From the district’s water use to the role of testing in the classroom to sexual education curriculum and the availability of condoms at the high school, islanders provided the Vashon Island school board candidates with plenty to talk about at the candidate forum on Thursday, Oct. 1.
Authorities are warning the public about a phone scam making the rounds locally
Vashon High School seniors Elliot Carleton and Alden Rogers are two of 16,000 semifinalists throughout the nation competing in the 61st annual National Merit Scholarship Program.
King County Sheriff’s deputies will perform more traffic patrols on Vashon and in other unincorporated areas of the county in the coming months after a recent decision by the county council approved funds for an additional 1,100 hours of traffic-related enforcment.
Across the country, many pharmacies provide immunizations to customers, and Vashon Pharmacy has recently joined their ranks.
Seven island businesses signed up last week for the Safe Place program designed to reduce LGBTQ hate crimes and increase reporting of them, and several more are expected to sign on soon, according to Seattle police officer Jim Ritter.
Nearly 32 percent of VHS juniors opted out of math test
Residents urged to bring food, yard waste to transfer station
On a November night in 2010, a three-story waterfront home on Vashon’s west side burned in a blaze so dramatic it prompted residents on the other side of Colvos Passage to dial 911.
Five years after the park district broke ground at the VES Fields, the agency is poised to meet a major milestone there this week, when a county official conducts a final review of the project.
Two paramedics and two aid cars will serve the island around the clock when the proposed paramedic program change is implemented, according to fire commissioner Rex Stratton.
Vashon Island High School's girls soccer team took on Seattle Christian at home Tuesday, Sept. 29, in what turned out to be the best game of the season.
The cause of a blaze that left a home near the intersection of 97th Avenue SW and SW 270th Street nearly a total loss has been ruled accidental, and was likely an electrical issue, King County Sheriff fire investigator Tom Devine said Friday.
Two women are vying for a spot on the five-person Vashon Island Fire & Rescue board of commissioners, and VIFR Fire Chief Hank Lipe said Thursday that the new commissioner will face a “jigsaw puzzle” of finances upon election.
A more than $32 million plan to renovate Vashon High School’s gym, track, tennis courts, Building K and service buildings will be presented to the public beginning next week after a recent decision by the school board.
Nine months after it was announced that the Vashon-Maury Island Land Trust planned to purchase the Matsuda Farm, the organization announced this week that the sale of the former strawberry farm has been completed, and a ribbon cutting will be held today at 3 p.m.
After nearly five years managing Puget Sound Cooperative Credit Union (PSCCU), Patte Wagner has left to open a mortgage office on the island through Evergreen Home Loans.
In a change to Thursday’s school board debate, the two candidates vying for a seat on the fire board will speak and answer a small number of questions at the end of the evening.
Educated voter: It’s a term we hear hundreds of times during election seasons thrown around in the communities in which we live. It’s also a pretty straightforward phrase, but becoming one is easier said than done.
Islander and Herban Feast/Herban Bloom owner BJ Duft’s dogs Tillie and Phoebe are, for the moment at least, the world’s most famous pets.