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On Memorial Day, Islanders Pay Tribute

Islanders came together to remember men and women who have died while serving in the U.S. military.

 

County Council Passes Ban on Fireworks in Unincorporated Areas

The ban prohibiting all fireworks, including sparklers and smoke bombs, will take effect next year.

 

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Food to Fuel Is the Future at Island Biofarm

The zero-waste regenerative farm demonstrates what can be done to defend against climate change.

 

Bill Safeguarding Island Parks Heads to Governor’s Desk

The bill’s failure would jeopardize recreation programs, staffing and critical maintenance work.

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Two Yachts Sink in Marina After Fiery Explosion

No injuries reported in blaze; three other boats damaged.

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Nature Center Taking a Closer Look at Island Coyotes

The organization is working with the University of Washington to isolate DNA samples taken from scat

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Vashon Senior Center (File Photo).

Kept Apart by Virus, Seniors Find Support in Virtual Villages

The concept of the village is based on the idea that seniors are stronger when they work together.

Vashon Senior Center (File Photo).
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Triangle Route Will Get Third Boat By Summer

In other news, islander Emily Scott joined Vashon’s Ferry Advisory Committee as the newest member.

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Parks Commissioner to Resign

Commissioner Karen Gardner is leaving the Vashon Park District Board after five years.

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Sandpiper Cafe Opens At Island Golf Club

“It’s an amazing thing that we’re going to be able to do here,” said island chef Doug Arends.

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Legislature Holds Hearing on Bill as Parks Hang in Balance

Bill would allow park and recreation districts to collect tax revenue from different funding source.

County Tax Increases Could Cost Island Tax Districts Everything

Spurred by the Vashon Park District, a bill has been revived to potentially shake up state tax law.

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Islanders Respond to Unrest At Capitol, Closer To Home

After a mob attack at the nation’s Capitol, members of Vashon’s Backbone Campaign went into action.

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COVID-19 Meant More Million Dollar Home Sales on Vashon

Through Nov. 30 of this year, a total of 162 homes have been sold on the island.

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As Boards Approve Budgets, Parks Faces Uncertainty

The park district is due to lose a total of $132,000 in tax revenue next year from prorationing.

Health Care District Passes Budget, Putting Parks at Risk

Budget decided against backdrop of pandemic, responsible for limiting primary care provider search.

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Longtime Land Trust Executive Director Charts New Path

Tom Dean will take on a new role as the Vashon-Maury Island Land Trust’s Conservation Director.

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As Overdoses in State, County Soar, Islander Takes Action

Project Narcan Vashon obtained a one-year supply of Narcan to dispense on the island.

Local Services Hosts Annual Town Hall, Pandemic Style

King County officials Zoomed in to inform and hear from island residents.

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Updated: Health care district signs on with Sea Mar

Commissioners contract with Sea Mar Community Health Centers for primary care services on Vashon.

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