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In three weeks, three exposure events have happened in schools

The latest incidence of classroom exposures for students at Chautauqua Elementary School follows two previous exposure events at McMurray Middle School.

 

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Refusing vaccine, fire and police chaplain asks for exemption

Abbot Tryphon cited religious and other reasons for objecting to the vaccine.

 

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Birth Announcement: Nash Lande Sandvig

Nash was born on August 26, 2021 to Gary Sandvig and Mallory McGuirk.

  • Sep 17, 2021

 

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Ceremony for Vashon’s newest road, light show comes to Open Space, & rent subsidy is launched by IFCH.

  • Sep 16, 2021
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Objection to mandate still clouds fire chief’s future on Vashon

Four other staff members in the district will file for exemptions to the vaccine mandate.

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BREAKING NEWS Vashon Community Care to cease services by end of year

With the closure of VCC, Vashon will lose a valuable and longtime community resource.

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Local photographer, artist opens framing business

New frame shop comes to Vashon.

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Former tavern to transform into a sweet spot for all ages

The Creamery’s move is part of the overall transformation of the property by its new owners

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Recent study highlights local group’s conservation successes

Vashon-based group’s work has assisted in quadrupling maleo population over the last 14 years.

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School board discusses COVID-19 updates, enrollment, curriculum

Board business included COVID updates, a new strategic plan and racial equity measures.

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A storied place of care for local seniors will cease operations

In an interview, VCC executives cited deep issues of sustainability as reasons for their decision.

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Waste management expert knocks county’s plan to expand landfill

The waste management advocate said the decision to expand seems pre-determined despite assessment.

Map of proposed landfill expansion sites (screenshot from King County website)

Chevron station robbed, employee held at gunpoint

Employee Nik Stoddard grabbed the gun away from the unidentified thief.

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State employees including first responders sue state over vaccine mandate

The lawsuit filed on behalf of more than 90 plaintiffs claims Inslee’s order is unconstitutional.

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The state’s hospitals face “unprecedented collapse” amid COVID uptick warn healthcare unions

Union spokeperson says understaffing was a problem even before the pandemic.

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Union carpenters to go on strike, expected to impact Eastside Microsoft projects

Members authorized strike after rejecting AGC offer for the fourth time.

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Time and Again: Community stores tell story of consolidation

Heights Grocery Co., in the 1930s, was typical of many of the community stores on the island.

  • Sep 9, 2021
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Gov. Jay Inslee talks about schools reopening during a past news conference. (Screenshot courtesy of TVW)

Masks required at big outdoor events; vaccine mandates expanded

Governor’s mask order takes effect Sept. 13.

Gov. Jay Inslee talks about schools reopening during a past news conference. (Screenshot courtesy of TVW)

Things to do | Sept. 9-16

Share the road with P2P, breathe deep at retreat

  • Sep 9, 2021