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Pirates win left and right at track meet

  • Apr 23, 2013 at 11:37AM

After a two-week hiatus in their schedule, the Pirate track and field team returned to action last Thursday outfitted in their new gold uniforms at a meet hosted by Charles Wright Academy.

Many want a part in islander’s green business

  • Apr 23, 2013 at 11:02AM

A couple years ago, Bothell resident Adrienne Anderson felt lost. In her mid-40s, she was growing weary of her stressful job as a social worker, but unsure what else she could do. These days, she spends much of her time outside tending a small herd of goats as they energetically munch on underbrush.

County tees up second round of community grants

  • Apr 23, 2013 at 11:14AM

The county recently announced grant opportunities for nonprofits in its Community Service Areas (CSAs), including Vashon Island, to help residents in unincorporated parts of the county become more connected in their neighborhoods.

Agreement positions Vashon fire department to sustain EMS funding

  • Apr 23, 2013 at 11:05AM

An impasse over the details of a regionwide Emergency Medical Services levy has ended, settling worries that the levy, which provides half of Vashon Island Fire & Rescue’s budget each year, wouldn’t go forward.

New ownership of the Vashon Health Center: What will it mean for islanders?

  • Apr 23, 2013 at 11:19AM

An important event will take place tomorrow evening at McMurray Middle School. It involves medical care on the island. I hope everyone will come to listen, learn and ask questions.

Former islander runs for Seattle mayor, pledging authenticity and trust

  • Apr 23, 2013 at 2:00PM

In Seattle, the race for mayor is in full swing, and among the contenders is a former islander who served on Vashon’s school board and created an education award that is still bestowed each year on the island.

One win, one loss for the week in baseball

  • Apr 23, 2013 at 4:00PM

The Pirate baseball team returned to league play last week to take down Cedar Park Christian but then fell to a closely matched Seattle Christian team in its next game.

Soccer heats up mid-season

  • Apr 23, 2013 at 4:00PM

The Pirates’ return to the soccer pitch at home on April 15, after a week of spring break, resulted in a welcome victory against Cedar Park Christian.

Schools once again seek to fill budget gap

  • Apr 24, 2013 at 7:00AM

With just weeks left in its annual fundraising campaign, the Vashon Schools Foundation hopes to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars more to sustain district programs.

Glacier scientist works to track a chilling trend

  • Apr 24, 2013 at 7:00AM updated at 9:34AM

Wendell Tangborn thinks he has invented a better mousetrap. He’s still waiting for the scientific world to beat a path to his door.

The Catholic Church brings conscience to health care | Letter to the Editor

  • Apr 24, 2013 at 9:00AM

Thank God the Catholic Church is heavily involved in health care — that way we know there is a conscience involved. I welcome the Franciscan Health System to the island, and I wish they would enforce their ethical and religious directives.

Statistics tell their own story regarding gun control | Letter to the Editor

  • Apr 24, 2013 at 9:00AM

Recently, I overheard a debate on the island in which one person said that there is a gun problem in this country. I would like to offer some perspective on that debate, if the perception of a “gun problem” is based upon the number of deaths caused by guns.

Bringing you the newspaper is a passion and an honor | Editorial

  • Apr 24, 2013 at 9:00AM

My first night on Vashon, I thought I had fallen in love with the island. Sitting on the deck at La Playa that August evening, I sipped a margarita, listened to waves lap on the beach and watched ferries come and go, their lights romantically reflected on the waves. A seal poked its head out of the water in front of me as if to say, “See, this is why you moved here.”

Statements regarding care contradict one another | Letter to the editor

  • Apr 24, 2013 at 9:00AM

A warning has to be raised concerning Highline CEO Benedum’s assurances that “patients will not notice a change; the Franciscan position is that issues such as birth control and abortion are concerns between a woman and her health care provider” (“Highline’s proposed merger won’t affect care,” Oct. 16, 2012). On April 11, I questioned Mr. Benedum about the evident conflict with the position of the Franciscan Health System (FHS), which is posted on its website: “Franciscan Health System is guided by the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services (ERDs).”

Sometimes a lack of letters means more communication | Letter to the Editor

  • Apr 24, 2013 at 9:00AM

In a couple of recent issues, there have been few or no letters in the opinion section.

Vashon dancers bring beauty to a tragic tale

  • Apr 24, 2013 at 10:00AM

A company of young dancers will take the stage in Vashon Allied Arts Center for Dance’s production of “Romeo and Juliet,” coming up this weekend at the Vashon High School theater.

Peak-season ferry rates begin next week

  • Apr 26, 2013 at 6:59PM

Peak-season rates on Vashon's ferry routes will begin on Wednesday, May 1.

Vashon Library janitor charged with sexual assault

  • Apr 26, 2013 at 6:11PM

A janitor at the Vashon Library has been charged with sexual assault after allegedly groping another man at the library earlier this month.

Open house scheduled at Mukai Farmhouse

  • Apr 30, 2013 at 12:16PM

Island Landmarks — the nonprofit that owns the Mukai Farmhouse and has wrestled with a group of Vashon Islanders for control of it — is advertising a week-long open house at the historic property.

Guns sell fast in an impulse-driven culture

  • Apr 30, 2013 at 12:31PM

Quick sells and poor impulse control are a deadly combination

Library janitor charged with sexual assault

  • Apr 30, 2013 at 12:17PM

A janitor at the Vashon Library has been charged with sexual assault after allegedly groping another man at the library earlier this month.

Take a hike to see what’s on the walls around town

  • Apr 30, 2013 at 12:48PM

Most galleries are open from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday night

Art is skin deep for local entrepreneur

  • Apr 30, 2013 at 2:00PM updated May 1, 2013 at 1:05PM

Shop owner has built a following with his tattoos and custom machines

Clinic would be jeopardized without Franciscan help | Letter to the Editor

  • Apr 30, 2013 at 6:00PM

I read with interest an article published in The Seattle Times on Sunday, April 28. The article concerned hospitals affiliating with Catholic-run systems. That article, together with comments that I have heard in our community have prompted me to write this letter.

Religion shouldn’t affect health care services

  • Apr 30, 2013 at 6:00PM updated May 1, 2013 at 2:00PM

Withholding medical procedures from patients that want it is about power, not medicine. The only religious values that matter in a doctor-patient relationship are, frankly, the patient’s.

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