Dan, Pauline and Arlene Sakahara spend time with another family at the Mukai garden. Densho Digital Archives photo, courtesy of David Perley. -

Man remembers family, island struggles 74 years after Japanese internment

  • May 18, 2016 at 12:00AM updated at 8:43AM

Seventy-four years ago this week more than 120 Japanese-American islanders were forced to leave Vashon, bound for Seattle and then on to Tule Lake Concentration Camp in California later that summer.


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County leaders hold open house, town hall meeting Wednesday evening

  • Today at 12:00AM updated at 2:21PM

Several King County officials will host a public meeting Wednesday evening and provide information about a wide range of issues.

Local agencies, county, begin talks about island health care

  • May 18, 2016 at 12:00AM updated May 20, 2016 at 11:09AM

With the closure of the Franciscan medical clinic coming this August, members of state and county governments have said they will support the island in whatever ways they can, while agencies in Vashon's broader health care community are making plans for a medical services landscape that soon could be dramatically changed.

June Cascadia Rising drill will teach agency cooperation

  • May 18, 2016 at 12:00AM updated at 9:39AM

Island, county, state and federal agencies will come together with National Guard soldiers during the second week of June to participate in Cascadia Rising, a major, region-wide disaster exercise based on the potential full-margin rupture of the Cascadia Subduction Zone that would create an earthquake and tsunami.

School district begins racial equity work

  • May 18, 2016 at 1:30AM

Vashon's school district announced last week that it will contract with an educational service organization to craft a plan to address racial awareness and equity within the district.

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