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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

 

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.

 

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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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Park district commits to saving Tramp Harbor dock

Board made motion to sign a disputed lease with the Washington Department of Natural Resources.

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NW Canine Connections, island dog kennel, to close

Vashon Island Pet Protectors is leasing the space, will open a long-awaited dog shelter.

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County, bird watchers brace for a warming world

A recent study suggests environmental issues can be foreshadowed by what is happening to birds.

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Dental practice closed after staff member tests positive for COVID-19

Staff has entered quarantine and the office is being professionally sanitized as a precaution.

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