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Local abbot injured in Burien assault

The Seattle PoliceDepartment arrested the 33-year-old suspect on Saturday

Governor poised to sign wrongful death legislation

It would allow for parents and siblings of victims over 18 to file lawsuits.

Long-awaited Ruby Brink to open next week

Excitement for the opening appears to be growing — and extending beyond Vashon’s boundaries.

  • Apr 24, 2019

County to evaluate feasibility of island compost facility

Solid Waste Division officials requesting proposals for study to assess if Vashon could support one.

Island anaerobic digester unveiled

The process creates biogas, which can be treated and used to generate energy.

Trip to Southeast Asia brings home importance of planting trees

My partner Andrea and I just returned from two months of traveling around Southeast Asia: Cambodia and Thailand, but mostly in Vietnam. For many of… Continue reading

  • Apr 18, 2019

King County forests are facing new challenges

Hot, dry summers are stressing native tree species in Western Washington.

Outdoor preschool carries on in Cedarsong tradition

Young children are continuing to play and learn outdoors at the former home of Cedarsong Nature School, following the death last fall of Erin Kenny,… Continue reading

Will soil save us? Carbon sequestration through agriculture

“A handful of living soil resembles a sponge, full of air, water, organic matter and minerals.”

  • Apr 17, 2019

Making wildlife a priority

Islander spearheads community effort to protect habitat

Tours at lighthouse depend on changes

After an accident inside the tower, safety improvements will be necessary before it can be reopened.

Cleaning up for a cause

Members of the Vashon Pride Alliance recently picked up trash along the highway.

  • Apr 11, 2019

Neighborcare: Dental sterilization practices were flawed

Students may have been exposed to hepatitis and HIV, though the risk is considered low.

Disaster preparedness group seeks shelter volunteers

“Every time there is a situation, we find we are not as prepared as everyone seems to think we are.”

Drama dock raises money for DOVE

Audience members watching performances of “The Odd Couple-Female Version” were invited to donate.

  • Apr 10, 2019

County to begin environmental review of private logging project

The clearing of forestland on a property south of Burton has stirred considerable upset.

Changing course, pondering the future

Vashon Center for the Arts has seen budget-stretching expansion for visual arts programs.

A tale of two ‘Vashonas’: boats have long local history

One ferried passengers on the Quartermaster run in the 1920s. The other is active in island life.

Grants support island health care

Members of Granny’s Attic awarded $120,000 to six island agencies in support of an array of needs.

Transient orcas visit Vashon in droves

On March 26, at least 40 whales made their way into island waters. Then it happened again.