Public safety a concern as plan for paramedics moves forward

  • Jul 22, 2015 at 6:00AM updated Jul 29, 2015 at 9:40AM

A year after Vashon’s fire board approved an overhaul of the island’s paramedic program, the changes have not yet happened and there are growing concerns that the plan might compromise public safety.

For young actors, a musical’s message packs a punch

  • Today at 12:00PM

This weekend, a troupe of more than 40 youth thespians, ages 11 to 23, will take the stage to perform “Carrie: The Musical” — a show that offers a powerful message wrapped in a spooky story and show-stopping song and dance.

School district approves $19M budget

  • Today at 12:00PM

Vashon’s school board recently passed a no-cuts budget for the upcoming school year that includes modest teacher raises, the elimination of some fees and added funding for some school programs.

Former junior crew rower wins big at world championships

  • Today at 10:00AM

After a successful year rowing for California’s NCAA crew team, Vashon High School graduate Mia Croonquist took two gold medals last weekend at the World Rowing Under 23 Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Just a year out of high school, she has now been a part of a U.S. national team four times.

Longtime librarian turns a new page

  • Today at 6:00AM updated at 9:29AM

Though some may think of librarians as stern, bookish and bespectacled, this is not the case with Jan Riley, head of the Vashon Library. Even as she is set to retire this Friday, Riley has exemplified the new model librarian, devoted to public service, adept with the latest technology for information gathering and flexible.

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