Paul Rowley

Vashon’s drinking water eyed by investors

Large utilities put out offers to buy several of the island’s private water companies.

Once perched on light pole, ospreys find new home

Last fall, certified arborists moved a nest that the protected birds built atop a light pole.

Islanders fear ‘canary in the coal mine’ as climate warms

Audubon finds climate change threatens way of life of hundreds of bird species in Washington state.

Body at Tahlequah dock identified

Death has been officially ruled as a suicide.

School board officials prepare for election

Former board member is campaigning to return while two others are running unopposed.

Islanders, geologists consider landslide risks

Members of the island’s Medical Reserve Corps, fire chiefs participated in VashonBePrepared exercise.

State Patrol officers to direct traffic at dock

Officers from Seattle Police Department will no longer direct traffic at Fauntleroy Terminal.

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.”