Vashon deputy to be fired for sleeping on the job

  • Jul 30, 2015 at 11:00AM updated at 2:26PM

Joel Anderson, a longtime King County sheriff's deputy on Vashon, will be out of a job as of August 1 .


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All of Vashon now closed to shellfish harvesting

  • Jul 31, 2015 at 5:00PM

In an update to last week's closure of Quartermaster Harbor, the Washington Sate Department of Health has now closed the entire island to shellfish harvesting

School district approves $19M budget

  • Jul 29, 2015 at 12:00PM

Vashon’s school board recently passed a no-cuts budget for the upcoming school year that includes modest teacher raises, the elimination of some fees and added funding for some school programs.

Public safety a concern as plan for paramedics moves forward

  • Jul 22, 2015 at 6:00AM updated Jul 29, 2015 at 9:40AM

A year after Vashon’s fire board approved an overhaul of the island’s paramedic program, the changes have not yet happened and there are growing concerns that the plan might compromise public safety.

Warm summer contributes to pool’s success

  • Jul 29, 2015 at 6:00AM

At the public pool one morning last week, water polo players repeatedly sprung up from the deep end and threw balls to their coach, who drilled them in the sport’s basics from the sidelines. As their practice ended, other islanders — mostly seniors — arrived to walk in the shallow end or take part in a deep water aerobics class. Later, the lifeguards would string the lanes for lap swimmers and then open the pool for the heart of the day — open swim, frequented by families and children looking to cool off in what has been a remarkably hot summer.

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