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Happenings | Nov. 25 to Dec. 2

Thanksgiving at Eagles, ‘Shop Talk’ on sustainable consumption, new VoV show on learning disabilities

  • Nov 24, 2021
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VashonBePrepared’s Guide for the Holidays while being COVID Safe

VashonBePrepared offers tips for remaining healthy and safe during the upcoming holiday season.

  • Nov 24, 2021
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Department of Health announces QR code verification program to prove vaccination status

WA Verify is intended to make vaccine verification simpler and more efficient.

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Vashon World AIDS Day teaches through art, theatre and more

Community commemorates World AIDS Day through various programs.

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Mid-afternoon traffic on northbound Interstate 5 on Nov. 22 near Everett. Dan Bates/The Herald

Thanksgiving traffic forecast is heavier than pre-pandemic

Drivers and ferry riders could be in for long waits, depending on when they go.

Mid-afternoon traffic on northbound Interstate 5 on Nov. 22 near Everett. Dan Bates/The Herald
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King County Executive appoints Patti Cole-Tindall as interim sheriff

Cole-Tindall has a background in the sheriff’s office and county government.

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Comparison map between current district map and proposed draft. (Screenshot from King County’s website)

King County proposes redistricting map, asks for feedback from public

Public invited to comment at November 30 public hearing.

Comparison map between current district map and proposed draft. (Screenshot from King County’s website)
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At Last: Younger Kids Begin Get Their Shots at School Clinics

About 250 children were vaccinated last week at the Vashon Island School District campus.

  • Nov 19, 2021
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New, green burial methods available to islanders

Alkaline hydrolysis and natural organic reduction offer greener options than traditional methods.

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A new rent assistance program begins on Vashon

Lottery program has goal of serving 20 families in 2022.

What’s Happening | Nov. 18 edition

Join in on a Turkey Trot, tune into a conversation on Voice of Vashon about reparations and more.

  • Nov 18, 2021

School and fire districts detail impacts of vaccination mandate

VISD have lost no employees due to the vaccine mandate, but VIFR has released one firefighter/EMT.

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Park District discusses BARC hours, potential for dog park and more

A variety of issues were discussed at the Park District’s most recent meeting, held on Nov. 9.

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Community task force, working with VCC’s owners, steps back

This week, as the last remaining resident of Vashon Community Care (VCC) moved out, and all but a few of the remaining staff members also… Continue reading

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Island Center Homes project experiences delays

Newest Vashon HouseHold project is slated to break ground in spring 2022.

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Scene & Heard: Vashon celebrates Veterans Day

Veterans gathered throughout Vashon to celebrate the day.

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The Washington State Redistricting Commission held a public meeting over Zoom on Monday night to draw the final legislative and congressional district boundaries. Most of the five-hour session was spent in "caucus meetings" which were unavailable to the viewing public. (Washington State Redistricting Commission)

Bipartisan commission fails to draw new political boundaries

For the first time in state history, the Supreme Court will define new congressional and legislative districts.

The Washington State Redistricting Commission held a public meeting over Zoom on Monday night to draw the final legislative and congressional district boundaries. Most of the five-hour session was spent in "caucus meetings" which were unavailable to the viewing public. (Washington State Redistricting Commission)
Left: Dow Constantine, Right: Joe Nguyen (screenshot from King County website)

Constantine leads in vote count for King County Executive

Incumbent Dow Constantine is challenged by State Sen. Joe Nguyen.

Left: Dow Constantine, Right: Joe Nguyen (screenshot from King County website)
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Islander Awarded MLK Medal of Distinguished Service

Alejandra Tres is a co-founder and co-leader of Comunidad Latina de Vashon.

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Graffiti in Vashon’s town core prompts outrage and concern

The incident also inspired a community advertisement in this week’s Beachcomber, signed by hundreds.