Paul Rowley

Cuts, challenges for school district prompt discussion

Strong disagreement between union and officials over how to proceed with cuts to reduce deficit.

 

Vashon 4-H club part of long history at island park

Event last weekend celebrated work that transformed Paradise Ridge park into riding destination.

 

Body found in water near Tahlequah Dock

The cause of death is still undermined.

 

Coffee chain starts conversation about giving to needy

An email sent to Caffé Vita employees about homeless people in their stores set off a controversy.

Park district could go broke next year

Without passing a levy in November, the district will stand to lose about 80% of its annual revenue.

Local Services hosts town hall with county officials

Topics discussed included permitting, senior center funding and crime and safety.

Vashon HouseHold updates development progress

Proposed ordinance to change development regulations now open for public comment.

Orcas visit island waters

“We actually saw them eating fish — there was something here for them.”

Islanders strike to demand action on climate

More than 250 islanders took part in climate strike last Friday, coinciding with worldwide protests.

New school year raises discussion about safety

“Every district’s approach to physical safety is unique. There isn’t any one-size-fits-all.”

Local Services hosts town hall with county officials

Directors of nearly a dozen county departments gave briefings to large island audience.

Future of historic dock rests on community

Park District levy election hangs over all decisions regarding what steps will be taken next.

Longtime islander rides in Mongol Derby

“I don’t think it’s possible to do enough to get ready for something like that.”

In film, islander explores environmental concerns, path forward

“What if you woke up tomorrow morning and you pretended that you chose to be here now?”

Human composting entrepreneur to speak on island

Katrina Spade will discuss sustainable alternatives to traditional funerary practices next Thursday.

Beachcomber names new editor to paper

Reporter and current editor Susan Riemer is stepping down.

Second Japan Festival will showcase island heritage

The event will feature a number of Japanese traditions, dishes and crafts.

Islander looks back at career as superior court judge

Susan Serko served on the bench of the Pierce County Superior Court for 13 years.

Stupid bikes to ride again during art gallery crawl

“It’s just got a life of its own. And it’s First Friday, so it’s going to be just a generally fun time.”

Park district renovates Agren

Field will remain closed while new sod takes root.