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Chamber offers suggestions for a safe Halloween

The holiday will not include the closure of Vashon Hwy., in the middle of town, to trick-or-treaters

 

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Vashon Emergency Operations Center COVID-19 Pandemic Situation Report

Here’s what you need to know about Oct. 12 to Oct. 19.

  • Oct 24, 2020

 

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Local girls and women fill the sidewalks for Women’s March

More than 200 women, girls and allies participated in the march on Vashon last Saturday.

 

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State demanded more drop boxes, and now it must pay for them

A King County judge says a law requiring more ballot boxes was an illegal unfunded mandate.

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King County 2020 unemployment numbers. Source: Washington State Employment Security Department

Boeing, coronavirus likely to impact King County economy

Unemployment remained high in September.

King County 2020 unemployment numbers. Source: Washington State Employment Security Department

NW Canine Connections, island dog kennel, to close

Vashon Island Pet Protectors is leasing the space, will open a long-awaited dog shelter.

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County, bird watchers brace for a warming world

A recent study suggests environmental issues can be foreshadowed by what is happening to birds.

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Island businesses take part in domestic violence awareness month

Over 50 island businesses and organizations are dawning purple lights and “We Believe Survivors” signs

  • Oct 17, 2020
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Vashon Emergency Operations Center COVID-19 Pandemic Situation Report

Here’s what you need to know about Oct. 6 to Oct. 12.

  • Oct 17, 2020
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Schools reveal plans for limited in-person learning

But the plans will be put on hold if King County virus rates continue to rise in the weeks to come.

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The Beachcomber picks up prizes in prestigious contest

The newspaper won three awards from the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association.

  • Oct 16, 2020
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Vashon’s case count rises, as travelers bring home the virus

Five new cases of COVID-19 have now pushed Vashon’s total number of infections to 29.

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State Supreme Court strikes down $30 car-tab initiative

Justices unanimously agreed that voter-approved Initiative 976 is unconstitutional.

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Dental practice closed after staff member tests positive for COVID-19

Staff has entered quarantine and the office is being professionally sanitized as a precaution.

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Health care district shares latest progress with new provider

Commissioners identified Sea Mar Community Health Centers as frontrunner in provider search.

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Vashon Emergency Operations Center COVID-19 Pandemic Situation Report

Here’s what you need to know about Sept. 29 to Oct. 5.

  • Oct 10, 2020
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Ciderfest returns, packaged for pandemic

The Vashon-Maury Island Chamber of Commerce is selling unique CiderFest-themed boxes this year.

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Agency partners with school district to offer services

Vashon Youth Family Services launches new programs, highlights its childcare program, Vashon Kids.

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Chinese restaurant, an island option since 2007, will close

Owner Angela Wu said the restaurant’s loyal customers have become like family to the staff.

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Hilary Franz (left) and Sue Kuehl Pederson

Wildfires, forest health are key issues in race to lead DNR

Republican Sue Kuehl Pederson is challenging incumbent Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz.

Hilary Franz (left) and Sue Kuehl Pederson