Former quilt shop transformed after nearly yearlong process
Preliminary results of the Proposition 1 election show 53 percent of votes in favor of the $26.9 million school bond, short of the 60 percent supermajority required to pass, according to King County Elections.
Less than two months after the head of Vashon’s largest social service agency met with local government officials to request increased county support for island nonprofits, it appears Vashon may benefit from additional funds or services as early as next year.
A bill making its way through the Washington State Legislature and the House Transportation Committee could reinstate the legitimacy of Vashon's ferry advisory committee.
When Granny’s Attic closed its doors last week for its annual break, it marked 40 years supporting health care needs on the island and one year at its new location, where it had its busiest year ever.
Downtown’s newest business, a frozen yogurt shop, opened recently in the front portion of the Suds Laundromat, and the owners say it has already become a busy after-school spot.
The deceased woman pulled from the water off Manzanita Beach on Jan. 15 has been identified as a Puyallup woman. King County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Cindi West said the county Medical Examiner's Office is investigating the death as a possible suicide.
King County Parks and the Vashon Mountain Bike Association (VMBA) on Thursday night presented final recommendations for the Dockton Forest Mountain Bike Trail Project, setting in motion the process to begin construction on the trails.
An estimated 1,000 people descended on the Tacoma Convention Center Thursday night to voice their opinions about a proposed methanol production plant in Tacoma, and two clear sides of the issue emerged.
More than 1,100 volunteers spent three hours combing the streets throughout King County last Friday in the annual effort to count the increasing number of men, women and children who are homeless and sleeping outside.
Chautauqua Elementary School principal Jody Metzger will retire at the end of the school year, six years after she began leading her pod of 542 “orcas” and their more than 30 teachers.
Vashon Park District commissioners voted last week to approve a 5 percent increase in fees for the use of several island park and school district facilities.
One month after King County Regional Animal Services opened an investigation into the conditions at one of Sea Breeze Farm’s pig holding areas, the case has been closed with no concerns, authorities said.
King County Sheriff’s Office officials said the gunshots multiple islanders reported hearing on Thursday afternoon were from an islander shooting targets on their own property.
All are invited to attend a Youth Mental Health First Aid course from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 15, at the Penny Farcy building on Bank Road.
Vashon Island High School senior Alden Rogers is one of 4,000 candidates throughout the nation eligible for the U.S. Presidential Scholars program.
Strawberry Festival 2016 will take place from Friday, July 15 to Sunday, July 17. Musicians and bands interested in performing should submit a 2016 Performer Application online at vashonevents.com.
I say get rid of all sandwich board signs unless they’re worn by a person in a fuzzy animal suit.
King County Councilman Joe McDermott hit the political ground running last week with his appointment as chair of King County Council (KCC), and the announcement that he will run for the congressional seat that is up for grabs this fall as Washington’s 7th Congressional District’s 14-term incumbent, Jim McDermott (no relation), retires.
Lack of tax revenue, small rural population leave King County roads department underfunded