Susan Riemer

New law provides property tax reduction for some in state

Expands eligibility for the existing property tax exemption and deferral programs.

WSF to hold meeting next week

Officials will talk about fares, 2040 Long-Range Plan, Legislature, new schedule and Fauntleroy dock

Islanders feel effects of poor fire protection rating

Some property owners facing steeper insurance costs.

Man charged after assault on abbot

Father Tryphon initially had problems with his ears, including his hearing and balance, after attack

Crime spree hits downtown Vashon in recent days

Mike Douvier, owner of Doug’s Auto Repair, said his shop has not been targeted by thieves in 35 years

Legislature approves funding for new ferries

Triangle Route study was also funded.

Vashon Community Care ends skilled nursing service

The center will offer memory care and will soon launch a $3 million capital campaign

VCC announces end to skilled nursing care at island facility

Transforming Age, VCC officials say the center will offer enhanced assisted living and memory care.

Local abbot injured in Burien assault

The Seattle PoliceDepartment arrested the 33-year-old suspect on Saturday

Governor poised to sign wrongful death legislation

It would allow for parents and siblings of victims over 18 to file lawsuits.

Outdoor preschool carries on in Cedarsong tradition

Young children are continuing to play and learn outdoors at the former home of Cedarsong Nature School, following the death last fall of Erin Kenny,… Continue reading

Making wildlife a priority

Islander spearheads community effort to protect habitat

Neighborcare: Dental sterilization practices were flawed

Students may have been exposed to hepatitis and HIV, though the risk is considered low.

Disaster preparedness group seeks shelter volunteers

“Every time there is a situation, we find we are not as prepared as everyone seems to think we are.”

County to begin environmental review of private logging project

The clearing of forestland on a property south of Burton has stirred considerable upset.

Island’s medical professionals invited to help prepare for disaster

This weekend, the island’s health care professionals are invited to take part in a one-day symposium intended to bolster Vashon’s medical capabilities following a disaster.… Continue reading

Updated: Boat crash kills one, injures several others off Dockton Park

VIFR responded to the scene, calling in off-duty personnel to assist with the injured.

Changes sought in wrongful death laws

“It is an embarrassment that we are the last state in the union to have such a discriminatory law”

Ferry, bus schedules set to change

The new schedule for the Triangle Route goes into effect on Sunday

Vashon High School announces decision to end Japanese program

Lower enrollment, staffing challenges and budget limitations are to blame.