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Islander seeks changes in state’s wrongful death laws

A recent bill with connections to Vashon that proposes to change Washington’s wrongful death laws has overcome one significant hurdle on its way through the… Continue reading


Technology saves life of island woman after boating accident

An island woman pulled lifeless from storm-whipped waters off of Burien three weeks ago after a boating accident that took her companion’s life has made… Continue reading


Lucy’s Table will be closed during transition

The restaurant at the Burton Inn, Lucy’s Table, will close for “a winter break” and transition to new management, with an aim to re-open in… Continue reading


VHS wrestlers place second overall at sub-regionals

Last weekend’s sub-regional wrestling meet saw six teams battle it out on the Pirates’ home turf for the chance to move on to Regionals. Klahowya,… Continue reading

ZOMBiEZ is up for sale, but will remain open

As it enters its sixth year in business, Vashon’s uniquely monikered burger joint is up for sale while its owners are working on their next… Continue reading

Annual homeless count complete, island’s final numbers to be determined

Between 2 and 6 a.m. last Friday morning, two teams of volunteers traveled the island in search of those living outside as part of King… Continue reading

Health department’s look at island practitioner’s credentials continues

A Washington State Department of Health investigation is continuing into the work of Bethany Barnes, according to a department spokesman. Barnes offers pain management services… Continue reading

Seals swim team to offer non-competitive program

Next month, the Vashon Seals swim team will offer a new program for middle and high schoolers who are interested in swimming for fitness or… Continue reading

VHS wrestlers holding their own against bigger schools

VHS wrestlers offered a master class in teamwork last week: first, with a couple of come-from-behind pins at the Cascade Christian dual meet to win,… Continue reading

McMurray robotics team sees success with water purification innovation

The Vashon Robotics Club’s McMurray Middle School team is headed to Des Moines, Washington, on Saturday to compete in the semi-finals of the FIRST LEGO… Continue reading

New rule for solid waste disposal

The new year brings with it some new rules from King County Solid Waste. According to a recent press release, cardboard, scrap metal, yard waste… Continue reading

Pirate wrestlers come on strong at Everett tournament

The VHS wrestling team participated in The Everett Classic tournament last weekend, a mixed varsity and junior varsity event that saw the Pirates place 12th… Continue reading

State investigates local health care provider over licensing concerns

A woman offering her services for pain management to members of the Vashon community is currently under investigation by the Washington State Department of Health… Continue reading

Burton Inn is once again on the market

Burton Inn owner/operator Deborah Kohler has placed the property — which includes both the inn and the home next door — up for sale. “You… Continue reading

High school opens all-gender restrooms

Vashon High School made national headlines last week when school district leaders announced students would be welcomed back from the December break with a newly… Continue reading

Pirate wrestlers compete at annual Rock Tournament

This past weekend, 15 wrestling teams from all over the state made their way to the island for the 29th annual Rock Tournament, hosted as… Continue reading

Sea Stars: Are they really making a comeback?

Marine life lovers had cause to rejoice last week as a story raced across the media landscape from the AP newswire: Sea Stars, beloved and… Continue reading

Volunteers needed for homeless count

All Home, the organization that took over the annual point-in-time count of King County’s homeless population from the Seattle King County Coalition on Homelessness last… Continue reading

New cannabis business opens in former clinic space downtown

Vashon’s first — and only — cannabis retail shop opened on Monday in downtown Vashon. Euphorium — one of now five stores in Western Washington… Continue reading

Forest stewards look to find a new home, improve sustainability

If you were to ask Dave Warren, president and managing director of the board of the Vashon Forest Stewards, if he is a logger or… Continue reading