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Islander solo trekking 800-mile Arizona Trail

Islander Jean Taggart left the border of Utah on foot in early October. Crossing the Grand Canyon, she was drenched by remnants of Hurricane Rosa… Continue reading

Ferries unveils revised schedule proposal

Washington State Ferries released the latest draft of a new triangle route schedule proposal on Monday afternoon, starting the clock on a 25-day public comment… Continue reading

Forum, candidate debate set for Monday

Joe Nguyen and Shannon Braddock, candidates for state Senate, will debate at 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22 on the Vashon High School theater stage in… Continue reading

School district, support staff negotiate new contract

‘Our bottom line was a living wage for everyone’

Islander’s fundraiser will support VYFS voucher program

Responding to a need he saw demonstrated by friends in the community, islander Rich Osborne has been working to support Vashon Youth & Family Services’… Continue reading

New superintendent: Strength of district is in relationships

Slade McSheehy settles into role at a challenging time for schools

New leaders take helm at island congregations

Sarah Rubin, the new part-time rabbi of the Havurah, said her fondness of the Pacific Northwest dates back to her childhood. She remembers long summers… Continue reading

Paul Allen, shown in 2015. Courtesy of the Herald

Paul Allen dead at 65

Microsoft co-founder, developer, and philanthropist struggled with cancer for decades

Paul Allen, shown in 2015. Courtesy of the Herald

Senate candidates Braddock, Nguyen set for island debate

With the fall election just weeks away, islanders will have a chance to hear the island’s two state senate candidates debate, learn about the initiatives… Continue reading

Expert will speak on inequities of justice system

Inequities related to the criminal justice system will be the focus of a presentation called Prisons for Profit, When Freedom Isn’t Free, on Sunday, Oct.… Continue reading

  • Oct 10, 2018

Director named to county’s new local services department

With the goal of better serving residents in unincorporated areas, King County is establishing the Department of Local Services and last week named John Taylor… Continue reading

Feeding our kids: Island programs are helping school district students

If it takes a village, as the African proverb suggests, to raise a child, then it stands to reason that feeding a child is also… Continue reading

County passes gun safety measures

In a 6-3 decision last week, the King County Council voted to pass an ordinance requiring gun owners to secure their firearms in safes or… Continue reading

Islander’s motorcycle trip across the country honors the past

From the time he was a boy, islander Chris O’Brien heard stories about his grandmother’s cousin Alan Bedell, who set a record crossing the country… Continue reading

Ciderfest draws a crowd

The Ciderfest celebration drew crowds of people to various events on Saturday. The Vashon Island Fruit Club pressed local apples and sold apple crisp at… Continue reading

  • Oct 10, 2018

Incarcerated and infirmed: How Northwest Detention Center is failing sick inmates

Inadequate medical care plagues immigrants at facility, but ICE claims otherwise

Orca proposals fall short with islanders

A lengthy draft of recommendations released by Gov. Jay Inslee’s orca task force last week aims to stem the decline of the beleaguered southern residents,… Continue reading

Woman reported missing last Thursday found safe

King County Search and Rescue was called to the island last Thursday to search for a missing 73-year-old woman, who, early the next morning, was… Continue reading

Vashon educator draws life’s work to a close

A decade ago, on 5 acres of old growth forest near the heart of Vashon, islander Erin Kenny started something rarely heard of at the… Continue reading

Cougar sightings reported, but remain unconfirmed

Two people reported separate accounts of seeing a cougar on the island last week, though presently their sightings are unverified. On Tuesday, Sept. 25, islander… Continue reading