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Vashon Green School, aiming for inclusion, becomes nonprofit

Vashon Green School is the island’s only completely outdoor primary school.

  • Oct 22, 2021

 

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COVID Update: Delta hits hard for island youth and children

In September, there were 43 new cases on Vashon and 22 of those were patients aged 19 and younger.

  • Oct 21, 2021

 

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Local leaders detail big impacts of reduced ferry service

WSF announced that the triangle route will operate on a two-boat schedule for an indefinite period of time.

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Phil Volker, a pilgrim who inspired thousands, dies at 73

Volker was the subject of two award-winning films, “Phil’s Camino” and “Phil’s Camino: So Far, So Good.”

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Norman Mathews, grocer who gave back generously to island, dies

Mathews was a pillar of the business community who was beloved for his support of island groups.

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Longtime reporter is named as Beachcomber’s new editor

Vashon resident Elizabeth Shepherd named new Beachcomber editor.

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What’s happening | Oct. 21 edition

Group discusses new burial methods in Washington, a reminder to stop for school buses and more.

  • Oct 20, 2021
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Food Bank plans ahead for future

Strategic planning effort identifies four priorities

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Geographic dispersion of Washington State Patrol commissioned personnel who lost their jobs Oct. 18. (Washington State Patrol)

Rather than get vaccine, nearly 1,900 state workers lose jobs

Exactly how many people will be out of work for ignoring Gov. Jay Inslee’s vaccine mandate isn’t known yet. But it became a lot clearer… Continue reading

Geographic dispersion of Washington State Patrol commissioned personnel who lost their jobs Oct. 18. (Washington State Patrol)

Vashon school board members eye applicants for open seat

A field of four applicants has now been narrowed to two: Kali Aguilera and Richard Hazzard.

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Captain Marsha Morse and crew photographed aboard the MV Kitsap on Puget Sound

Islander retires; ending 46-year WSF career

Captain Marsha Morse is one of WSF’s first female captains.

Washington State Ferry MV Kitsap:
Captain Marsha Morse and crew photographed aboard the MV Kitsap on Puget Sound
King County Courthouse adjacent to City Hall Park (courtesy of City of Seattle)

County council votes to take dangerous park out of Seattle’s hands

City Hall Park, next to the courthouse in downtown Seattle, has had multiple reports of crime.

King County Courthouse adjacent to City Hall Park (courtesy of City of Seattle)
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Health care workers call on state’s hospitals to help mitigate staffing crisis

Health care workers unions claim hospitals have the resources to fix the issue.

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State AG Ferguson leads effort supporting local journalism

Federal legislation offers tax credits to subscribers, businesses and news organizations

  • Oct 14, 2021
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King County Councilmember Kathy Lambert (file photo)

Lambert removed from King County Council leadership roles

Lambert received backlash after her campaign used flyers that depicted her opponent as a puppet.

King County Councilmember Kathy Lambert (file photo)
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As part of preparations to open Vashon’s new clinic for vaccine booster shots, Tyler Young, the owner of Vashon Pharmacy, rolled in a refrigerator that will be used to keep vaccines at the correct temperature. The appointment-only mass booster shot vaccine clinic is located at the Methodist Church, just south of the island’s business district.

Booster shot site opens as Vashon’s COVID spike continues

In September, the case rate on Vashon went above the case rate for mainland King County.

  • Oct 14, 2021
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As part of preparations to open Vashon’s new clinic for vaccine booster shots, Tyler Young, the owner of Vashon Pharmacy, rolled in a refrigerator that will be used to keep vaccines at the correct temperature. The appointment-only mass booster shot vaccine clinic is located at the Methodist Church, just south of the island’s business district.
C-17 at Joint Base Lewis McChord airstrip (courtesy of United States Military)

King County councilmember proposes program to aid transition of Afghan interpreters who served the U.S. overseas

Program would provide job training and learning opportunities for Afghan interpreters and advisors.

C-17 at Joint Base Lewis McChord airstrip (courtesy of United States Military)
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The Beachcomber picks up prizes in prestigious competition

The Beachcomber had a strong showing in advertising, news and editorial categories.

  • Oct 13, 2021
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Vandals strike at Vashon Theatre

Vashon Theatre’s box office window was smashed in the evening of Oct. 7.

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