Susan Riemer

Friends of Mukai remember history with film, discussion

Executive Order 9066 led to the incarceration of Americans of Japanese Ancestry during World War II.

Record snowfall delights, frustrates islanders

The weather brought power outages, transportation challenges and school cancellations.

Man charged after domestic violence assault

The arrest followed an episode of domestic violence earlier in the week.

Islanders assist those interested in Death with Dignity Act

“I feel very strongly that people should know that it is an option.”

Man arrested following domestic assault

An island man was booked into King County jail last evening, after threatening his ex-girlfriend with a gun and attempting to flee to Tacoma. He… Continue reading

Islanders testify about ferries to transportation committee

Washington State Ferries was asked to delay the new sailing schedule.

Winter storm brings breakers, and surfers, to the north end

Islander Oli Christophersen learned to surf in Washington years ago and has come to love cold waves.

Sheriff’s K-9 unit searches for man on Vashon

A K-9 unit from the King County Sheriff’s Office is on the island this evening, looking for a man involved in a domestic violence incident… Continue reading

Annual homeless count finds nearly 100 people without shelter on Vashon

The island’s homeless population includes people who work and appear to be going about a“regular” life

Island beekeepers come together in hopes of success

“If you are going to keep bees, you need to take as much care of them as a pet or chickens.”

Community housing decisions should be made from our hearts

Housing Decisions should be made from our hearts I think something has to be written from our hearts about the two planned urban developments here… Continue reading

County department ramps up services for unincorporated areas

If community members are unhappy, the county will modify the agreements and services provided.

Carting away the island’s Styrofoam

Last Sunday, islander Nadine Edelstein packed the John L. Scott moving truck with polystyrene other islanders wanted to get rid of and headed off the… Continue reading

Healthcare collaborative focuses on community outreach

“The more people interested, the better decisions we will be able to make about what to do”

County awards $3 million to Vashon HouseHold

Funds are earmarked for the organization’s latest affordable housing project

New scholarship to honor physician Gary Koch

Colleagues of longtime island doctor Gary Koch have recently created a scholarship for graduating seniors in his honor and are seeking donations to fund it… Continue reading

Lawyer to discuss immigrant rights

Matter will tell stories of her personal experience with asylum-seeking refugees and others

IFCH welcomes new president

The council works with islanders who are homeless or at the risk of becoming homeless

Workshop offers household preparedness tips

Speakers will cover a wide range of topics

VIFR responds to fire at Sawbones

Vashon Island Fire & Rescue responded to a fire at Pacific Research Laboratories shortly after 5 p.m. this evening. On scene, Assistant Chief Bob Larsen… Continue reading