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Park district levy fails to pass

“Fifty-two cents wasn’t for anything fluffy, it was addressing stuff needing to be addressed.”

Prominent activist to give talk next weekend

Winona LaDuke will speak at the Vashon Theater about her experiences, life and work.

VCC announces end to skilled nursing care at island facility

Transforming Age, VCC officials say the center will offer enhanced assisted living and memory care.

VYFS to hold annual Wellness Day event

In an effort to introduce health and wellness resources to the community, Vashon Youth & Family Services will hold its second annual Wellness Day on… Continue reading

Arts center changes leadership lineup

One leadership role at the organization was eliminated to create another.

Island nonprofit raising funds for skate park project

“This is because of what the park can and will do for so many in this community.”

Park district levy fails to pass

Voters have rejected the district’s bid to raise its levy rate from 41 cents to 52 cents.

Islanders recycle electronics

There were 157 individual drop-offs with materials varying in size.

  • Apr 24, 2019

Food bank executive director to retire

A former staff member has been hired to lead the nonprofit

Local abbot injured in Burien assault

The Seattle PoliceDepartment arrested the 33-year-old suspect on Saturday

Governor poised to sign wrongful death legislation

It would allow for parents and siblings of victims over 18 to file lawsuits.

Long-awaited Ruby Brink to open next week

Excitement for the opening appears to be growing — and extending beyond Vashon’s boundaries.

  • Apr 24, 2019

County to evaluate feasibility of island compost facility

Solid Waste Division officials requesting proposals for study to assess if Vashon could support one.

Island anaerobic digester unveiled

The process creates biogas, which can be treated and used to generate energy.

Trip to Southeast Asia brings home importance of planting trees

My partner Andrea and I just returned from two months of traveling around Southeast Asia: Cambodia and Thailand, but mostly in Vietnam. For many of… Continue reading

  • Apr 18, 2019

King County forests are facing new challenges

Hot, dry summers are stressing native tree species in Western Washington.

Outdoor preschool carries on in Cedarsong tradition

Young children are continuing to play and learn outdoors at the former home of Cedarsong Nature School, following the death last fall of Erin Kenny,… Continue reading

Will soil save us? Carbon sequestration through agriculture

“A handful of living soil resembles a sponge, full of air, water, organic matter and minerals.”

  • Apr 17, 2019

Making wildlife a priority

Islander spearheads community effort to protect habitat

Tours at lighthouse depend on changes

After an accident inside the tower, safety improvements will be necessary before it can be reopened.