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Island lure brings far-flung visitors to Burton

  • Jul 23, 2014 at 6:00AM

Do you know where Tasmania is? Of course you don’t. No one does. Except maybe Tasmanians. It’s like Narnia: a fictional place maybe somewhere on our globe or maybe only in our imagination. Maybe, like me, you have a vague sense that it’s somewhere south of Australia. But is there anything south of Australia other than the South Pole? I have no idea. I wasn’t that good at geography.

 

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Let’s separate latest K2 news from its pot history | Editorial

  • Jul 23, 2014 at 6:00AM

The time K2 was almost purchased by a marijuana edibles company is fast becoming a memory for Vashon, as other cities with legal marijuana business take over news headlines. But when the topic of EdiPure and K2 does come up, either as the butt of a joke or in serious conversation, memories of the divisiveness the issue brought to our island community can still feel fresh.

In the summer, it's best to be a pool rat

  • Jul 16, 2014 at 2:16PM

A laugh track bleats from a TV down the hall while five-fingered maple leaves wave listlessly in mid-July afternoon heat. Our children are bundled up in the cool shade of the TV room, watching an insipid teen comedy while I’m seated at a computer, working from home after a week’s vacation.

When bees are in trouble, so are we | Editorial

  • Jul 9, 2014 at 6:00AM

In a place that values local sustainability — and, simply put, food in general — we should pay close attention to what’s happening to bees.

Alliances might keep your Vashon torch lit

  • Jul 8, 2014 at 4:49PM

At my house, we’ve been watching a lot of “Survivor” lately (don’t judge), and we have learned something important: Ozzy is super hot. That and a $1 million prize, a national audience and forced dehydration makes people mistrust everybody and want to vote them off the island.

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