Islanders with ties to Nepal work to bolster relief

Joshua Bingham, from Vashon and currently in Nepal, walked through this community in Nepal’s Gorkha district last week, as he and others trekked to a nearby village, delivering aid. A bus had just dropped them off  to begin their journey when he took the photo.  “I was shocked to see this much destruction so soon and on completely flat ground,” he said.  - Joshua Bingham Photo
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Anu and Birbal Rana were at their Vashon home late at night, preparing baked goods to sell at the farmers market, when the bad news came. A massive earthquake had struck Nepal, their native country, where many of their family members still live. In vain, they tried to reach their loved ones, but gave up at 3 a.m. Over the course of the next days, they learned their family members in Kathmandu were not hurt, though many have damaged homes.

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Tragedy in Nepal is also a reminder of our vulnerability | Editorial

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The news coming out of Nepal is devastating: thousands killed and injured, towns destroyed and remote villages going days without help after a massive earthquake. The focus in the country and beyond is on relief, as it should be. The efforts by Vashon Islanders to give assistance are commendable. But as we watch and try to help from afar, let’s also consider our own preparedness for a major quake.

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Sawbones stalwart calls it quits at 92 years old

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