Paul Rowley

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.

 

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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Health care district shares latest progress with new provider

Commissioners identified Sea Mar Community Health Centers as frontrunner in provider search.

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Ciderfest returns, packaged for pandemic

The Vashon-Maury Island Chamber of Commerce is selling unique CiderFest-themed boxes this year.

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Vashon manufacturers help first responders gear up, stay safe from virus

Vashon manufacturers help first responders gear up, stay safe from virus

Island-based Burn Design Lab and Meadow Creature built a device that can sanitize crucial N95 masks.

Vashon manufacturers help first responders gear up, stay safe from virus
Feeling the pandemic pinch, Community Pub to close doors

Feeling the pandemic pinch, Community Pub to close doors

The Vashon Community Pub shut its doors on Sept. 27.

Feeling the pandemic pinch, Community Pub to close doors

Community council moves island plane noise monitor forward

A representative of Puget Sound Energy dropped by at last week’s meeting to give a pandemic update.

Planning for emergencies on island doesn’t stop at virus

Planning for emergencies on island doesn’t stop at virus

Focused on COVID-19, VashonBePrepared is drilling for events such as fire, landslide or earthquake.

Planning for emergencies on island doesn’t stop at virus
Luna Bella’s shop, building changes hands

Luna Bella’s shop, building changes hands

Luna Bella’s Women’s Consignment Boutique will reopen in October next to Vashon Boards.

Luna Bella’s shop, building changes hands