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Judge’s Glacier ruling is a victory for us all

  • Aug 26, 2009 at 7:00AM

All of us who worked for nearly a decade to protect Maury Island’s waters from Glacier Northwest’s proposed industrial dock were relieved, jubilant and thankful for Judge Ricardo Martinez’s careful ruling that halted construction. Judge Martinez grasped that Puget Sound, its orcas and salmon are dying because of the failure to take a “hard look” at specific projects. It’s great to want a healthy Sound, but the decision makes clear that this depends on preventing many cumulative, damaging actions.

Facebook offers a window into the sometimes forgotten past

  • Aug 25, 2009 at 12:17PM

My husband does this thing. I call it “hrrmmphing.”

Letters to the Editor: Aug. 26

  • Aug 25, 2009 at 12:16PM

Time&Again: Portage Store has gone through several incarnations

  • Aug 25, 2009 at 12:13PM

Portage has long been an important and interesting part of Vashon-Maury Island, providing the link between what was once two islands.

Pirate boys basketball team has a successful summer season

  • Aug 25, 2009 at 12:12PM

The Vashon High School boys basketball team was back on the court for the summer season starting June 1 and played a final game on July 19.

'Lords of Nature': Documentary details predators' importance

  • Aug 25, 2009 at 12:10PM

Birds, butterflies, beavers, wildflowers and frogs — could their survival possibly be connected to top predators such as the wolf and cougar?

Survey measuring Vashon teens' drug, alcohol use shows mixed picture

  • Aug 24, 2009 at 7:00PM updated Aug 25, 2009 at 9:31AM

Far fewer eighth-graders reported using drugs or alcohol in the latest survey of Island teens, giving educators and youth advocates encouragement that efforts to curb Vashon's high substance abuse rates are beginning to have an impact.

Constantine, Hutchison to face off in November county exec election

  • Aug 19, 2009 at 5:00PM updated Aug 21, 2009 at 4:49PM

Dow Constantine and Susan Hutchison emerged as the top two contenders in a crowded pack of King County executive candidates Tuesday — transforming the non-partisan race into a contest between a liberal county councilmember and a conservative former television news anchor.

Please, don't 'sell' the place we call home

  • Aug 21, 2009 at 3:19PM

I don’t usually get involved in Island politics. As a theater artist, I have at least seven jobs I am juggling to stay afloat, and that usually means not so much time or money. But I love this Island and especially the people who live here.

Vashon can attract the ‘thoughtful tourist’

  • Aug 21, 2009 at 3:17PM

Like the old E.F. Hutton ad says, when Emma Amiad talks, I listen. With great interest, I read her editorial Aug. 5 regarding the role of the Vashon Chamber of Commerce and the issue of tourism on Vashon.

Letters to the editor: Aug. 19

  • Aug 21, 2009 at 2:57PM

Federal judge rules against Glacier, halts pier project

  • Aug 19, 2009 at 7:00AM updated at 5:47PM

Amy Carey had a case of laryngitis when the lawyer representing Preserve Our Islands, the group she heads, called to tell her a U.S. District judge had ruled in their favor.

VYFS to begin offering chemical dependency treatment

  • Aug 19, 2009 at 7:00AM updated at 5:47PM

Vashon Youth & Family Services earned a state and county license last week as a chemical dependency outpatient treatment center. Beginning next month, it will be the first Island nonprofit organization to offer such services free to low-income Islanders.

Electrical storm and downed tree cause outages

  • Aug 19, 2009 at 7:00AM updated at 5:47PM

Several Islanders have been left in the dark on more than one occasion recently when power failures affected large parts of Vashon.

Park levy will be on November ballot

  • Aug 19, 2009 at 5:47PM

Vashon Park District will ask voters in November for the funds to keep the agency afloat for six more years.

The Bike’s busy weekend will include honky tonk and a big name band

  • Aug 12, 2009 at 10:00AM updated Aug 19, 2009 at 12:31PM

Red Bicycle Bistro and Sushi has a full lineup this weekend for Island music fans, including a first-time ever appearance on the Island by BLVD, a nationally known touring band.

Editorial: Judge Ricardo Martinez and the power of a pen

  • Aug 18, 2009 at 10:05PM

On occasion, a federal judge comes along who plays a remarkable role in shaping the direction of society, which is why their appointments are often so hard-fought. Consider William Dwyer, who, during his 15-year tenure on the federal bench in Seattle, did more to protect the Pacific Northwest’s last stands of old-growth forests than probably any other single individual. When he died seven years ago, the New York Times’ obituary referred to him as a judge “of vast influence.”

Latest WASL scores are par for the course on Vashon Island

  • Aug 18, 2009 at 10:00PM

At least on Vashon, the WASL went out on a positive note.

Library system proposes branch expansion

  • Aug 18, 2009 at 9:59PM

The King County Library System has crafted a proposal for an expanded library on Vashon Park District property — a footprint that would extend north of the current library and could add up to 3,800 square feet to the one-floor structure.

Islanders converge on Maury beach to celebrate federal ruling against Glacier Northwest

  • Aug 16, 2009 at 1:00PM updated Aug 18, 2009 at 1:08PM

It was a familiar scene on Saturday — scores of activists and community members gathering on the rocky shores near Gold Beach, toting bullhorns, placards, drums, banners and babies.

A folk festival touts talent from near and far

  • Aug 18, 2009 at 1:05PM

Wine, song and the waning days of summer will be celebrated this weekend as Vashon Winery presents its second annual folk festival on the winery grounds.

A scrappy, do-it-yourself event returns for its 18th year on Vashon

  • Aug 18, 2009 at 12:59PM

This weekend, Islewilde will present “Tales From an Organ Grinder,” the 18th annual version of its unique festival.

Island stages will feature rock, twang and a gospel star this weekend

  • Aug 18, 2009 at 12:57PM

Vashon’s music scene will be lively this weekend, with a number of events planed at Island venues.

Hogsback is home to farmers who consider their trade a skill and an art

  • Aug 18, 2009 at 12:37PM

Everybody wants Brian Lowry’s job.

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