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This October 2021 photo provided by Pfizer shows kid-size doses of its COVID-19 vaccine.

King County woman among first in state to test positive for Omicron

Omicron appears to be more transmissible than the Delta variant.

 

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Black drivers disproportionately pulled over by WSP in King, Pierce counties

A study by WSU researchers examined over 3 million traffic stops performed by WSP officers.

 

School board approves levy ask for February ballot

Published Nov. 11, 2021 On Oct. 28, the Vashon Island School District’s (VISD) board of directors unanimously approved a four-year Educational Programs and Operations (EP&O)… Continue reading

 

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King County weather: Dec. 3-5

Here is your King County area weather forecast for Dec. 3-5, 2021. Friday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 46 degrees. Friday night: A 40… Continue reading

  • Dec 3, 2021
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Senator becomes first GOP candidate for secretary of state

Sen. Keith Wagoner will challenge Democrat Steve Hobbs, who was appointed to the statewide post in November

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The Federal Way Performing Arts and Event Center is located at 31510 Pete von Reichbauer Way S. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror

FEMA to send mobile COVID-19 vaccination unit to Western Washington

The mobile site is set to open Dec. 20 in Federal Way; additional locations to come.

The Federal Way Performing Arts and Event Center is located at 31510 Pete von Reichbauer Way S. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror
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Artist, writer and adventurer Kajira Wyn Berry dies at 94

Arriving on Vashon at the age of 48, Kaj Berryquickly found both purpose and a deep sense of place.

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Thanksgiving Day brings magnificent visitors to island waters

J-Pod orcas visit Point Robinson on Thanksgiving Day.

  • Dec 2, 2021
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Experts urge caution as variant emerges during holiday season

VashonBePrepared estimates more than half of Vashon’s 5 to 11-year-olds have their first COVID shots.

  • Dec 2, 2021
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Film icon Tom Skerritt brings acclaimed new film to Vashon

“East of the Mountains,” will be screened at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 9, at Vashon Theatre.

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Washington health officials discuss response to new COVID variant

Things will be handled with Omicron variant similar to the Delta variant.

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A new documentary, ‘Found,’ features a familiar local family

“Found,” a new feature documentary that premiered on Netflix in mid-October, has a distinct island connection — it is, in part, about the experience of… Continue reading

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City of Seattle on track to reopen West Seattle Bridge in 2022

The cost for the final phase of repairs is now estimated to be around $45 million.

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What’s Happening | Dec. 2 edition

WinterFest is back in full swing, celebrate Chanukah with the Havurah and more.

  • Dec 1, 2021
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As new COVID-19 variant looms, vaccination disparities linger in King County

County data shows gaps among age, geography and race.

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King County and Port of Seattle to collaborate on waste-to-fuel study

The study is aimed at identifying logistics of developing aviation fuel out of municipal garbage.

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The 100th TimeAgain: Behind the Scenes of Long-Running Series

For 12 years, historian Bruce Haulman and photographer Terry Donnelly have told the story of Vashon.

  • Nov 25, 2021
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‘Basket Brigade’ gives thanks for the chance to give back

The Basket Brigade will serve & deliver assorted goods to 10 island families in time for Thanksgiving.

  • Nov 25, 2021
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Kay White Hall briefly closes, following staff’s exposure

A few VCA activities were curtailed because staff members were in quarantine.

Community Council update: Nov. 15 meeting

Motions and discussion on building codes, response to racist graffiti, affordable housing crisis

  • Nov 24, 2021