Kevin Opsahl

Update: Island election results

Hospital dist. gets widespread support; Hennessey, Chasan in dead heat; Park District levy passes

Board makes final recommendations for school cuts

Biggest reductions include district office support staff and a special education paraeducator.

Hospital district opposition ‘in the shadows’

The pro-hospital district campaign’s efforts has far outweighed any against the ballot measure — why?

Vashon Community Care to construct new memory care wing

The additional space, to be complete in 2020, will help residents who suffer from Dementia, etc.

Pro-hospital district campaign raises cash, hires top consultant

Protect Vashon Health Care raised above its goal and hired a top political consultant

U.S. Rep. Pramila Jayapal holds island town hall

Discussion ranged from President Trump to jobs, the environment, health care, taxes and immigration.

Hospital District candidates lay out priorities at forum

Hosp. district candidates took questions about themselves, their priorities if elected in November.

VIPP founder Barbara Drinkwater dies

“The respect that she had in the community and her knowledge is just unsurpassed.”

Neighborcare’s Vashon clinic closed on Saturdays until 2020

Neighborcare Health is closed on Saturdays for the remainder of the year and it’s not clear at what point in 2020 it will be open… Continue reading

Hospital District candidates gear up for first forum

Commissioner candidates will speak from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the United Methodist Church.

Providers, experts give thoughts on hospital district

When it comes to health care providers on Vashon-Maury Island, Jeff HansPetersen, MD, an island physician, has seen plenty of turnover. He worked at the… Continue reading

Vashon wineries, cideries hopeful King Co. ordinance will be revised

Asked whether it bothers him that King County’s council has yet to vote on an ordinance that could have dire consequences for his business, Palouse… Continue reading

Vashon school board, superintendent consider budget reductions

Superintendent told board members that the district is facing an $825,000 shortfall.

King County Local Services to host town hall Monday

The meeting will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Sept. 23 at Vashon High School

Islanders pay tribute to 9-11 victims on 18th anniversary

A generation after the deadliest day on American soil took place, islanders paid tribute on Wednesday to the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist… Continue reading