Paul Rowley

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.

Islanders want new community council

A committee to form a new Vashon-Maury Island Community Council held its first meeting last week.

Park district weary of illegal dumping

The Vashon Park District has had to pay more attention to waste in recent years than ever before.

Event will consider end of life options

Volunteers of the Seattle-based nonprofit End of Life Washington will present.

Islanders look for hope, climate solutions

Vashon residents take it day by day amid reports that the world isn’t doing enough on climate change.

Low tide walk reveals world of marine magic

Annual event led by beach naturalists and the Vashon Nature Center drew 60 islanders last week.

Detective investigating Agren field vandalism

Vandals drove a vehicle across the new sod at the field last month, causing significant damage.

Celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. event to call for action

Presenters will include keynote speaker Trish Dziko, Karen Dhaliwal of the Freedom Project.

Islanders gather to protest possibility of war

Demonstration was in response to escalating tensions between U.S. and Iran.