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- Feb 17, 2010 at 7:00AM updated at 10:42AM
No decisions have been made about the future of a stretch of Dockton Road that hugs Tramp Harbor, and King County officials are continuing to explore all of its options, the county’s roads division chief said.
- Feb 15, 2010 at 10:00AM updated Feb 16, 2010 at 5:15PM
Thomas J. Stewart, a controversial political and financial figure who delighted Islanders for years with his huge fireworks displays over Quartermaster Harbor, died in a horrific helicopter crash in a desert wash in Arizona Sunday.
- Feb 16, 2010 at 12:10PM
Arrogant. Ignorant. Out-of-touch. Criminal. I have been called all of these because I voted to temporarily suspend Initiative 960. In 2007, I-960 was approved by 51 percent of the voters. The measure has many provisions, but the one that most affects the Legislature is a requirement that all tax increases pass each chamber by a two-thirds vote. This is the same requirement to pass a constitutional amendment. Senate Bill 6130 — which the Senate approved last week — suspends this initiative in its entirety.
- Feb 16, 2010 at 12:53PM
It’s been a more than a month since a catastrophic earthquake struck Haiti, and Islanders have rallied to raise money for relief efforts through a patchwork quilt of initiatives, including penny drives, bake sales, poetry readings and church collections.
- Feb 16, 2010 at 12:51PM
- Feb 16, 2010 at 12:17PM
Chautauqua Elementary School spearheaded a monthlong “penny drive” to purchase classroom kits for Haitian students and raised about $3,000 in cash donations large and small.
- Feb 16, 2010 at 12:03PM
The Pirates tore down the Tarriers on Feb. 9, dominating 69-29. The Pirates set sail early, and within minutes the Charles Wright Tarriers were out of sight. The huge Charles Wright gym provided a good deal of room to exhibit all the Pirates’ defensive skills and agility.
- Feb 16, 2010 at 12:02PM
Seven Pirate wrestlers qualified for the Mat Classic State Tournament by competing in the Regionals last Saturday. First-time attendees Vince Jovanovich, Elliot Ellingsen and Dominik Stemer will join veterans Madeleine Wolczko, Iris Spring, Geran Webb and Sam Chapman at the Tacoma Dome this weekend.
- Feb 16, 2010 at 12:01PM
The Pirate girls played their final regular season away game on Feb. 9, outpacing the Charles Wright Tarriers 50-19 in the “TarrierDome.” The Pirates never trailed, holding the Tarriers to just eight points through the first three quarters of play.
- Feb 16, 2010 at 11:00AM updated at 1:44PM
The McMurray Middle School wrestling team battled a team from Mountain View in Bremerton on Feb. 8 and one from Woodward on Bainbridge Island on Feb. 12.
- Feb 16, 2010 at 12:52PM
- Feb 16, 2010 at 12:11PM
A few days after a King County Superior Court judge ruled that the state was failing to meet its constitutional mandate to “amply” fund education, Islanders — like voters throughout the region — overwhelmingly endorsed a levy to help support our public schools.
- Feb 16, 2010 at 12:09PM
A special community forum sponsored by the Vashon-Maury Island Community Council will be held at 7 p.m. Feb. 24, at McMurray Middle School. Speakers and attendees will air a subject that all Islanders have in common and deal with daily — trash.
- Feb 16, 2010 at 12:06PM
As the economic doldrums have lingered and consumers have cut back on spending, several businesses have retooled and revamped in the hopes of luring people in. Vashon restaurants are part of this trend, with many of Vashon’s establishments making changes to keep their doors open and customers coming.
- Feb 16, 2010 at 12:06PM
At Sound Food, where Mardi Ljubich of Shefidgets Catering has been serving dinner four times a week for the last several months, changes are in the works.
- Feb 16, 2010 at 12:04PM
- Feb 12, 2010 at 1:20PM
No charges will be filed in the case of an alleged meth lab on southwest Vashon, King County Sheriff's officials said Friday.
- Feb 10, 2010 at 7:00AM updated Feb 11, 2010 at 8:25AM
While Amanda Knox was being tried for the murder of her roommate half a world away, a small group of Islanders was quietly raising funds on Vashon to support her father.
- Feb 10, 2010 at 7:00AM updated at 10:42AM
Vashon High School teacher Martha Woodard remembers the early days of teaching, when she had current textbooks and a classroom budget that allowed her to subscribe to a New York Times supplement on current affairs.
- Feb 10, 2010 at 8:00AM updated at 10:34AM
Vashon Island School District's four-year operating levy appears to be passing easily, according to partial returns from the Feb. 9 mail-in election.
- Feb 9, 2010 at 11:14AM
Vashon Tech Support, a computer service company owned by Island teens, will open a new storefront in town this month.
- Feb 9, 2010 at 10:00AM updated at 1:15PM
The state Department of Health filed charges against Dr. Sjardo Steneker in December, alleging the popular family practice physician had sexual relationships with current and former patients — considered “unprofessional conduct” under state law.
- Feb 10, 2010 at 7:00AM
- Feb 9, 2010 at 11:10AM
Steve Abel was mystified last Friday afternoon when he discovered a group of eighth-graders on his lawn planting a flock of pink flamingoes.
- Feb 9, 2010 at 11:02AM
The Vashon Senior Center, facing a $25,000 cut in funding from King County, is hosting its first auction in three years.
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