Vashon High School student and debate team member Sam Cushing asks school board candidates at the Thursday, Oct. 1 debate a question about ways to increase funding for more programs.   - Susan Riemer/Staff Photo

State testing, sex education among topics discussed at school board public forum

  • Oct 7, 2015 at 7:00AM

From the district’s water use to the role of testing in the classroom to sexual education curriculum and the availability of condoms at the high school, islanders provided the Vashon Island school board candidates with plenty to talk about at the candidate forum on Thursday, Oct. 1.


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Family sues insurance company after 2010 fire

  • Oct 7, 2015 at 6:00AM

On a November night in 2010, a three-story waterfront home on Vashon’s west side burned in a blaze so dramatic it prompted residents on the other side of Colvos Passage to dial 911.

Composting program begins on island

  • Oct 6, 2015 at 5:00PM

Residents urged to bring food, yard waste to transfer station

Pharmacy begins offering vaccines

  • Oct 6, 2015 at 2:00PM

Across the country, many pharmacies provide immunizations to customers, and Vashon Pharmacy has recently joined their ranks.

New Safe Place program launches on Vashon

  • Oct 6, 2015 at 2:00PM

Seven island businesses signed up last week for the Safe Place program designed to reduce LGBTQ hate crimes and increase reporting of them, and several more are expected to sign on soon, according to Seattle police officer Jim Ritter.

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