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Responders work to prepare for a landslide on Vashon

  • Today at 7:00AM

In the wake of last month’s deadly landslide in Oso, Vashon’s emergency volunteers are preparing for a significant landslide on Vashon while also attempting to highlight the island’s own risk for slides.

 

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Islanders join in effort at Oso slide

  • Today at 7:00AM updated at 12:28PM

Following one of the deadliest natural disasters in state history, several Vashon residents have joined in the large response effort at the Oso landslide.

A legacy of pet rescue: VIPP celebrates 30 years

  • Apr 15, 2014 at 6:00PM

When island veterinarian Dana Ness was new to Fair Isle Animal Clinic a decade ago, she treated a cat that she suspected had a fatal disease and received her first introduction to Vashon Island Pet Protectors (VIPP) at the same time.

Actions during VHS construction pose a problem for the pool

  • Apr 15, 2014 at 6:00PM

With just weeks before summer arrives, park and school district officials are scrambling to solve a problem at the Vashon Pool caused by a mix-up during the construction of the new high school.

Affordable housing proves increasingly hard to find

  • Apr 9, 2014 at 6:00AM updated at 1:24PM

Laura Daughenbaugh and her teenage daughter have been living in their rental home on Vashon for more than five years, but their house is now for sale, and they need to move this month. Now, Daughenbaugh — a single mother with her own business — has joined the ranks of islanders in the search for affordable housing, which many on Vashon say is becoming increasingly elusive.

 
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