Paul Rowley

Joe Nguyen, newly elected to state senate, looks ahead

Joe Nguyen, the son of Vietnamese immigrants and a lifelong resident of the 34th Legislative District, won the state senate seat of outgoing Sen. Sharon… Continue reading

Islanders protest Trump’s attorney general pick

A crowd of 70 islanders, joined by the Backbone Campaign, protested at the four-way stop Friday evening in support of special counsel Robert Mueller and… Continue reading

High school production club is the star of the show

“It was really started by students and for students.”

Oral history project underway for Vashon World AIDS Day festival

Longtime islander Peter Serko has arranged for a series of events to tell the stories of those from Vashon who have been lost to AIDS.… Continue reading

Havurah hosts vigil to honor worshipers killed in synagogue

As rain fell last Sunday night, Suzanne Greenberg, newly elected president of the Havurah on Vashon, welcomed solemn mourners to a candlelit vigil instead of… Continue reading

VYFS to host free wellness event Saturday

In partnership with several island agencies, Vashon Youth and Family Services (VYFS) will host its first ever Wellness Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.… Continue reading

Island group to memorialize loved ones, discuss death on Sunday

Organizers of the island’s “Let’s Talk About Living and Dying” group, who originally hosted the Death Café gatherings, will host a memorial table session to… Continue reading

Public health forum to meet Tuesday

The Vashon-Maury Health Collaborative will host a third and final community meeting from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, at the Land Trust Building… Continue reading

Islander solo trekking 800-mile Arizona Trail

Islander Jean Taggart left the border of Utah on foot in early October. Crossing the Grand Canyon, she was drenched by remnants of Hurricane Rosa… Continue reading

Forum, candidate debate set for Monday

Joe Nguyen and Shannon Braddock, candidates for state Senate, will debate at 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22 on the Vashon High School theater stage in… Continue reading

School district, support staff negotiate new contract

‘Our bottom line was a living wage for everyone’

New leaders take helm at island congregations

Sarah Rubin, the new part-time rabbi of the Havurah, said her fondness of the Pacific Northwest dates back to her childhood. She remembers long summers… Continue reading

County passes gun safety measures

In a 6-3 decision last week, the King County Council voted to pass an ordinance requiring gun owners to secure their firearms in safes or… Continue reading

Orca proposals fall short with islanders

A lengthy draft of recommendations released by Gov. Jay Inslee’s orca task force last week aims to stem the decline of the beleaguered southern residents,… Continue reading

Cougar sightings reported, but remain unconfirmed

Two people reported separate accounts of seeing a cougar on the island last week, though presently their sightings are unverified. On Tuesday, Sept. 25, islander… Continue reading

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                                A long line of traffic at Fauntleroy Dock is a frequent scene.

Researchers, islanders tackle problems facing ferries

Researchers from the University of Washington are taking a close look at the Fauntleroy dock, while at the same time some islanders have taken matters… Continue reading

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                                A long line of traffic at Fauntleroy Dock is a frequent scene.

Journeymen to hold fundraiser, help island boys grow

In American culture, some boys and young men tear themselves down to fit a mold that promotes single-mindedness, repression, dominance and the belief that violence… Continue reading

Utilities retain use of rights-of-way

A Superior Court judge recently issued a formal ruling in favor of utility companies that would have had to pay the county a fee for… Continue reading

County restores shorelines to health

To protect the many species which depend on the vital health of Puget Sound, King County has several shoreline armoring removal projects underway on Vashon… Continue reading

Ceremony will open new athletic field Friday night

Months after work began to replace the Vashon High School athletic field and track, the project is slated to come to an end. A ribbon-cutting… Continue reading