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Vashon’s faith community holds gathering and vigil in support of marriage equality
Oct 20 2012, 11:55 AM
As Washington residents prepare to vote on Ref. 74 — which will approve same-sex marriage if passed — the Vashon Unitarian Fellowship will host a public gathering and candlelight vigil in support of marriage equality on Sunday.
Thinking: In this political season, it appears to have fallen out of style | Humor
Oct 16 2012, 12:04 PM
Thinking is one of my hobbies, but here in America, thinking has fallen out of style. I’m guessing it’s because the powers that be don’t want us to know what is really going on. A functional democracy requires a thinking electorate, but thinking is optional in the United States, whereas in Europe, it’s mandatory. This may be why so many politicians are down on Europe, similar to the way flat-Earthers don’t like Neil Armstrong.
Secret ingredient enhances a boisterous family dinner | Humor
Oct 16 2012, 12:06 PM
“Nice things,” our youngest daughter murmurs. Four sets of eyes dart from one face to the next, and with the arch of an eyebrow and a subtle nod, a quorum is convened. Her twin brother looks at his splayed fingers splintered like a small shipwreck in his lap. “I hid the remote and then I let you use it,” he remembers, squinting at her.
A changing season on Vashon | Editorial
Oct 16 2012, 12:07 PM
Just like that, the region’s nearly three-month-long drought ended and a new season blew in.
Climate change affects the school district, too
Oct 16 2012, 12:08 PM
There's the earth's climate, and then there’s the “bid climate.”
It’s not exactly a weather phenomenon, but it is, in fact, a trend that’s as important to note as the latest forecast. A recession that meant Vashon Island School District might be able to build its new high school under budget is apparently playing out differently.
Gun safety at issue in teen suicide | Letter to the Editor
Oct 16 2012, 12:10 PM
In light of the tragedy and loss of Palmerston Burk, it is hard to ask questions when our community is in shock and grieving. I cannot imagine the profound grief and loss his family and friends are experiencing. We have had supportive meetings with students and staff at the schools, which I participated in on the day after the death.
Thanks go to all those who helped after teen's suicide | Letter to the Editor
Oct 16 2012, 12:12 PM
My sincerest thanks go to the counselors and staff at Vashon Youth & Family Services, Vashon Island School District and Vashon’s independent counselors.
Gratitude and respect remain with grandparents after loss | Letter to the Editor
Oct 16 2012, 12:15 PM
Early in the morning on Oct. 4, we received the most devastating telephone call we have ever received. We were told that Palmerston Robert Kelly Burk, the youngest of our eight grandchildren, had died.
Islanders lent support to our family during time of grief | Letter to the Editor
Oct 16 2012, 12:16 PM
I want to thank the many Islanders who have stepped into our lives and helped us in untold ways during the past two weeks.
Highline’s proposed merger won’t affect care, CEO says
Oct 16 2012, 12:18 PM
A proposed merger between the Highline Medical Center and the Tacoma-based Franciscan Health System would make the Vashon Health Center part of one of the largest health care systems in the state, according to Highline’s chief executive officer.