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Local journalists talk shop in eraof ‘alternative facts,’ ‘fake news’

Four local journalists spoke about the media’s current tasks and challenges last…

 

Park district, Seals consider covering pool

Commissioners overseeing the Vashon park District are poised to make a move…

 

Island couple intends to purchase former Playspace building

After two weeks on the market, Vashon Youth & Family Services’ Playspace…

 

Theater’s Oscar Night ending after 20 years

When the doors at the Vashon Theatre open this Sunday, it will…

West Seattle pastor teaching classes about Koran on Vashon next month

According to a Pew Research Center study published last Wednesday, while Americans…

Vashon recognizes ‘Day of Remembrance’

An overflowing crowd filled the front room at the Mukai House and…

Islander recounts legal effort in state’s travel ban fight

Late last month islander Colleen Melody was spending a Saturday morning working…

School board finalizes nearly $10 million bond for April election

The Vashon school board on Thursday approved a $9.9 million bond measure…

TIME & AGAIN: Ferry revolution of 1980s brings people, money to Vashon

During the late 1980s and early 1990s, a dramatic increase in ferry…

  • Feb 21st, 2017

Off the Rock and under the radar Feb. 8 – 15

The Beachcomber offers this weekly collection of stories from everywhere but Washington…

VPD renegotiating contract with school district amid bond finalization

The Vashon Park District voted in an emergency meeting last week to…

Youth-adult dialogue event tonight

For the first time in six years, youth-adult dialogues will return to…

Repair cafes coming to Vashon

The Vashon Tool Library and Zero Waste Vashon have partnered to bring…

Public meeting set to address affordable housing, community plan

King County will host a public meeting on affordable housing next week…

Island group still working to settle refugees on Vashon

Refugees have been much in the news since President Donald Trump’s recent…

Islanders organize multi-day program to get people talking about death

Tired of talking about politics? Tired of trying to avoid talking about…

VYFS’ Playspace for sale, Vashon Children’s Center will close

Vashon Youth &Family Services placed its Playspace building up for sale earlier…

New head of Ferries ready to tackle system’s issues, build relationships

The new head of Washington State Ferries has been on the job…

Landslides close 103rd near ferry dock, Quartermaster Road

A landslide has closed 103rd Ave. S.W. near the ferry dock parking…

Number of islanders without power drops, more than 500 still waiting

As of mid-afternoon Wednesday, 525 islanders were without power after Sunday’s snow,…

Off the Rock and under the radar Feb. 1 – Feb. 8

The Beachcomber offers this weekly collection of stories from everywhere but Washington…

From the community: Island Beach Watcher program launches as part of larger Salish Sea restoration

On several cold, wet nights this winter, while most islanders cozied up…

  • Feb 7th, 2017

Coming Home: River-guiding, West Seattle natives found rural paradise

Editor’s Note: This story is part of a series about the interesting…

Island employers: Housing expenses out of reach for many employees

The cost of Vashon rental housing has climbed in recent years while…

Telling the truth in an alt fact world

When lies and manufactured claims coming from the highest office in the…

  • Feb 7th, 2017

Police: Road rage led to Friday crash

A woman driving a blue minivan crashed into a tree near the…

Ferry Hiyu to begin life as event venue

Washington State Ferries announced Monday the sale of its smallest retired ferry,…

  • Feb 7th, 2017

Thousands without power after heavy Sunday night snowfall

Islanders woke to a thick blanket of snow on Monday morning, many…

High school principal’s lawyer claims Wright suit is retaliation

Ten months after islander Kelly Wright filed a lawsuit against Vashon’s school…

Letters to legislators requested regarding ferry service, budget

The head of Vashon’s Ferry Advisory Committee is urging islanders to write…

Two island students celebrate major extra-curricular accomplishments

With graduation five months away, Vashon seniors are beginning to think about…

Off the Rock and under the radar Jan. 25 – Feb. 1

Well, that was quite a week, wasn’t it? The Beachcomber offers this…

Long in coming, paramedic transition complete, new firefighters hired

Nearly three years after questions arose about best practices for Vashon’s paramedic…

Massive education cuts possible as state Senate ponders bill, school districts wait

As Vashon’s school board works to finalize a proposal for a $10…

County sheriff says deputies will not ask about immigration status

King County Sheriff John Urquhart joined a chorus of other city and…

Volunteers count 77 Vashon homeless during revamped county-wide effort

For three, chilly pre-dawn hours last Friday morning, local volunteers combed the…

Investigators point to human error as cause of Vashon Energy fire

The December Vashon Energy fire was caused by an employee repairing a…

School district settles one lawsuit, depositions begin with other

The Vashon Island School District has agreed to pay $20,000 to an…

Planning advisory group puts forth two proposals for denser zoning

In a contentious public meeting last week, the Community Advisory Group working…

County, Neighborcare Health officials address expected repeal of Affordable Care Act

After President Donald Trump signed an executive order mandating the “swift repeal”…