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Voters say ‘yes’ to school district levy

The levy will bring in $6 million to the district over the next four years

 

Health Care District board commissioners Eric Pryne, Wendy Noble, Tom Langland and Don Wolczko share a laugh before the start of a meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 12 at the Vashon Presbyterian Church. (Kevin Opsahl/Staff Photo)

Health Care District responds to community concerns, president says its ‘learning by doing’

Commissioners defended recent actions to explore a specific consultant

 

Reported robbery at Vashon Euphorium this weekend

Masked person aimed gun at employee, left with cash register. Suspect’s identify not yet known.

 

Love was in the air at Vashon Readers Theatre

A staged reading of “Love Letters” by A.R. Gurney was followed by personal stories from the audience.

Vashon Health Care District looking at primary care providers

Even as it continues discussions with Neighborcare Health, the Seattle-based nonprofit that operates an island clinic which is struggling, the Vashon Health Care District has… Continue reading

Bill to safeguard park services stalls

“We want to make sure that the park district can maintain its operations,” said Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon.

Equine workshops inspire students’ best selves

The series is intended to develop skills useful in high school and beyond.

Vashon Brewing Community Pub to undergo changes

The pub on island’s main drag plans interior touch-up, revamped experience by month’s end

Federal Way resident Mi’Chance Dunlap-Gittens, 17, died Jan. 27, 2017. Courtesy photo

Law enforcement challenges report on sting operation that killed Federal Way teen

King County Office of Law Enforcement Oversight’s findings rattle Sheriff’s Office, police union.

Federal Way resident Mi’Chance Dunlap-Gittens, 17, died Jan. 27, 2017. Courtesy photo

Unstable housing? Apply for Section 8

Applications open in February for housing vouchers

  • Feb 11, 2020
In 2018, the city of Seattle approved and then repealed a head tax within a month. It would have levied a $275 per employee tax on businesses grossing more than $20 million annually. Sound Publishing file photo

County head tax bill passes committee

Bill would let King County levy a tax on businesses to fund housing and address homelessness.

In 2018, the city of Seattle approved and then repealed a head tax within a month. It would have levied a $275 per employee tax on businesses grossing more than $20 million annually. Sound Publishing file photo
Gov. Jay Inslee signs the first bill of the 2020 legislative session into law. On the right stands the bill’s primary sponsor, Sen. Jamie Pedersen, D-Seattle, who is wearing a red tie. Photo by Cameron Sheppard, WNPA News Service

Gov. Inslee signs tax bill to help fund higher education

Law shifts a portion of the tax burden to large tech companies.

  • Feb 11, 2020
Gov. Jay Inslee signs the first bill of the 2020 legislative session into law. On the right stands the bill’s primary sponsor, Sen. Jamie Pedersen, D-Seattle, who is wearing a red tie. Photo by Cameron Sheppard, WNPA News Service
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King County Council could place roads levy lift on 2020 ballot

Levy could increase taxes for a median home by about $224 a year.

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King County Metro’s battery-electric bus. Photo courtesy of kingcounty.gov

King County Metro bus fleet will be electrified by 2035

Future base in South King County would house hundreds of the zero-emission vehicles.

King County Metro’s battery-electric bus. Photo courtesy of kingcounty.gov
Three-quarters of the suicide deaths among children ages 10 to 14 are caused by firearms, according to a new report from the Firearm Injury and Policy Research Program at the University of Washington. File photo

King County studies youth gun violence amid rising suicides

It’s unclear what’s driving the trend.

Three-quarters of the suicide deaths among children ages 10 to 14 are caused by firearms, according to a new report from the Firearm Injury and Policy Research Program at the University of Washington. File photo
A King County work crew clears a road near Preston on Feb. 7, 2020. Heavy rains appear to have caused multiple landslides along the road. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo

The future could look a lot like this year’s flood season

Climate change is expected to lead to more winter flooding in King County.

A King County work crew clears a road near Preston on Feb. 7, 2020. Heavy rains appear to have caused multiple landslides along the road. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo
High tides, as seen in this file photo of Raymond’s Willapa Landing Park in Pacific County, could become the norm in the future due to sea level rise. Sound Publishing file photo

UW summarizes Washington climate impact on water

The report localizes information from the United Nations.

High tides, as seen in this file photo of Raymond’s Willapa Landing Park in Pacific County, could become the norm in the future due to sea level rise. Sound Publishing file photo

Lawsuits filed against contractors over millings

King County is engaged in legal action on the millings on Vashon.

As Vashon Kids program marks anniversary, VYFS looks ahead

Growing demand for services strains the limited funding available to provide them.

14 plays in 48 hours? No problem, for local thespians

The whirlwind fly theater festival took place Jan. 23 to Jan. 25 at Open Space for Arts Community.

  • Feb 6, 2020