graders sound the alarm to save salmon and orcas

Artworks call on their viewers to step up to protect the fragile ecosystems of the Salish Sea.

Enrollment open for free preschool

Children must be 3 years old by August 31 to enter the program’s waitlist for the 2019-20 school year

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Beachcomber says goodbye to two staff members, welcomes new editor

Publisher Daralyn Anderson said The Beachcomber will continue to focus on quality local journalism.

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Northwest
In a 2015 report from the Washington State Department of Ecology, King County’s Cedar Hills Regional Landfill received 53,739 tons of of plastic bags and wrap from housing and commercial sources alone. File photo/Sound Publishing

No good solution to the plastics problem

Plastic is piling up everywhere from King County to ocean floors, and humans keep making more.

 

Opinion

All grown up on Vashon: facing an empty nest

“I hope the future is full of possibility and change rather than melancholy and sentimentality.”

 

Understanding wildfire risk in Western Washington

There are differences in how fires burn in forests on the east and west of the Cascades.

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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