<p>Ned Ahrens/King County Photo</p><p>King County Marine Division Director Paul Brodeur talks to pedestrians in Seattle about the division’s water taxi service. The levy that funds the service is expiring this year and needs to be not just renewed, but increased in order for water taxi service between Vashon, West Seattle and downtown Seattle to continue.</p> -

With no financial reserves and growing ridership, future of water taxi hinges on council approval of county budget

  • Aug 24, 2016 at 8:10AM

King County's water taxi system is running on the last of its financial reserves and is awaiting the approval of a budget that could bring in the funds necessary to preserve service.

Ferry Advisory Committee tells WSF: Improve service at Fauntleroy

  • Aug 24, 2016 at 12:00AM updated at 8:26AM

After a difficult summer of ferry travel, people in and outside of the ferry system are seeking improvements to the triangle route, including state Sen. Sharon Nelson and members of the Vashon Ferry Advisory Committee.

VHS alumna volunteers in Louisiana as extreme flooding continues

  • Aug 24, 2016 at 12:00AM updated at 8:15AM

As rain continues to fall in southeastern Louisiana and the national media's interest in this country's worst natural disaster since Superstorm Sandy remains fleeting, one former islander offers a first-hand account of the devastation and her involvement in the area's relief efforts.

Group works to provide weekend meals to island students in need

  • Aug 24, 2016 at 12:00AM updated at 8:09AM

Nearly 25 percent of Vashon Island School District students qualify for free or reduced meals, and now a group of islanders is stepping in to make sure these students are fed on the weekends.

Outdoor burn ban in effect amid August’s hot, dry weather

  • Aug 24, 2016 at 12:00AM updated at 8:09AM

The King County Fire Marshal on Friday announced a fire safety burn ban is in effect for all unincorporated areas of the county, meaning only small outdoor fires are allowed until the ban is lifted.

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