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‘Cease and desist’ order, fine levied against Bethany Barnes

An investigation of an island woman offering pain management services on Vashon has been concluded.

Commissioners raise rates for Water District 19 customers

The district needs to tend to its ailing infrastructure, according to officials.

School district aims to trim $700,000 from next year’s budget

Other districts in the state are asking elected officials to provide more funds for education.

A woman works on a drawing next to an unused viewing scope as a smoky haze obscures the Space Needle and downtown Seattle last August as smoke from wildfires moved across the region. (Photo courtesy of The Herald/Elaine Thompson/Associated Press)

Why do Washington voters struggle with climate change policies?

Despite environmental awareness and the public’s apparent desire for reform, statewide initiatives keep failing

A woman works on a drawing next to an unused viewing scope as a smoky haze obscures the Space Needle and downtown Seattle last August as smoke from wildfires moved across the region. (Photo courtesy of The Herald/Elaine Thompson/Associated Press)
VashonBePrepared President Vicky de Monterey Richoux keeps several bins with supplies in the back of her car. Photo by Melissa Hellmann

Vashon Island seen as national model for disaster readiness

The small island community relies on local volunteers and individual awareness to prepare for a major earthquake.

VashonBePrepared President Vicky de Monterey Richoux keeps several bins with supplies in the back of her car. Photo by Melissa Hellmann

Puget Sound prepares for the big one

Three years after an alarming report made national headlines, locals are quietly preparing disaster.

Islanders have ‘no words’ after caring for rescued pumas in Bolivia

There is no doubt the island’s recent turn as host to a cougar inspired a full spectrum of feelings within the community, from fear and… Continue reading

Scene & Heard: Santa Paws

The first annual Santa Paws event was held on Saturday, Dec. 8, at 4 Paws Veterinary Clinic. Islanders came with their critters of all kinds… Continue reading

  • Dec 26, 2018

Islanders come through for food bank

The Vashon Maury Island Community Food Bank hosted a food drive during the annual island tree lighting on Saturday, Dec. 1. Despite inclement weather, the… Continue reading

  • Dec 26, 2018

PIE awards array of grants for three public schools

Vashon Partners in Education recently provided more than $55,000 in grants to island educators for a variety of projects and programs. For more than 30… Continue reading

Raab’s Lagoon: 16,000 years young

Raab’s Lagoon, on Maury Island, has had various names, various uses and various openings over the 16,000 years since the Vashon glacier retreated and left… Continue reading

Park district looks ahead with balanced 2019 budget

The Vashon Park District continues to meet its operating targets and expenses as it heads into 2019 with a balanced budget, though an election for… Continue reading

The Wild Mermaid lures islanders for a view of the sea

The Wild Mermaid, a new restaurant next to Vashon’s north-end ferry dock, opened last week featuring specialty coffees, buttery baked goods and sandwiches-to-go, all served… Continue reading

WSF releases spring ferry schedule

Schedule will reduce service from Vashon to Fauntleroy.

Island game developer’s archive now in museum

“We are capturing and archiving an intersection of personal and professional history.”

Forest Stewards continue search for new location

David Warren has been looking for a new location for more than a year, but time is growing short

Making the most of the season: Free-Range Fruit Cake

Fruitcake deserves a little respect.

Lighting the night: Luminarias will return to Fisher Pond Friday

For 30 years, islander Karen Biondo has made this event happen

New tricks, changes inbound at Burton skate park

Island nonprofit RJ’s Kids will fundraise for the construction of a pump track at the park.

Ferry schedule: Service improvements for some, reductions on Vashon

More than 260 people turned out for the meeting last week regarding the proposed new triangle route ferry schedule, exceeding the room’s capacity and leaving… Continue reading