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Investigators unable to find proof of profiling after spring incident

  • Feb 12, 2014 at 6:00AM

A King County Sheriff’s Office investigation into alleged racial profiling on the part of two Vashon deputies has found insufficient evidence to prove or disprove a grievance filed by an African American man last spring.

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.

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.

VHS goes Greek with innovative play | Review

  • Feb 5, 2014 at 4:00PM updated Feb 6, 2013 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.

VASHON’s 12th man cheers hawks to big win

  • Feb 4, 2014 at 2:00PM updated Feb 5, 2013 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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