Paul Rowley

COVID-19 testing coming to island next week

Neighborcare Health, VashonBePrepared will both begin offering limited testing, evaluation services.


A past Spring Fling event hosted by the Vashon-Maury Island Chamber of Commerce (Courtesy Photo).

Updated: Cancellations, closures as island responds to COVID-19

Following recommendations proposed by Public Health — Seattle & King County.


Islanders launch food delivery service

“We love the restaurants here. We have such a great culture on the island.”


School board discusses preschool cuts

“It’s about priorities,” board member Bob Hennessey said. “Budgets are about priorities.”

Neighborcare hands hospital district a $653,000 bill

Administrative overhead plus the island clinic’s operating deficit amounts to a hefty shortfall.

Post office reveals worker’s COVID-19 diagnosis

Island postal workers were quarantined for COVID-19 and returned to work this week.

With COVID-19, major changes for state, island

At press conference Thursday, Gov. Jay Inslee said he may need to extend two-week stay-at-home order

Updated: Public health confirms additional island COVID-19 case

The official case count in King County was 1,828 on Friday.

Some Beachcomber staff furloughed amid company-wide layoffs

Declining advertising revenue across Sound Publishing newspapers behind staff cuts, reduced hours.

King County Metro to reduce bus service as ridership drops

Vashon-Maury Island may see major schedule adjustments as coronavirus keeps riders home.

Updated: Covid-19 order shutters island venues, clubs

“We are at a critical moment in this crisis, said King County Executive Dow Constantine.

For island schools, innovation in the face of virus

“It’s all new”: Island educators and administrators are rethinking learning as schools remain closed.

Updated: Meal program for island students begins this week

Vashon Island School District students can get breakfast and lunch daily while schools are closed.

School busses approach the four-way stop in downtown Vashon on Monday morning (Paul Rowley/Staff Photo).

Updated: Vashon Island School District to close for six weeks

On Friday, Gov. Jay Inslee ordered the closure of all schools to slow the spread of coronavirus.

School busses approach the four-way stop in downtown Vashon on Monday morning (Paul Rowley/Staff Photo).

Island feels impact of virus

A string of cancellations and sudden closures last week disrupted the sense of normalcy on Vashon.

Updated: Theater experience unveils trials of immigration court

Experience is intended to raise funds for Advocates for Immigrants in Detention Northwest.

McDermott proposes ban on fireworks

Bill would apply to all types of fireworks including sparklers and other “safe” options.

Syrian family launches new food truck

The truck will be parked outside Kush 21 from 11 a.m to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Goliath, therapy dog and island unofficial mayor, dies

“Everybody ran to him. He never had a person or a dog that he could never get along with.”

Island job turnover highlights housing shortage

Competitive wages and good benefits aren’t enough for many to afford the cost of living on Vashon.