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

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.

Islanders fear ‘canary in the coal mine’ as climate warms
Body at Tahlequah dock identified

Body at Tahlequah dock identified

Death has been officially ruled as a suicide.

Body at Tahlequah dock identified
School board officials prepare for election

School board officials prepare for election

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

School board officials prepare for election
Islanders, geologists consider landslide risks

Islanders, geologists consider landslide risks

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

Islanders, geologists consider landslide risks
State Patrol officers to direct traffic at dock

State Patrol officers to direct traffic at dock

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

State Patrol officers to direct traffic at dock
Cuts, challenges for school district prompt discussion

Cuts, challenges for school district prompt discussion

Strong disagreement between union and officials over how to proceed with cuts to reduce deficit.

Cuts, challenges for school district prompt discussion
Vashon 4-H club part of long history at island park

Vashon 4-H club part of long history at island park

Event last weekend celebrated work that transformed Paradise Ridge park into riding destination.

Vashon 4-H club part of long history at island park
Body found in water near Tahlequah Dock

Body found in water near Tahlequah Dock

The cause of death is still undermined.

Body found in water near Tahlequah Dock
Coffee chain starts conversation about giving to needy

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.

Coffee chain starts conversation about giving to needy
Park district could go broke next year

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.

Park district could go broke next year
Local Services hosts town hall with county officials

Local Services hosts town hall with county officials

Topics discussed included permitting, senior center funding and crime and safety.

Local Services hosts town hall with county officials
Vashon HouseHold updates development progress

Vashon HouseHold updates development progress

Proposed ordinance to change development regulations now open for public comment.

Vashon HouseHold updates development progress
Orcas visit island waters

Orcas visit island waters

“We actually saw them eating fish — there was something here for them.”

Orcas visit island waters
Islanders strike to demand action on climate

Islanders strike to demand action on climate

More than 250 islanders took part in climate strike last Friday, coinciding with worldwide protests.

Islanders strike to demand action on climate

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