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As of Monday, islanders can take yard and food waste to the transfer station to be composted. The new program is a pilot to test whether the island can support its own composting program and take a step to reduce the costs of transporting some of the island’s waste off-island.
Community Events, October 2015
Last spring’s national testing program has been the subject of some controversy here on Vashon and across the nation.
October is nationwide Domestic Violence Action Month (DVAM). The original purpose of DVAM was to connect domestic violence advocates around the country and region, but as the month has gained more attention, it has expanded to involve everyone interested in learning about domestic violence, reporting instances and breaking the cycle of violence.
Educated voter: It’s a term we hear hundreds of times during election seasons thrown around in the communities in which we live. It’s also a pretty straightforward phrase, but becoming one is easier said than done.
Talking to Vashon school board candidates this week, it was clear that the amount of testing done at the island’s elementary and middle schools is a controversial topic for the board, as well as teachers and parents of schoolchildren.