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Ready For A Movie In-Person? Theatre to Re-Open Friday

Movie theaters in Phase 2 counties may now operate at 25% capacity.

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COVID-19 cases hit island workplaces

Vashon Island Coffee Roasterie to open Nov. 12; the Vashon Island School District counts a case.

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Roasterie employee tests positive for COVID-19

The Roasterie will close as of Friday, Oct. 30, with a reopening now set for Thursday, Nov. 12

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Jay Inslee (D), left, and Loren Culp (R). File photo

Gov. Inslee surges to big lead as he nears rare third term

Statewide office roundup: Schools chief Reykdal in close contest; Secretary of State Wyman fends off challenge.

Jay Inslee (D), left, and Loren Culp (R). File photo
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Sex education bill Referendum 90 is passing

It will decide whether Senate Bill 5395 will be enacted into law.

  • Nov 3, 2020
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Exterior building and signage view from 9th Avenue of Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, WA.

Voters approve $1.74 billion bond for Harborview Medical Center

King County voters are saying yes to upgrades at Harborview Medical Center. Prop. 1 would authorize King County to issue up to $1.74 billion in… Continue reading

  • Nov 3, 2020
Exterior building and signage view from 9th Avenue of Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, WA.
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All King County charter amendments are passing

Voters are approving an appointed sheriff along with other measures.

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Final Harvest: Vashon Winery’s Owner Decides it’s Time to Sell

For owner Ron Irvine, it’s a place that is now full of memories of a life well-lived.

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Local Services Hosts Annual Town Hall, Pandemic Style

King County officials Zoomed in to inform and hear from island residents.

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Vashon Emergency Operations Center COVID-19 Pandemic Situation Report

Here’s what you need to know about Oct. 19 to Oct. 26.

  • Oct 31, 2020
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Schools: Pirates practice, and support personnel get a raise

Student-athletes have returned to practices and conditioning sessions, can join a conditioning club.

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A Bike Event Pivoted to Stay Safe — and Then Smoke Rolled In

The annual fundraiser was adjusted because of the pandemic. Then it became dangerous to be outdoors.

  • Oct 30, 2020
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Don’t Duck Your Civic Duty, It’s Time to Vote

This trio appeared outside the Vashon Library to cheer on voters dropping off their ballots.

  • Oct 30, 2020
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Aaron Kunkler/staff photoAlvin Sweet is a resident of Martin Court in Seattle’s Georgetown neighborhood. Martin Court is a former motel which was transformed into a supportive housing complex two decades ago. New funding from King County’s Health through Housing ordinance could expand this type of program across the county.

King County wants to buy motels for emergency, affordable housing

The concept has proven results in addressing homelessness.

Aaron Kunkler/staff photoAlvin Sweet is a resident of Martin Court in Seattle’s Georgetown neighborhood. Martin Court is a former motel which was transformed into a supportive housing complex two decades ago. New funding from King County’s Health through Housing ordinance could expand this type of program across the county.
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Updated: Health care district signs on with Sea Mar

Commissioners contract with Sea Mar Community Health Centers for primary care services on Vashon.

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Park district commits to saving Tramp Harbor dock

Board made motion to sign a disputed lease with the Washington Department of Natural Resources.

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Schools: kids stay home, and the Pirate stays put, for now

Cases in King County are on the rise; islanders want Vashon High School’s pirate mascot to stay.

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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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