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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

Local Services hosts town hall with county officials

Directors of nearly a dozen county departments gave briefings to large island audience.

Local Services hosts town hall with county officials
Future of historic dock rests on community

Future of historic dock rests on community

Park District levy election hangs over all decisions regarding what steps will be taken next.

Future of historic dock rests on community
Longtime islander rides in Mongol Derby

Longtime islander rides in Mongol Derby

“I don’t think it’s possible to do enough to get ready for something like that.”

Longtime islander rides in Mongol Derby
In film, islander explores environmental concerns, path forward

In film, islander explores environmental concerns, path forward

“What if you woke up tomorrow morning and you pretended that you chose to be here now?”

In film, islander explores environmental concerns, path forward
Human composting entrepreneur to speak on island

Human composting entrepreneur to speak on island

Katrina Spade will discuss sustainable alternatives to traditional funerary practices next Thursday.

Human composting entrepreneur to speak on island
Beachcomber names new editor to paper

Beachcomber names new editor to paper

Reporter and current editor Susan Riemer is stepping down.

Beachcomber names new editor to paper
Second Japan Festival will showcase island heritage

Second Japan Festival will showcase island heritage

The event will feature a number of Japanese traditions, dishes and crafts.

Second Japan Festival will showcase island heritage
Islander looks back at career as superior court judge

Islander looks back at career as superior court judge

Susan Serko served on the bench of the Pierce County Superior Court for 13 years.

Islander looks back at career as superior court judge
Stupid bikes to ride again during art gallery crawl

Stupid bikes to ride again during art gallery crawl

“It’s just got a life of its own. And it’s First Friday, so it’s going to be just a generally fun time.”

Stupid bikes to ride again during art gallery crawl
Park district renovates Agren

Park district renovates Agren

Field will remain closed while new sod takes root.

Park district renovates Agren
Food bank seeks more support for summer program

Food bank seeks more support for summer program

“For that kind of increased access and growth, we need increased funding.”

Food bank seeks more support for summer program
Orcas, salmon face myriad challenges

Orcas, salmon face myriad challenges

Three more southern residents have vanished and are presumed dead.

Orcas, salmon face myriad challenges
Weary of air traffic noise, islanders seek a reprieve

Weary of air traffic noise, islanders seek a reprieve

Group continues to push for Port of Seattle to install noise monitors on Vashon.

Weary of air traffic noise, islanders seek a reprieve
Islander steps down from longtime pet care business

Islander steps down from longtime pet care business

Joanna Gardiner of Loving Care for Animals is leaving her business this summer after 23 years.

Islander steps down from longtime pet care business
Relish offers hearty helping of new classes

Relish offers hearty helping of new classes

“It’s very empowering to cook for your family, your friends or yourself.”

Relish offers hearty helping of new classes
County takes on scheduling Community Van rides

County takes on scheduling Community Van rides

Pilot program renewed on island for two years.

County takes on scheduling Community Van rides
Pride, perspective after world rowing competition

Pride, perspective after world rowing competition

“I feel proud of everyone that competed … and for what we were able to throw down on the course.”

Pride, perspective after world rowing competition
Folk-pop luminary heads to arts center stage

Folk-pop luminary heads to arts center stage

Shawn Mullins has forged his own creative path in a notable career spanning decades.

Folk-pop luminary heads to arts center stage
County to begin cleanup of polluted Maury park

County to begin cleanup of polluted Maury park

Contractor bid evaluation process underway; some trails will be temporarily closed to public.

County to begin cleanup of polluted Maury park