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King County charter update targets police oversight, elections, council size

A commission is reviewing the county’s charter and will make recommendations by May.

Funding limited plow response to island after storm

The county could only focus its efforts to keep some roads clear, leaving others buried.

One of Seattle Weekly’s “Best of Seattle” issues from Aug. 2016.

Seattle Weekly’s last print edition is Feb. 27

Message to readers from Josh O’Connor, president of Sound Publishing

  • Feb 26, 2019
One of Seattle Weekly’s “Best of Seattle” issues from Aug. 2016.
Photo courtesy of U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency

Legislature ‘prays’ for Congress to curb president’s ability to launch nukes

Washington has more nuclear weapons than any other state

  • Feb 25, 2019
Photo courtesy of U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency
Primrose School of West Bellevue saw a second location in Washington open in 2018. Madison Miller/staff photo.

Parents are feeling the pinch of child care costs

A King County report charts ways the county could reduce child care costs and boost access.

Primrose School of West Bellevue saw a second location in Washington open in 2018. Madison Miller/staff photo.

Split Washington in two? 51st state movement highlights cultural divide

Rep. Matt Shea of Spokane introduces bill to establish state in Eastern Washington called Liberty

  • Feb 21, 2019

Proposal calls for banning eye tattoos in Washington state

Canada has already banned this procedure

  • Feb 21, 2019

Repercussions could come to law enforcement who refuse I-1639, AG says

‘State and local law enforcement must uphold Washington law.’

Trucks in line to take millings off island last Thursday. (Susan Riemer/Staff Photo)

County acts to remove asphalt millings

Concern about the use of the millings following the summer highway project has circulated for months

Trucks in line to take millings off island last Thursday. (Susan Riemer/Staff Photo)

VIPP volunteers rescue dog after long effort

Henry, the runaway rescue dog that has captured the hearts of islanders, is safe and recovering.

Lawmakers propose new watercraft restrictions to save southern resident orcas

Whale watchers and environmentalists are working out measures to reduce the impacts of vessels.

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.