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Orcas visit island waters

“We actually saw them eating fish — there was something here for them.”

Scientists say planting trees way to fight climate change

The Vashon-Maury Island Land Trust has plans to plant 5,725 trees around the island by May 2020.

Providers, experts give thoughts on hospital district

When it comes to health care providers on Vashon-Maury Island, Jeff HansPetersen, MD, an island physician, has seen plenty of turnover. He worked at the… Continue reading

CiderFest includes record number of apples this year

Vashon Island Fire Rescue will also host its annual open house at Station 55 on Bank Road.

Islanders strike to demand action on climate

More than 250 islanders took part in climate strike last Friday, coinciding with worldwide protests.

New school year raises discussion about safety

“Every district’s approach to physical safety is unique. There isn’t any one-size-fits-all.”

Immunization law takes effect

Officials say further vaccine compliance is needed on Vashon

The news in brief

Fall sailing schedule, fare changes ahead; hospital district candidates speak; mini grants for vets.

  • Sep 25, 2019

Open Space launches teen center

Includes a recreation area with ping pong and foosball, a pool table, piano, and open art studio.

Local Services hosts town hall with county officials

Directors of nearly a dozen county departments gave briefings to large island audience.

Vashon wineries, cideries hopeful King Co. ordinance will be revised

Asked whether it bothers him that King County’s council has yet to vote on an ordinance that could have dire consequences for his business, Palouse… Continue reading

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$30 car tab proposal returns to ballot in November

Tim Eyman-led initiative would restrict car tabs and transportation benefit districts in Washington.

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Festival honors Vashon’s Japanese heritage

“People could come almost any time and experience and see something wonderful, cultural and artistic.”

  • Sep 19, 2019

Local wildlife rescue runs on volunteer power

By Kathryn True Every morning in Lynnwood, a doctor and her team hold rounds for a special set of patients — some of them from… Continue reading

  • Sep 19, 2019

Passport to Pain

Riders tested their mettle on the island’s biggest hills last Saturday.

  • Sep 19, 2019

Vashon school board, superintendent consider budget reductions

Superintendent told board members that the district is facing an $825,000 shortfall.

Future of historic dock rests on community

Park District levy election hangs over all decisions regarding what steps will be taken next.

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King County alcohol production ordinance could be approved by year’s end

Proposal would allow Vashon town center to open small tasting rooms.

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Longtime islander rides in Mongol Derby

“I don’t think it’s possible to do enough to get ready for something like that.”

King County Local Services to host town hall Monday

The meeting will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Sept. 23 at Vashon High School