Dan, Pauline and Arlene Sakahara spend time with another family at the Mukai garden. Densho Digital Archives photo, courtesy of David Perley. -

Man remembers family, island struggles 74 years after Japanese internment

  • May 18, 2016 at 12:00AM updated at 8:43AM

Seventy-four years ago this week more than 120 Japanese-American islanders were forced to leave Vashon, bound for Seattle and then on to Tule Lake Concentration Camp in California later that summer.

VHS golf team sends one to state

  • Today at 11:15AM

Vashon High School's golf team wrapped up its regular season with a 2-5-1 league record and began the postseason last week by sending one golfer to state.

County leaders hold open house, tall hall meeting Wednesday evening

  • Today at 10:53AM

Several King County officials will host a public meeting Wednesday evening and provide information about a wide range of issues.

Celebrate beach and sky at annual Kite Day

  • May 20, 2016 at 5:14PM

Vashon Park District's annual Kite Day is set for Saturday, May 21, at Point Robinson. There will be music, food, tours of the lighthouse by Captain Joe and kites for sale in the Ship's Store and at Essentials 4. Festivities will run from 10 a.m. to at least 3 p.m. There will be parking on both levels, and the swing gate will be open for parking on the grass. The event itself is free, with the items for purchase available — and donations welcome.

School district begins racial equity work

  • May 18, 2016 at 1:30AM

Vashon's school district announced last week that it will contract with an educational service organization to craft a plan to address racial awareness and equity within the district.

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