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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.

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.

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?

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.

A brief request

  • Feb 5, 2014 at 6:00AM

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

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.

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.

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.

Michael Spakowsky remembered as a prolific artist, local legend

  • Jan 28, 2014 at 3:42PM

Michael Spakowsky, a revered local watercolorist and musician, died on Sunday, Jan. 26. He was 64.

Chronicles of a farm-to-table meal

  • Jan 29, 2014 at 6:00AM

Islander Kurt Timmermeister’s name is in the news a lot these days. Google him and links to national media pop up — the New York Times, Boston Globe, Washington Post, Seattle Times, PNW Magazine and Bloomberg Radio. His new book, “Growing a Feast,” published by W.W. Norton, hit bookstores Jan. 1, and considerable buzz is building about this local tale of “one meal two years in the making.”

Policy change prompted by new development

  • Jan 29, 2014 at 3:00AM

The board of Water District 19 unanimously approved a policy change last week that will allow new developments providing temporary lodging to split water shares among multiple structures.

Volunteers set to lend a hand to seniors

  • Jan 29, 2014 at 6:00AM

When islander Nancy Slater had difficulty hauling wood needed to heat her home earlier this winter, she called upon a new program that provides free help to Vashon seniors.

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.

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.

Audit takes issue with VPD debt

  • Jan 29, 2014 at 6:00AM

The financial condition of the Vashon Park District puts it at risk of not being able to meet its financial obligations or maintain its current services, said state officials, who recently audited the district.

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.

Investing in our future

  • Jan 29, 2014 at 6:00AM

It’s that time again when the Vashon Community Scholarship Foundation asks our community to help give the gift of opportunity for Vashon High School seniors who complete a scholarship notebook

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

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.

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 might have something to learn about respect

  • Jan 29, 2014 at 6:00AM

I am not a Catholic and have not practiced approved Catholic family planning.

Levy provides needed funding

  • Jan 29, 2014 at 6:00AM

It’s school election season again on Vashon. You may have noticed the reappearance of the colorful lawn signs all over the island. They are in the yards of people who support the schools’ renewal of the Maintenance and Operations Levy, which will be on the Feb. 11 ballot.

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.

Signs of change as park district moves forward | Editorial

  • Jan 29, 2014 at 6:00AM

We’re encouraged by continued signs of fiscal responsibility at the Vashon Park District.

Vote yes, schools levy is as vital as ever on Vashon | Editorial

  • Jan 22, 2014 at 6:00AM

There’s little question whether the local schools levy on the ballot that Vashon voters will receive in the mail this week will pass. The Maintenance and Operations Levy that provides more than 20 percent of the school district’s budget each year has been supported on the island for more than two decades, and we doubt that will change this year.

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