News

Fun and family are the foundations of brothers’ coaching legacy

Anders and Per Lars Blomgren built a wrestling dynasty on Vashon tracing back to their childhoods.

New director settles in at Voice of Vashon

Lisa Breen became the executive director of Voice of Vashon on Jan. 1.

Above and beyond, islanders share stories from the storm

We asked islanders to send stories about acts of kindness that defined the aftermath of the storm.

  • Feb 20, 2019

Property taxes see small increase on Vashon

Islanders’ tax bill, on average, will increase by approximately $99 over last year.

School district seeks to honor former teacher, coach

A proposal to name the high school softball field after coach Rochelle Munger is widely supported.

Lack of political diversity on island creates echo chamber

Many believe Vashon houses one political community that shares the same opinions and perspectives.

  • Feb 20, 2019

President’s emergency declaration sparks immediate legal backlash

Attorney General Bob Ferguson said his team will sue the White House if federal funds originally intended for Washington state are interrupted.

Bill targets sexual health curriculum in Washington schools

Senate Bill 5395 is co-sponsored by 17 Democratic representatives and introduced by Sen. Claire Wilson, D-Federal Way.

  • Feb 14, 2019

A tale of two ferry captains

Islander Marsha Morse follows the footsteps of the first woman steamship pilot on Puget Sound.

Vashon Community Care receives high governmental rating

The nursing home’s rating has improved greatly since director Mike Schwartz took the job last summer.

Record snowfall delights, frustrates islanders

The weather brought power outages, transportation challenges and school cancellations.

Island’s youth programs, preschools prepare for emergencies

“The more people are ready, the more people we can help.”

Man charged after domestic violence assault

The arrest followed an episode of domestic violence earlier in the week.

Islanders assist those interested in Death with Dignity Act

“I feel very strongly that people should know that it is an option.”

A brewery of, by and for the people

From humble beginnings, Camp Colvos Brewing has opened its temporary Campsite taproom in town.

Legislation targets missing and murdered indigenous women epidemic

Savanna’s Act co-sponsored by U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-WA); Washington ranks among highest in nation

Infant with measles. Photo courtesy of Washington State Department of Health/Centers for Disease Control

Mandatory MMR vaccine a possibility in Washington state

Measles outbreak slows as four new cases are confirmed in Oregon.

Infant with measles. Photo courtesy of Washington State Department of Health/Centers for Disease Control
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                                A Western grebe swims in Quartermaster Harbor in February 2000, the year it was declared an Important Bird Area.

Once numerous in Vashon waters, Western grebes have headed south

Editor’s note: This article first appeared online Jan. 30, 2019 In 1999, the first year of the annual Christmas Bird Count (CBC), Vashon Audubon volunteers… Continue reading

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                                A Western grebe swims in Quartermaster Harbor in February 2000, the year it was declared an Important Bird Area.

Man arrested following domestic assault

An island man was booked into King County jail last evening, after threatening his ex-girlfriend with a gun and attempting to flee to Tacoma. He… Continue reading

Search for missing dog continues

Volunteers have spent long hours attempting to humanely trap a dog who escaped from his owner.