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Island educators criticize district’s proposed budget cuts

Teachers ’ union requests listening session; possible reductions are affecting morale

Runaway dog taken back by adoption agency

Vashon Island Pet Protectors said Henry is “safe and receiving the specific care that he needs.”

Friends of the Library bring back, expand golf fundraiser

The event will help the group fund library programming that the KCLS doesn’t have the money for

Forum on pesticide alternatives Saturday

Speakers will discuss the harm posed by pesticides and the changing practices around their use.

Theatre mural draws criticism, defense

Some islanders have recently commented that the artwork may be promoting an offensive stereotype.

Tax help for seniors

Hilary Emmer will help qualifying islanders apply for the KC senior property tax exemption

  • Mar 6, 2019
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Health care advocates pursue hospital district for Nov. ballot

Islanders face complex tax scenario

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House passes bill on ferry performance measures

The legislation will add and expand performance measures to the Vashon and Southworth routes.

Thread by Thread retreat for women celebrates Middle East

Organizers call the retreat an experience of shared culture, empowerment and joy.

  • Mar 6, 2019
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Ferguson contacts WA sheriffs about enforcing gun control measure

Letter addresses points of confusion over Initiative 1639

  • Mar 5, 2019
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A wildfire near Darrington in 2017. Photo courtesy of Northwest Washington Incident Management Team

National Guard could see pay bump for wildfire response

House passes bill with 94-0 vote

  • Mar 5, 2019
A wildfire near Darrington in 2017. Photo courtesy of Northwest Washington Incident Management Team
Protest in Caracas, Venezuela, on Jan. 23, 2019. wikimedia/Voice of America

Local activists push back against intervention in Venezuelan crisis

Anti-war group Answer Coalition plans protest March 16 at Seattle Central College

Protest in Caracas, Venezuela, on Jan. 23, 2019. wikimedia/Voice of America

It’s official: Inslee is running

Washington’s governor will make climate change a key component of his campaign

Island’s LGBTQ past is focus of story circle, upcoming exhibit

“We’re everywhere, we’re in every profession, and contribute to your island’s vibrant life.”

County executive seeks renewal of parks levy

Last Thursday, King County Executive Dow Constantine announced his proposal to renew the current King County Parks Levy, which is scheduled to expire at the… Continue reading

Islander making a name for Music Mends Minds project

Rotary presidents learned more about the music therapy project that meets at Vashon Community Care.

  • Feb 28, 2019

Learn about another world as a beach naturalist

The course is designed to turn current students into future teachers of curious beachgoers.

Islander grows Styrofoam recycling effort

In January, islander Nadine Edelstein filled up a box truck with the island’s Styrofoam in a matter of hours and took it off-island to be… Continue reading

Park, fire officials meet over proposed interlocal agreement

Commissioners from the fire and park districts met last week in an attempt to reach an agreement regarding how much the park district should pay… Continue reading

Chamber to host annual Home Fair Sunday

More than 25 local businesses including designers, architects and contractors will attend the event.

  • Feb 27, 2019