News

Deadline to vote is Aug. 6

Local ballots include only four items.

Amid raises and reductions, school district passes budget

Superintendent Slade McSheehy said it was clear the district will need to make deeper reductions.

Voice of Vashon launches video series on climate

Climate Watch will focus on the efforts of islanders to prepare for a warming planet.

Farms harvest for food bank

A new program will allow the Vashon Community Food Bank to buy wholesale produce grown on the island

Eagle Scout Honors Bill Burby

Andreas Lorentzen has created a quiet area near the totem pole on the high school campus.

  • Jul 31, 2019

The news in brief Aug. 1 – 8

A Water Taxi service update, a chance to comment on the ferry fare increase, and more.

  • Jul 31, 2019

Vashon project aims to showcase climate efforts

“The goal is to make climate change a Main Street reality,” said islander Rondi Lightmark.

  • Jul 31, 2019

Island benefits when groups join forces

Environmentally sound garden and landscaping practices help native plants and wildlife.

Camp Goodtimes empowers kids to be kids

Children facing cancer diagnoses have fun, build connections.

Hospital district commissioner candidates file to run next month

Candidates need to file with King County Elections between Wednesday, Aug. 7, and Friday, Aug. 9.

Roadwork begins on Vashon’s west side, Tacoma’s Point Defiance

Work will include repairing the adjacent slope and improving drainage.

  • Jul 24, 2019

Strawberry Festival draws crowd for old favorites, new twists | Slideshow

‘Goddess of Peace’ wins unofficial mayor contest

Tacoma police provide further information on fatal shooting

Willem Van Spronsen confronted officers at the Northwest Detention Center, pointing a rifle at them.

Fire commissioners host Beer with the Board

Community and district members are invited to talk with fire commissioners at upcoming event.

  • Jul 24, 2019

Island bulkheads are center of county land use talk

Midpoint update to the King County comprehensive plan includes response to sea level rise on Vashon.

‘Death doulas’ will speak about end of life services

Four island women trained as death doulas will share their perspectives.

County talks comprehensive plan, climate change

New development regulations would limit construction in areas susceptible to sea level rise.

Artful skateboards will support skaters, new park

Fundraiser to support construction of additional features at Burton Adventure Recreation Park.

  • Jul 18, 2019

Festival maestro keeps an island tradition in tune

Jim Marsh’s job is to make sure that Vashon’s biggest event of the year runs like a top.

Tacoma police kill Vashon man in confrontation at detention center

Willem Van Spronsen told friends, family he intended for police to kill him.