Paul Rowley

Public health forum to meet Tuesday

The Vashon-Maury Health Collaborative will host a third and final community meeting from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, at the Land Trust Building… Continue reading

Islander solo trekking 800-mile Arizona Trail

Islander Jean Taggart left the border of Utah on foot in early October. Crossing the Grand Canyon, she was drenched by remnants of Hurricane Rosa… Continue reading

Forum, candidate debate set for Monday

Joe Nguyen and Shannon Braddock, candidates for state Senate, will debate at 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22 on the Vashon High School theater stage in… Continue reading

School district, support staff negotiate new contract

‘Our bottom line was a living wage for everyone’

New leaders take helm at island congregations

Sarah Rubin, the new part-time rabbi of the Havurah, said her fondness of the Pacific Northwest dates back to her childhood. She remembers long summers… Continue reading

County passes gun safety measures

In a 6-3 decision last week, the King County Council voted to pass an ordinance requiring gun owners to secure their firearms in safes or… Continue reading

Orca proposals fall short with islanders

A lengthy draft of recommendations released by Gov. Jay Inslee’s orca task force last week aims to stem the decline of the beleaguered southern residents,… Continue reading

Cougar sightings reported, but remain unconfirmed

Two people reported separate accounts of seeing a cougar on the island last week, though presently their sightings are unverified. On Tuesday, Sept. 25, islander… Continue reading

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                                A long line of traffic at Fauntleroy Dock is a frequent scene.

Researchers, islanders tackle problems facing ferries

Researchers from the University of Washington are taking a close look at the Fauntleroy dock, while at the same time some islanders have taken matters… Continue reading

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                                A long line of traffic at Fauntleroy Dock is a frequent scene.

Journeymen to hold fundraiser, help island boys grow

In American culture, some boys and young men tear themselves down to fit a mold that promotes single-mindedness, repression, dominance and the belief that violence… Continue reading

Utilities retain use of rights-of-way

A Superior Court judge recently issued a formal ruling in favor of utility companies that would have had to pay the county a fee for… Continue reading

County restores shorelines to health

To protect the many species which depend on the vital health of Puget Sound, King County has several shoreline armoring removal projects underway on Vashon… Continue reading

Ceremony will open new athletic field Friday night

Months after work began to replace the Vashon High School athletic field and track, the project is slated to come to an end. A ribbon-cutting… Continue reading

‘Stupid’ bikes to break rules, creative boundaries

Riding through town for another year Friday, cyclists will once again pilot their zaniest two- (or more) wheeled creations as part of Stupid Bike Night,… Continue reading

Affordable housing presentation set for tonight (Thursday)

Vashon HouseHold is ready to present its next potential affordable housing project to the community. Earlier this year, King County’s Department of Community and Human… Continue reading

Park district selects new commissioner

Last week, the Vashon Park District board selected islander Hans Van Dusen to be the new commissioner who will serve the remainder of former commissioner… Continue reading

Nguyen wins primary, but Braddock wins with islanders

The final results of the August primary election show that Joe Nguyen, candidate for state senate, finished ahead of his closest competitor Shannon Braddock by… Continue reading

Water District 19 seeks new commissioner

Water District 19, which services the center and east side of Vashon from SW 160th Street to Portage, a small area of Maury Island and… Continue reading

Backbone takes center stage in response to current affairs

On Saturday, the Backbone Campaign led an effort to create a human mural of an orca at Lisabeula Park, honoring the southern resident orca who… Continue reading

Some islanders contend that air traffic noise has become so severe in recent years that something must be done, but not everyone is convinced. (Don Wilson photo)

Islander takes on plane noise, hoping for quieter skies

Islander David Goebel is collecting signatures for a petition that he will deliver to the Port of Seattle Commission, urging them to add two noise… Continue reading

Some islanders contend that air traffic noise has become so severe in recent years that something must be done, but not everyone is convinced. (Don Wilson photo)