The Vashon school district's technology and facilities levy is passing with more than 70 percent of island voters in favor of the measure as of Friday.
The parents of two Vashon students are suing the Vashon Island School District, superintendent and multiple administrators on behalf of their children, alleging administrators failed to address and stop daily harassment and discrimination.
It's been an all-out race to the finish line, and despite being the wettest winter on record, construction on the new Vashon Center for the Arts is wrapping up on budget and mostly on time. Last Friday, Sellen Construction, the general contractor for the project, turned over the keys to Vashon Center for the Arts (VCA) Executive Director Molly Reed, one week before the promised opening of the building to the community at large at 10 a.m. Saturday.
Yesterday researchers concluded their necropsy of a gray whale found earlier this week off the west side of Vashon.
Vashon Center for the Arts (VCA) unveiled its new arts center, the Katherine L. White Hall, on Saturday. The event began at 10 a.m. with remarks by VCA Director Molly Reed and a ribbon-cutting by islander Kay White, 95, who donated the millions of dollars with which the project was largely funded. The public was then free to roam the entirety of the building and ask questions of the volunteers stationed throughout.
A gray whale that was reported dead off of Vashon last week likely died of starvation, whale experts say, though it is not yet clear if there were additional causes that contributed to the animal's condition.
A proposal to build a $3.4 billion methanol production plant at the Port of Tacoma is no more after the company backing the project announced that it terminated its lease at the port.
On March 31, Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed the Suicide Awareness and Prevention Education for Safer Homes Act into law after an unprecedented collaborative effort between suicide prevention and gun rights activists to craft the legislation and garner support from lawmakers.
Vashon's fire chief has recommended that the current proposal to combine Vashon's paramedics with those of south King County be taken back to the drawing board.
The third and final phase of the construction project to seismically upgrade Vashon's north-end dock will begin Monday, and ferry system officials say it could cause delays.
The company proposing to build a $3.4 billion methanol production plant at the Port of Tacoma announced Tuesday morning that it was "ending development options" and terminating its lease at the port, effectively cancelling the project.
Cherry blossoms are symbols of the spring, a time of renewal and new beginnings. Just as the pink and white blossoms began to burst forth this year, a new beginning was in store for the island's historic Mukai property and the local group that has been fighting to take control of it.
Students at McMurray Middle School are learning about ocean garbage through a project that will include a visit from an adventurer and filmmaker, who will show some of her films on Vashon next week.
Vashon's school board last Wednesday met to discuss plans for a second bond attempt and decided to meet with a consultant in an effort to price out a variety of bond options.
The King County Medical Examiner's Office on Thursday identified the 59-year-old Vashon man pulled from the water off Luana Beach last Wednesday morning, April 6, and ruled his death a suicide.
It's hard to believe that once upon a time during Vashon's relatively short history, islanders called Cemetery Road the Mason-Dixon Line. Division ran deep between north and south, due in part to a bitter rivalry between the two high schools, one in Burton and one near Vashon. By 1927, the animosity peaked with fisticuffs, an incident that according to early island historian Roland Carey, "convinced thoughtful people that the rivalry must end."
*Editors Note: This story is the first in a series profiling new and young farmers on Vashon. Young farmers are rare, with the USDA reporting the average age of farm operators nationwide is 58. The average age of a farmer in Washington State is 59.
Vashon Island Fire & Rescue firefighters work to clean up after a deck caught fire at a home in the 19000 block of Ridge Road Thursday afternoon.
After providing food services to the state ferry system for years, two local companies are being replaced by a national corporation that will take over ferry food operations this summer.
Three county-owned island conservation projects are set to receive more than $1.5 million to go toward land purchases as part of a King County conservation fund program.