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Two VHS students arrested over social media threats

Two Vashon High School students were arrested last Wednesday and booked into King County’s Youth Services Center on investigation of felony harassment after posting threatening… Continue reading

 

With comment period closed, WSF will hold meeting in West Seattle Dec. 12

Editor’s Note: Washington State Ferries has changed its December meeting to Dec. 12; this version reflects the correct date. The comment period for the proposed… Continue reading

 

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

 

Weekend celebration will honor island elder

Vashon’s Quaker community is hosting an unusual version of a celebration of life this Sunday; the group is honoring someone who is still living. Dorothy… Continue reading

School district officials tell legislators: sustainability, solvency at risk

The Vashon Island School District is projected to face a $600,000 shortfall for the 2021-22 school year if no changes are made to how Washington… Continue reading

Experts relocate osprey nest near VHS field

Last week, a family home close to the high school and new track and field was relocated — but the movers were not your everyday… 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

Proposed ferry schedule falls short for many islanders

After the Washington State Ferries meeting last week, ferry officials are encouraging those who have not provided feedback on the schedule to do so, while… Continue reading

Water district to discuss raising rates

Water District 19 will hold a meeting next Tuesday, where commissioners will discuss raising water rates. They would like members of the public to attend.… Continue reading

Funding primary care is focus of health collaborative

Neighborcare is expecting a $350,000 operating deficit this year at the Vashon clinic.

Seminar will focus on living with mental illness

To help counter the stigma of mental illness and address the effects on families where it is present, Vashon Youth & Family Services and Vashon… 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

Fire officials object to proposed ferry schedule

The Vashon fire district chief and commissioners have released separate public letters this week to Washington State Ferries, with one letter asking for improved service… Continue reading

Island’s oldest Marine takes a look back

Midge Grace is proud of her service with the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II.

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

Granny’s awards year’s second half grants

At the end of September, the members of Granny’s Attic voted on its semi-annual grant awards and gave $125,001 to eight local nonprofit organizations to… Continue reading

State senate candidates debate on Vashon

Last week, as part of Ballotpalooza at Vashon High School, state senate candidates Shannon Braddock and Joe Nguyen participated in a debate that included close-to-home… Continue reading

Native plant expert will sit on panel; mushrooms are afoot

John Browne Many on Vashon know John Browne as a musician, mayoral candidate and community advocate, but it’s his life’s work with native plants that… Continue reading

Beloved Burton shopkeeper prepares to move on

Sandy Mattara’s deep, infectious laughter finishes the sentence. “Be all that you can be. Do all that you can do. And the rest of it’s… Continue reading

  • Oct 31, 2018