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.
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.
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.
Island Cure Collective, Vashon's only marijuana dispensary, has closed after the owner received a warning letter Saturday from the county's prosecuting attorney directing him to close his business or face civil or criminal action.
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.
By LESLIE BROWN
Weeks after Vashon Youth & Family Services was forced to cut back staff hours due to financial issues, the organization has received $80,000 from King County to help fund its behavioral health programs.
Thick black smoke billowed up from the parking lot of Seattle Distilling on Saturday evening as a Volkswagen van was engulfed in flames.
King County officials announced last week that the county will create a permanent Immigrant and Refugee Commission to assist foreign-born residents.
After a week of long lines and frequent delays, ferry officials say island commuters are in for more of the same in the coming weeks.
With help from Vashon's domestic violence awareness organization, six Vashon High School students are taking on the responsibility of educating their peers about sexual health and relationships through a Planned Parenthood program called Teen Council.
Neighborcare Health — the medical network that will soon administer the clinic at Sunrise Ridge — plans to reopen the medical facility next month, initially offering primary care and expanding services after learning more about islanders' needs.
A cougar who likely swam to the island from the Kitsap Peninsula has been spotted at least four times in the last two weeks.
After a failed attempt to pass a $26.9 million bond in February that would have paid for repairs to and replacement of some athletic facilities at Vashon schools, the school board has received new, less expensive estimates for the projects.
A juvenile humpback whale stranded itself early Sunday morning near the Fauntleroy ferry dock, drawing scores of whale experts, volunteers and members of the public.
Preliminary primary election results show Senator Pramila Jayapal is leading the nine-way race for Washington's 7th Congressional District seat with 42 percent of the vote, double that of runner-up Brady Piñero Walkinshaw.
A turf expert addressed Vashon's school board Thursday night and laid out the benefits and drawbacks of synthetic turf and grass for the Vashon High School field.
Tucker Lazare credits the Vashon fire department with saving his life as a baby, and after volunteering there for the last 10 months — tending to islanders facing their own emergencies — he is moving on, having earned a coveted spot with the Seattle Fire Department.
This story was updated to reflect an additional cougar sighting on Aug. 1.
Vashon Island Fire & Rescue commissioners decided last week to extend their deadline to mid-October in their search for a new chief.