Susan Riemer

Sheriff’s K-9 unit searches for man on Vashon

A K-9 unit from the King County Sheriff’s Office is on the island this evening, looking for a man involved in a domestic violence incident… Continue reading

Annual homeless count finds nearly 100 people without shelter on Vashon

The island’s homeless population includes people who work and appear to be going about a“regular” life

Island beekeepers come together in hopes of success

“If you are going to keep bees, you need to take as much care of them as a pet or chickens.”

Community housing decisions should be made from our hearts

Housing Decisions should be made from our hearts I think something has to be written from our hearts about the two planned urban developments here… Continue reading

County department ramps up services for unincorporated areas

If community members are unhappy, the county will modify the agreements and services provided.

Carting away the island’s Styrofoam

Last Sunday, islander Nadine Edelstein packed the John L. Scott moving truck with polystyrene other islanders wanted to get rid of and headed off the… Continue reading

Healthcare collaborative focuses on community outreach

“The more people interested, the better decisions we will be able to make about what to do”

County awards $3 million to Vashon HouseHold

Funds are earmarked for the organization’s latest affordable housing project

New scholarship to honor physician Gary Koch

Colleagues of longtime island doctor Gary Koch have recently created a scholarship for graduating seniors in his honor and are seeking donations to fund it… Continue reading

Lawyer to discuss immigrant rights

Matter will tell stories of her personal experience with asylum-seeking refugees and others

IFCH welcomes new president

The council works with islanders who are homeless or at the risk of becoming homeless

Workshop offers household preparedness tips

Speakers will cover a wide range of topics

VIFR responds to fire at Sawbones

Vashon Island Fire & Rescue responded to a fire at Pacific Research Laboratories shortly after 5 p.m. this evening. On scene, Assistant Chief Bob Larsen… Continue reading

Honoring Martin Luther King

Islander Emma Amiad is hosting a tribute to the civil rights leader on his true birthday.

Get set for viaduct closure

As many islanders are aware, the Alaskan Way Viaduct will close forever Friday evening, Jan. 11, launching a three-week period known as Viadoom, the Seattle… Continue reading

WSF calles for better tech, new vessels in long-range plan

WSF updates its long-range plan once every 10 years

UW Fauntleroy study gives array of recommendations for troubled Triangle Route

The UW Evans School of Public Policy & Governance released its study of Fauntleroy dock operations last month, recommending a slate of improvements to facilitate… Continue reading

VIPP, community hunt for missing dog

Amy Carey of Vashon Island Pet Protectors said islanders should not call to him or run after him.

Commissioners raise rates for Water District 19 customers

The district needs to tend to its ailing infrastructure, according to officials.

School district aims to trim $700,000 from next year’s budget

Other districts in the state are asking elected officials to provide more funds for education.