Tacoma police kill Vashon man in confrontation at detention center

Willem Van Spronsen told friends, family he intended for police to kill him.

Festival maestro keeps an island tradition in tune

Jim Marsh’s job is to make sure that Vashon’s biggest event of the year runs like a top.

Experts offer wildfire prevention tips to islanders

The Pacific Northwest had “much higher fire potential than normal” in May and June 2019.

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Park district will try for new levy rate in November

Board says it will account for the district’s financial goals and for tackling urgent maintenance.

The news in brief July 18 – 25

Susan Riemer returns to the paper; small spill in Quartermaster; water taxi service update, and more

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County talks comprehensive plan, climate change

New development regulations would limit construction in areas susceptible to sea level rise.

Police kill islander at Tacoma detention center

Large police presence assists on island with search warrant

What’s Happening July 18 – 25

An islander takes on the heart of Paris, an ensemble acapella performance, Sarah Christine, and more

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Norm Mathews named grand marshal

Mathews said he is pleased to have been able to contribute to Vashon over the years.

On your mark

Islanders recently took part in the annual Seafair Milk Carton Derby race at Green Lake in Seattle.

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Unofficial mayoral candidates kick off campaigns

Five hopefuls are raising money for a number of island charities and nonprofits.

Sports

Artful skateboards will support skaters, new park

Fundraiser to support construction of additional features at Burton Adventure Recreation Park.

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Hydroplane tradition sees old, new racers on water

From shore, veteran racer Roger Stanley watched the annual Fourth of July hydro run around Vashon.

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Opinion

Weekend incident calls for more facts, less speculation

It was surreal to read comments from people with strong opinions but the slimmest of facts.

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Islanders stand up for closing detention camps

When faced with events that shock the conscience, people will choose to stand up rather than standby

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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