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Lack of funding spells trouble for county roads

“This problem puts people miles out of their way.”

 

Firefighters extricate woman stuck in sand, mud near Lisabeula Park

Early this month, the fire department freed a woman who was stuck in mud and sand near Lisabeula Park. Lore Wintergreen, a new island resident,… Continue reading

 

County closes much of Dockton Park pier

King County has closed much of the pier at Dockton Park because of structural damage. Last week, a structural engineer determined that the breakwater and… Continue reading

 

Ferry fleet’s fate rests with legislators

The fate of Washington State Ferries’ Long Range Plan, specifically the construction of five new Olympic-class boats, hangs in the balance at the moment, as… Continue reading

Islanders invited to training, hunt for invasive crab

“The earlier you find an invasive species, the better chance you can get rid of it.”

Foundation recognizes Paul Colwell in creating new scholarship

Paul Colwell, a high school paraprofessional and local musician, was named as the honoree.

  • Mar 13, 2019

Meeting about housing development next week

The project is intended to serve 40 people, including seniors and those who are homeless or disabled

Tragedy inspires Vashon native to establish new nonprofit

Wilderness Chaplains offers crisis care and support to first responders.

Island educators criticize district’s proposed budget cuts

Teachers ’ union requests listening session; possible reductions are affecting morale

Runaway dog taken back by adoption agency

Vashon Island Pet Protectors said Henry is “safe and receiving the specific care that he needs.”

Friends of the Library bring back, expand golf fundraiser

The event will help the group fund library programming that the KCLS doesn’t have the money for

Forum on pesticide alternatives Saturday

Speakers will discuss the harm posed by pesticides and the changing practices around their use.

Theatre mural draws criticism, defense

Some islanders have recently commented that the artwork may be promoting an offensive stereotype.

Tax help for seniors

Hilary Emmer will help qualifying islanders apply for the KC senior property tax exemption

  • Mar 6, 2019
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Health care advocates pursue hospital district for Nov. ballot

Islanders face complex tax scenario

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House passes bill on ferry performance measures

The legislation will add and expand performance measures to the Vashon and Southworth routes.

Thread by Thread retreat for women celebrates Middle East

Organizers call the retreat an experience of shared culture, empowerment and joy.

  • Mar 6, 2019
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Ferguson contacts WA sheriffs about enforcing gun control measure

Letter addresses points of confusion over Initiative 1639

  • Mar 5, 2019
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A wildfire near Darrington in 2017. Photo courtesy of Northwest Washington Incident Management Team

National Guard could see pay bump for wildfire response

House passes bill with 94-0 vote

  • Mar 5, 2019
A wildfire near Darrington in 2017. Photo courtesy of Northwest Washington Incident Management Team
Protest in Caracas, Venezuela, on Jan. 23, 2019. wikimedia/Voice of America

Local activists push back against intervention in Venezuelan crisis

Anti-war group Answer Coalition plans protest March 16 at Seattle Central College

Protest in Caracas, Venezuela, on Jan. 23, 2019. wikimedia/Voice of America