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Vashon’s teachers deserve our support

  • Jan 29, 2014 at 6:00AM

I have been an active member of the school community on Vashon for nearly 20 years, with a child who graduates Vashon High School this year and one at the Harbor School.

State still processing pot applications

  • Jan 29, 2014 at 6:00AM

The state Liquor Control Board is still processing more than 7,000 applications it received from around the state for marijuana business licenses.

Levy supplements state funding to meet school district needs

  • Jan 29, 2014 at 6:00AM

I hope that you will join us in supporting the school district’s four-year renewal levy on Feb. 11.

We need to open our minds, accept responsibility and work together

  • Jan 29, 2014 at 6:00AM

The United States as we once knew it, or thought we did, is finished

Education is most vital to our future

  • Jan 29, 2014 at 6:00AM

I have called Vashon Island my home for 20 years and have contributed time and money to dozens of island organizations — everything from those who protect pets to land, from the oldest to our youngest citizens and for every kind of sports, arts and service group our citizens have created to enrich island life. Each provide an important dimension of color and strength to the fabric of our community.

Marijuana company says it is close to purchase of K2 building

  • Jan 29, 2014 at 7:00AM

The K2 building could one day be home to a large operation for producing edible marijuana products, should a company close to purchasing the property complete the deal and clear several regulatory hurdles.

Students need financial support now more than ever

  • Jan 29, 2014 at 7:00AM

As I toured the new, beautiful high school this past week, I was flooded with memories of my own time growing up on Vashon. I feel lucky to be a part of a community that supports the success of our students.

VASHON’s 12th man cheers hawks to big win

  • Feb 4, 2014 at 2:00PM updated Feb 5, 2014 at 12:42PM

More than 300 Vashon football fans celebrated the Super Bowl in true island style on Sunday — by packing into the Vashon Theatre. For three hours, the movie house roared with the sounds of the big game and the cheers of Hawks fans of all ages as the Seattle team routed the Denver Broncos for their first-ever Super Bowl win.

Ferry system cancels Monday runs

  • Feb 4, 2014 at 3:14PM

Commuters experienced long waits to get off the island Monday morning after Washington State Ferries (WSF) cancelled several sailings because of lack of qualified crew.

VALISE celebrates 5 years with a reunion show

  • Feb 4, 2014 at 3:58PM

The VALISE Gallery turns 5 this month and will celebrate with a reunion show of current and former members. The show opens on Friday.

Reproductive freedom does not empower women

  • Feb 5, 2014 at 6:00AM

Can anyone doubt that reproductive freedom has arisen because women, fully human and created by God, were treated and continue to be treated as objects?

Buyers, sellers get in on an improving housing market

  • Feb 5, 2014 at 6:00AM

After years of sluggish sales and falling prices, Vashon’s real estate market is firmly on the upswing, with an 18 percent jump in home prices in 2013.

Starfish die-off baffles experts

  • Feb 5, 2014 at 6:00AM updated at 12:42PM

As scientists work to understand what’s killing off millions of starfish up and down the West Coast, a small group of islanders is joining a regional effort to help monitor the mystery epidemic.

Popular reggae group returns to the Bike

  • Feb 5, 2014 at 6:00AM

Expect another sold-out show when reggae musician and island favorite Clinton Fearon & The Boogie Brown Band hit the stage at the Red Bicycle Bistro at 9 p.m. Saturday.

State still lags behind in funding schools

  • Feb 5, 2014 at 6:00AM

This time two years ago, many on Vashon and across the state were celebrating the McCleary decision, a huge step toward reforming education funding in our state. However, since then, lawmakers have let us down.

Health insurance industry thrives while health care lags

  • Feb 5, 2014 at 6:00AM

At the national level what passes as health care is something you buy insurance to get. The insurance industry is getting very well, while breast cancer prevention is getting nowhere. The administration hasn’t the stomach to crank health care 90 degrees, so there’s no hope.

Purchase is a boon to ongoing conservation on Maury | Editorial

  • Feb 5, 2014 at 6:00AM

Tonight at a public meeting on Vashon, officials from King County will discuss the development of a new plan for stewarding one of Vashon’s most popular public lands: Dockton Forest. While we expect most islanders won’t have comments on the specifics of this proposed plan, the significance of this step should not be lost on us either.

A brief request

  • Feb 5, 2014 at 6:00AM

Health care, not wealth care. Thank you. Donna Liberty

Step out for more Friday art

  • Feb 5, 2014 at 6:00AM

Art in the Alley Gallery will exhibit handmade tiles, glass bead jewelry, ornate lamps, mosaic mirrors and pottery. Pianist Jesse Hunter will be on board from 6:30 to 9 p.m., and refreshments will be served.

It is in our interest to approve the school district levy

  • Feb 5, 2014 at 6:00AM

I’ve worked as a consultant in nearly 100 school districts in this country, including the Vashon Island School District, and in more than a dozen others on every continent except Australia and Antarctica.

Annual spelling bee creates a buzz for local scholarship foundation

  • Feb 5, 2014 at 6:00AM

The Vashon Community Scholarship Foundation will host its hallmark annual spelling bee fundraiser, Spell It!, Saturday at Camp Burton.

VHS goes Greek with innovative play | Review

  • Feb 5, 2014 at 4:00PM updated Feb 6, 2014 at 10:24AM

Vashon High School thespians launched their new theater last Friday night appropriately and elegantly with American playwright Mary Zimmerman’s version of Ovid’s “Metamorphoses.” An ambitious work directed by Stephen Floyd, this play showcased a talented cast of 22 young actors who made each myth — 11 vignettes in all — leap from page to stage with well-rehearsed ease.

Three-car accident Wednesday night sends four to hospital

  • Feb 6, 2014 at 5:05PM

Four people were transported to a Seattle hospital on Wednesday night after a three-car accident on Vashon Highway, according to George Brown, assistant chief at Vashon Island Fire and Rescue.

Island food bank to move its farm to town this spring

  • Feb 11, 2014 at 8:00AM updated at 12:54PM

After three years of growing food on a plot of land in the southern reaches of Vashon, the food bank will soon move its farm to town.

County proposal would allow pot at K2 building

  • Feb 11, 2014 at 12:07PM

As community interest grows in the potential purchase of the K2 building by a marijuana company, King County has proposed an amendment to its comprehensive plan that would allow marijuana growing and processing at the property.

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