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Gray wolves historically roamed across the state but were eradicated in Washington by 1930s. In recent decades wolves have been migrating back to the state from Canada, Idaho and Oregon. John and Karen Hollingsworth/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Pack to the future: Will more wolves come to King County?

Some experts believe we’re on the cusp of discovering packs in King County.

Gray wolves historically roamed across the state but were eradicated in Washington by 1930s. In recent decades wolves have been migrating back to the state from Canada, Idaho and Oregon. John and Karen Hollingsworth/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
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Legislator’s bill proposes wiping advisory votes from your ballot

‘They are nothing more than push polls designed to instill distrust in government,’ says state senator.

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Vashon’s Local Heroes Gown Up to Help At a Testing Site

South King Fire Rescue is starting its vaccination program and is looking to VIFR to assist.

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Remi Frederick, a Village Green employee receives her first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine on Jan. 26 in Federal Way. Olivia Sullivan/Sound Publishing

Inslee: We have vaccine capacity, we just need the doses

Despite continued frustration from those seeking a shot, the state is making progress, he said.

Remi Frederick, a Village Green employee receives her first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine on Jan. 26 in Federal Way. Olivia Sullivan/Sound Publishing
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Early Earthquake Warning Alert Test Planned for King County

The demonstration will coincide with the 20th anniversary of the 6.8 Nisqually earthquake.

  • Feb 6, 2021
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Re-Opening Remains Hot Topic for Schools

Additional meetings with labor groups and school principals will take place prior to a decision.

Fire District Signs Agreement With Union Covering COVID Pay

Firefighters will receive supplemental leave pay to maintain their baseline salary.

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A Free Library Aims To Reach Readers

The little library was created as a project of Vashon Rotary’s Racial Justice Task Force.

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Latino Group Calls for School Board To Commit To Talks

Presentation re-introduced group to district, reaffirmed desire to create solutions for students.

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Sunken and abandoned boat at Kirkland’s Marina Park (Photo Credit: King County Sheriff’s Office)

Abandoned boats in waterways are a ‘regional challenge,’ says King County Sheriff’s Office

Spokesperson says expensive and time-consuming boat recoveries happen about 20 times a year.

Sunken and abandoned boat at Kirkland’s Marina Park (Photo Credit: King County Sheriff’s Office)
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Number of Vaccine Doses Allocated To Island Remain Low

Here’s what you need to know about Jan. 26 - Feb. 1.

  • Feb 4, 2021
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Pay freeze for Inslee and state lawmakers this year

A citizen panel approved a 1.75% increase for executives, legislators and justices 17 months from now.

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Spring Chinook salmon. Photo courtesy of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Report: Washington salmon are in hot water

Ten of the 14 salmon species listed as endangered are in crisis.

Spring Chinook salmon. Photo courtesy of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Sea stars huddled at low tide (Photo credit: MARINe)

Research suggests warmer oceans are killing sea stars in Puget Sound

‘Wasting syndrome’ has decimated 70-100 percent of sea star populations in certain areas.

Sea stars huddled at low tide (Photo credit: MARINe)
Chad Wheeler. COURTESY PHOTO, Seattle Seahawks

Ex-Seahawk Wheeler accused of attacking girlfriend in Kent apartment

Lineman charged with first-degree domestic violence assault

Chad Wheeler. COURTESY PHOTO, Seattle Seahawks
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Sandpiper Cafe Opens At Island Golf Club

“It’s an amazing thing that we’re going to be able to do here,” said island chef Doug Arends.

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Vaccines Come To Vashon, Island Interest at Fever Pitch

Here’s what you need to know about Jan. 19 to Jan. 25.

  • Jan 28, 2021
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Ridin’ With Biden: Islanders Celebrate With a Car Parade

Islanders took to the roads celebrating the Presidential Inauguration.

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Legislature Holds Hearing on Bill as Parks Hang in Balance

Bill would allow park and recreation districts to collect tax revenue from different funding source.

Timing Is Everything in Talks About Re-Opening School

The pending decision comes amidst both progress and setbacks in the battle against the coronavirus.