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Vashon Center for the Arts will open its new Katherine L. White Hall to the public on Saturday with a ribbon-cutting at 10 a.m.  -

New arts center will make debut Saturday

  • Apr 20, 2016 at 12:00AM updated Apr 28, 2016 at 4:36PM

It's been an all-out race to the finish line, and despite being the wettest winter on record, construction on the new Vashon Center for the Arts is wrapping up on budget and mostly on time. Last Friday, Sellen Construction, the general contractor for the project, turned over the keys to Vashon Center for the Arts (VCA) Executive Director Molly Reed, one week before the promised opening of the building to the community at large at 10 a.m. Saturday.

 

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UPDATED|Lawsuit alleges harassment, discrimination at Vashon schools

  • Apr 22, 2016 at 12:00AM updated Apr 27, 2016 at 11:57AM

The parents of two Vashon students are suing the Vashon Island School District, superintendent and multiple administrators on behalf of their children, alleging administrators failed to address and stop daily harassment and discrimination.

Photos: Unveiling the new arts center

  • Apr 27, 2016 at 12:00AM updated at 11:02AM

Vashon Center for the Arts (VCA) unveiled its new arts center, the Katherine L. White Hall, on Saturday. The event began at 10 a.m. with remarks by VCA Director Molly Reed and a ribbon-cutting by islander Kay White, 95, who donated the millions of dollars with which the project was largely funded. The public was then free to roam the entirety of the building and ask questions of the volunteers stationed throughout.

Election: Nearly 70 percent of voters approve school levy

  • Apr 27, 2016 at 12:00AM updated at 11:02AM

The Vashon school district's technology and facilities levy is passing with nearly 70 percent of island voters in favor of the measure as of midnight Tuesday.

Researchers: Whale found dead off Vashon was ‘normal occurrence’

  • Apr 27, 2016 at 12:00AM updated at 11:01AM

A gray whale that was reported dead off of Vashon last week likely died of starvation, whale experts say, though it is not yet clear if there were additional causes that contributed to the animal's condition.

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