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Pictured left to right: Former Congressman Dave Reichert, Slade Gorton, and King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn visit Washington, D.C., to testify in favor of the Mountains to Sound Greenway National Heritage Area designation. Courtesy photo

Former U.S. Sen. Slade Gorton dies at 92

Former U.S. Sen. Slade Gorton died Aug. 19 in Seattle at age 92. Gorton’s political career spanned 40 years in Washington state and Washington, D.C.… Continue reading

Pictured left to right: Former Congressman Dave Reichert, Slade Gorton, and King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn visit Washington, D.C., to testify in favor of the Mountains to Sound Greenway National Heritage Area designation. Courtesy photo

Vashon Senior Center receives county grant

The four-year grant from King County will help implement a new “Virtual Villages” program.

Special Hunt Deer Season on Vashon Extended to Address Overpopulation

Special Hunt Deer Season on Vashon Extended to Address Overpopulation

The abundance of deer on the island threatens their health and well-being, as well as native flora.

  • Aug 19, 2020
Special Hunt Deer Season on Vashon Extended to Address Overpopulation
Screenshot from a press conference by Gov. Jay Inslee.

Republican state lawmakers want special session

Gov. Jay Inslee and other Democrats are waiting to see what Congress does.

Screenshot from a press conference by Gov. Jay Inslee.
Vashon Emergency Operations Center COVID-19 Pandemic Situation Reports

Vashon Emergency Operations Center COVID-19 Pandemic Situation Reports

Here’s what you need to know about Aug. 4 to Aug. 10.

  • Aug 15, 2020
Vashon Emergency Operations Center COVID-19 Pandemic Situation Reports

Islanders look for answers about online school in the fall

The Vashon Island School District will begin school in the fall with remote learning only.

The COVID-19 outbreak closed schools statewide last spring and has led to many school districts opting for remote learning in the fall. Pictured: A Decatur High School staff member takes cover from the rain while celebrating the graduating class of 2020 in June. File photo

Study: Virus cases must drop for state’s schools to safely reopen

Bringing students back in any capacity will lead to new infections, the report found.

The COVID-19 outbreak closed schools statewide last spring and has led to many school districts opting for remote learning in the fall. Pictured: A Decatur High School staff member takes cover from the rain while celebrating the graduating class of 2020 in June. File photo
Alki Beach. Photo by Alabastro Photography

Heat wave is on the way this weekend

Temperatures are expected to climb into the mid-90s on Sunday.

Alki Beach. Photo by Alabastro Photography
The results are in: new fab four to reign as Vashon’s mayors

The results are in: new fab four to reign as Vashon’s mayors

This year marked the first time a group of young people had been elected to the unofficial office.

The results are in: new fab four to reign as Vashon’s mayors
Happening this week

Happening this week

The library’s curbside hours have changed, an upcoming event to discuss grief, and more.

  • Aug 11, 2020
Happening this week
School lunch. File photo

School district distributes thousands of extra meals amid pandemic

Congress hasn’t renewed the program, which provided twice as many student meals for free last spring.

School lunch. File photo
The Enumclaw Health and Rehabilitation Center, which is located by St. Elizabeth hospital, a senior living community, and a nursing home. File photo

Inslee lifts visitation ban at long-term care facilities

Starting Wednesday, a four-phase plan will allow restrictions at nursing homes to gradually be relaxed.

The Enumclaw Health and Rehabilitation Center, which is located by St. Elizabeth hospital, a senior living community, and a nursing home. File photo
Restrictions clash with everyday life as pandemic rolls on

Restrictions clash with everyday life as pandemic rolls on

Business community, weddings caught between COVID-19 and measures to protect against it.

Restrictions clash with everyday life as pandemic rolls on
Heritage Museum launches a walking tour exhibit

Heritage Museum launches a walking tour exhibit

The show consists of interpretative photo panels installed in the windows of 34 businesses.

Heritage Museum launches a walking tour exhibit
Vashon Emergency Operations Center COVID-19 Pandemic Situation Reports

Vashon Emergency Operations Center COVID-19 Pandemic Situation Reports

Here’s what you need to know about July 28 to Aug. 3.

  • Aug 7, 2020
Vashon Emergency Operations Center COVID-19 Pandemic Situation Reports
‘No comment’ from Chase Bank after employees test positive for virus

‘No comment’ from Chase Bank after employees test positive for virus

A spokesperson said Chase is looking “to ensure that the proper procedures were followed.”

  • Aug 7, 2020
‘No comment’ from Chase Bank after employees test positive for virus
Screenshot from Gov. Jay Inslee’s press conference on Aug. 5, 2020.

Inslee says schools in virus hot spots should stay closed

King County among high-risk counties; several school districts will have remote learning in the fall.

Screenshot from Gov. Jay Inslee’s press conference on Aug. 5, 2020.
King County Election headquarters in Renton on Aug. 4 for the primary election. Haley Ausbun/staff photo

Inslee and Culp lead governor race; incumbent Dems ahead for Congress | Statewide results

Early results for governor, state schools chief, attorney general and more.

King County Election headquarters in Renton on Aug. 4 for the primary election. Haley Ausbun/staff photo
Democrats dominate King County legislative races | Election results

Democrats dominate King County legislative races | Election results

Here are the latest results for King County legislative candidates in the Aug. 4 primary election, which included races for the state House and state… Continue reading

  • Aug 4, 2020
Democrats dominate King County legislative races | Election results

Local services director pays visit to island community council

The Vashon-Maury Island Community Council will meet next at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 17, on Webex.