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Islander proposes shellfish operation in Tramp Harbor

Some islanders are wary of potential problems.

 

Vashon High School announces decision to end Japanese program

Lower enrollment, staffing challenges and budget limitations are to blame.

 

News Briefs

Injury reported after propane tank explodes; an update on millings; Metro transit fair on Thursday

  • Mar 20, 2019

 

Fires, floods, destruction: Washington copes with worsening climate change

From rising sea levels and crop failures to dying forests and fish, Washington state is struggling

Vashon firefighters raise money to defeat cancer in Seattle stair climb

The purpose of the event is to raise money to combat blood cancers.

Vashon’s renowned tamale chef to open restaurant in town

Patty’s Place will be a breakfast and lunch destination with a global menu of offerings.

Lack of funding spells trouble for county roads

“This problem puts people miles out of their way.”

Firefighters extricate woman stuck in sand, mud near Lisabeula Park

Early this month, the fire department freed a woman who was stuck in mud and sand near Lisabeula Park. Lore Wintergreen, a new island resident,… Continue reading

County closes much of Dockton Park pier

King County has closed much of the pier at Dockton Park because of structural damage. Last week, a structural engineer determined that the breakwater and… Continue reading

Ferry fleet’s fate rests with legislators

The fate of Washington State Ferries’ Long Range Plan, specifically the construction of five new Olympic-class boats, hangs in the balance at the moment, as… Continue reading

Islanders invited to training, hunt for invasive crab

“The earlier you find an invasive species, the better chance you can get rid of it.”

Foundation recognizes Paul Colwell in creating new scholarship

Paul Colwell, a high school paraprofessional and local musician, was named as the honoree.

  • Mar 13, 2019

Meeting about housing development next week

The project is intended to serve 40 people, including seniors and those who are homeless or disabled

Tragedy inspires Vashon native to establish new nonprofit

Wilderness Chaplains offers crisis care and support to first responders.

Island educators criticize district’s proposed budget cuts

Teachers ’ union requests listening session; possible reductions are affecting morale

Runaway dog taken back by adoption agency

Vashon Island Pet Protectors said Henry is “safe and receiving the specific care that he needs.”

Friends of the Library bring back, expand golf fundraiser

The event will help the group fund library programming that the KCLS doesn’t have the money for

Forum on pesticide alternatives Saturday

Speakers will discuss the harm posed by pesticides and the changing practices around their use.

Theatre mural draws criticism, defense

Some islanders have recently commented that the artwork may be promoting an offensive stereotype.

Tax help for seniors

Hilary Emmer will help qualifying islanders apply for the KC senior property tax exemption

  • Mar 6, 2019