New year, new director bring new attempt to right the ferries

  • Today at 11:12AM

As lawmakers convene this month in Olympia, they’ll again look to find permanent funding for the state’s troubled ferry system, while new ferries chief Lynne Griffith plunges into reforms that aim to set the ferries on the right course.


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Eric Gill, architect who worked for school district, dies at 62

  • Today at 11:19AM

Eric Charles Gill, a local architect and capital facilities director at the Vashon School District, died on Tuesday, Jan. 20, after a battle with cancer.

Vashon siblings share the trek of a lifetime

  • Today at 11:15AM

A drizzle of rain soaked the well-worn backpacks of Lizzy and Josh Corliss last September when the siblings took the final steps to complete their long-held dream of hiking the Pacific Crest Trail. Undaunted by the low clouds, the duo and their hiking pals let out exuberant cheers as they ran out of the woods to touch the monument marking the northern terminus of the 2,670-mile trail. The adventuresome pair will share highlights from their five-month trek in a presentation tomorrow at the Vashon Bookshop.

Schools to weigh options for 2016 bond measure

  • Jan 20, 2015 at 2:00PM updated Jan 23, 2015 at 5:16PM

Vashon’s school district will take a hard look at its aging athletic facilities this winter with an eye toward asking voters to fund upgrades in about a year.

Island to take part in wide survey of homeless

  • Jan 21, 2015 at 6:00AM updated at 9:49AM

This week Vashon will take part in two annual events to count its homeless, part of a broader effort to document the extent of homelessness in King County and obtain funding for resources.

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