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King County residents needed for first respiratory study using Apple watches

UW study to help find if devices can detect early warning signs of acute respiratory infections, such as COVID-19 and flu.

 

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Johnson & Johnson vaccine halted in Washington over side effect

Following federal guidance, Washington health care providers are temporarily pausing Johnson & Johnson shots while experts educate hospital systems on how to treat a rare… Continue reading

 

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High court ruling spurs effort to retool state’s drug laws

Meanwhile, the Blake decision has gotten people out jail, charges dismissed and possibly clemency for some.

  • Apr 12, 2021

 

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Wall of Portraits of Black Americans is Vandalized

A portrait of Lamontez Jones was torn from where it hung outside Vashon Center for the Arts.

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Vashon Emergency Operations Center COVID-19 Pandemic Situation Report

Here’s what you need to know about March 30 to April 5.

  • Apr 8, 2021
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Islanders Out and About as Spring Blooms

Islanders recently flocked to enjoy the nice weather and sample delicious food and local goods.

  • Apr 8, 2021
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In Mountain Crash, a Pair of Treetop Flyers Beat the Odds

The engine of Craig Beles and Truman O’Brien’s plane began to sputter 8,000 feet above the ground.

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As April Blooms Pop, A Tasting Room Re-Opens

“April feels like an appropriate and safe time to re-open. We are excited to see people again.”

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With Flower Delivery Service, an Islander Touches Hearts

By Lila Cohen For the Vashon Riptide Note: This article continues The Beachcomber’s partnership with the Vashon Riptide, the stellar student newspaper at Vashon High… Continue reading

  • Apr 8, 2021
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The Monroe Correctional Complex on April 9, 2020. (Sound Publishing file photo)

Formerly incarcerated people regain right to vote in Washington

Rights restored immediately upon release.

  • Apr 8, 2021
The Monroe Correctional Complex on April 9, 2020. (Sound Publishing file photo)
Spring Chinook Salmon. Photo courtesy Michael Humling, US Fish & Wildlife Service

Salmon update: King County wants cleaner water, more habitat

Salmon and orcas are in the spotlight once again as King County unveils a new strategic plan to rework its approach to protecting water quality… Continue reading

Spring Chinook Salmon. Photo courtesy Michael Humling, US Fish & Wildlife Service
Guns seized during April 7 arrests (photo credit: Dept. of Justice)

More than 20 arrested across the Puget Sound in drug distribution conspiracy

DOJ says law enforcement agencies seized over 70 guns and hundreds of thousands in cash.

Guns seized during April 7 arrests (photo credit: Dept. of Justice)
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Experts Worry King County Headed for COVID Case Spike

Here’s what you need to know about March 23 to 29.

  • Apr 2, 2021
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Mental Health in Crisis During Online Instruction

(Or, the kids are not alright) – Part 3

  • Apr 2, 2021
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Medical Reserve Corps Docs Kick off a Series of Talks

The talks will explore current events through the eyes of islanders making a difference.

  • Apr 2, 2021
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Business Briefs

Farmers Market returns Saturday, Wild Mermaid relaunches, Vashon Adventures moves, and more.

  • Apr 2, 2021
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Sheriff’s office wants help identifying Green River killer victim

Staff reports In 2003, Gary Ridgway, Washington’s notorious Green River killer, pleaded guilty to murdering 48 women. As of today, two of Ridgway’s victims remain… Continue reading

  • Apr 2, 2021
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King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg. File photo

King County needs more lawyers to attack backlog of cases

6,107 open cases is double the normal amount for King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.

King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg. File photo
Public Health – Seattle & King County staff administering COVID-19 vaccine to a local emergency responder. COURTESY PHOTO, Public Health-Seattle & King County

Starting April 15, everyone 16 and older is eligible for a vaccine

Gov. Inslee said an expected increase in vaccine supply enables the state to open eligibility.

Public Health – Seattle & King County staff administering COVID-19 vaccine to a local emergency responder. COURTESY PHOTO, Public Health-Seattle & King County

Public Health To Dictate Actions Taken by VISD in COVID Cases

Changes prompted by response to new cases in students