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An autopsy found that Tommy Le was shot twice in the back during an fatal encounter with a King County sheriff’s deputy. Photo courtesy Career Link

New report calls for increased transparency from King County Sheriff’s Office

The fatal shooting of Tommy Le served as a case study for researchers.

An autopsy found that Tommy Le was shot twice in the back during an fatal encounter with a King County sheriff’s deputy. Photo courtesy Career Link

Ferry chief outlines challenges

With increased summer travel in the state underway, the head of Washington State Ferries recently spoke about the triangle route and some challenges and possibilities… Continue reading

Downtown self-storage business is sold to Everett-based firm

The activity in Vashon’s commercial sector continued last month with the sale of Island Security Self Storage. Islander George Hill, of Point Robinson Properties LLC,… Continue reading

Sheepdog trials and fans undeterred by rain

The ninth annual Vashon Sheepdog Classic met under sometimes stormy skies and hard rain last weekend, but that did not stop organizer Maggi McClure from… Continue reading

Take a book and leave a book at new PTSA book boxes

To encourage reading this summer and throughout the school year, the Vashon Island Community PTSA recently placed four free book exchange boxes around the island.… Continue reading

DOVE Project to relocate to new office in town this month

The DOVE Project, the island’s domestic violence agency, is moving into a new home in town this month. For the last several weeks, DOVE staff… Continue reading

Neighborcare clinic loses another provider

Katie Konrad, a nurse practitioner at Neighborcare Health, has resigned. Her last day will be in July, according to Mary Schilder, Neighborcare’s director of marketing… Continue reading

Transforming Age announces leadership change at care center

Vashon Community Care, now managed by Transforming Age, announced a change in facility leadership last week. Jose Brita, the administrator who began in February, is… Continue reading

Aspidistra gallery, shop to open June 30

History, art and literature of the ages will soon flourish in Vashon Village with the grand opening of Aspidistra, the new gallery, shop and library… Continue reading

County’s town hall meeting covered issues ranging from crime to community needs

King County officials hosted a town hall meeting on Vashon last Thursday, where they spoke about issues ranging from roads to housing and fielded questions… Continue reading

Realities of policing Vashon, a place with “a state of mind”

King County Sheriff’s Deputy Seth Moore recently brought a Beachcomber reporter along while on duty, a day that included monitoring drivers as they left the… Continue reading

A scene from the 2017 Women’s March Seattle. Photo by Richard Ha/Flickr

County sexual harassment policies could be overhauled

One King County councilmember says male-dominated departments have “workplace culture issues.”

A scene from the 2017 Women’s March Seattle. Photo by Richard Ha/Flickr

Park board votes to boost staff salaries

In a sometimes contentious public meeting on Saturday morning, Vashon Park District commissioners approved a plan to increase employee pay over two years to bring… Continue reading

Chautauqua holds spelling bee

The second Community Style Spelling Bee was held at Chautauqua Elementary School on May 24. The day was fun for all involved, including The Queen… Continue reading

  • Jun 5, 2018
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                                Ronly Blau will lead classes at HERE at the Open Space for Arts & Community.

New Yoga Studio, classes to debut at Open Space

Ronly Blau, a Vashon yoga teacher of almost two decades, is blending her various yoga classes and offering them in one location at her new… Continue reading

  • Jun 5, 2018
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                                Ronly Blau will lead classes at HERE at the Open Space for Arts & Community.

Fire at Point Robinson damages logs, causes concern

A fire at Point Robinson Park early last week burned much of the driftwood in a 300-foot stretch of beach before firefighters extinguished it. Days… Continue reading

Longtime vet to open clinic north of town

Island veterinarian Teri Byrd is in the process of buying the Gorsuch Road building that is currently the home of the Vashon Family Place and… Continue reading

State’s education funding plan comes up short on Vashon

The Vashon Island School District is expected to pass its 2018-19 budget at its June 14 meeting, but there is frustration among some teachers and… Continue reading

Ferry Advisory Committee application deadline is June 13

Islanders interested in serving on the Vashon Ferry Advisory Committee are encouraged to apply by the 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 13, deadline. Two positions are… Continue reading

Familiar duo is back on the ballot for unofficial mayor

Two additional unofficial mayor candidates have tossed their hats into the ring, and their names will be familiar to many: Bernie and Hilary. This Vashon… Continue reading