Paul Rowley

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.

Hilary Emmer receives award from Vashon HouseHold

The Broad Shoulders, Big Heart Award is given in memory of the organization’s founder, Jean Bosch.

Vashon Community Council committee gears up

The discussion was centered around how a formal island community council could operate.

School board to explore late start times

Middle and high school students need more sleep, but delaying the start of the school day is tricky.

Bill to safeguard park services stalls

“We want to make sure that the park district can maintain its operations,” said Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon.

Equine workshops inspire students’ best selves

The series is intended to develop skills useful in high school and beyond.

Lawsuits filed against contractors over millings

King County is engaged in legal action on the millings on Vashon.

As Vashon Kids program marks anniversary, VYFS looks ahead

Growing demand for services strains the limited funding available to provide them.

For southern residents, missing orca a sign of the times

The disappearance of L41, known as Mega, leaves the current population at a historic low of 72.