Leslie Brown

Developers make a pitch at school board meeting

The team seeking to redevelop the former K2 manufacturing site into a community-oriented complex proposed that it become the new home to Vashon High School.At… Continue reading

Caught in the crosshairs: Politics and a weak dollar put gas out of reach for some

As Tony Spezza pulled into the Chevron on Thursday to fill his Ford pickup truck, he captured his sentiments about the Island’s record-setting fuel prices and his own inefficient vehicle succinctly.

A night of stories: Forum reveals the pain of addiction, the joy of recovery

Hillary Hammond was a 15-year-old freshman at Vashon High School when she started “using,” as she put it, introduced to alcohol and marijuana by a senior cheerleader who was fun, pretty and popular.

Islanders to start paying for ambulance service

Vashon Island Fire & Rescue this week began billing Islanders for non-emergency ambulance service, nearly three years after the department’s board of commissioners first told… Continue reading

Lakeside teacher and Island director believed in the power of art

Nearly 100 people crowded into the Blue Heron theater Sunday night to bid farewell to Mark Sheppard, a director and teacher who for years graced… Continue reading

Yousoufian’s case heads to high court

Trial court awards Islander highest public disclosure penalty ever.

Roseballen’s first residents are finally home

“It was one of the hardest things I’ve done in my life.”