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New COVID Cases Crop up Locally, With One ‘Breakthrough’ Case

King County cases are also on the rise, with a seven-day average of 134 cases recorded on July 16.

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Bookmobile Aims To Make Vashon Stronger, One Tome at a Time

Vashon Reads is one of the island’s newest non-profit organizations.

  • Jul 21, 2021
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Theater Fest Set to Open, Includes an Acclaimed One-Woman Show

Terri Weagant has won praise from critics for her deeply moving portrayal of so many characters.

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Study suggests that the top 10 percent of gasoline-using drivers consume one-third of all the gas

Researchers believe converting “gasoline superusers” is an important factor in meeting climate goals

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Source: King County Medical Examiner’s Office

Drug overdose data shows an alarming trend in recent years

King County data indicates massive increase in fentanyl deaths from 2008 to 2020.

Source: King County Medical Examiner’s Office
Drop box at the King County Elections headquarters in Renton. File photo

What is ranked-choice voting and why does it matter?

King County leaders discuss implementing a new system that aims to better reflect the will of voters

Drop box at the King County Elections headquarters in Renton. File photo
Screenshot of video obtained by Redmond police shows Richard Sherman trying to break into the Redmond home of his in-laws.

Former Seattle Seahawks player Richard Sherman charged with five misdemeanors in King County

Charges were filed following an incident at home of Sherman’s in-laws in Redmond.

Screenshot of video obtained by Redmond police shows Richard Sherman trying to break into the Redmond home of his in-laws.
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From New Storefront, Local Business Kits Out Adventurers

As the state opens back up, Vashon Adventures is excited to give people fun ways to get out again.

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Arts Venues Open Up, With Some Precautions Still in Place

Island audiences are being welcomed back for concerts, plays, classes and other cultural events.

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Community-Focused Events Offer a Weekend of Fun

Vashon’s Strawberry Festival has been held yearly for more than a century, exhibiting local skills, creativity, and community-building efforts over the course of a wonderful… Continue reading

  • Jul 15, 2021
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Groove to the Music at Strawberry Festival Main Stage

Performances start at 12 noon and continue until 12 midnight Saturday.

  • Jul 15, 2021
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Candidates From All Walks of Life Seek Title of Unofficial Mayor

Winners will be announced at 8 p.m. on Saturday at the Festival Main Stage in the IGA parking lot.

  • Jul 15, 2021
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Grand Marshals Say Their Honor Belongs To Hundreds

“I’m one of the hundreds of people in the background who haven’t gotten their pictures in the paper.”

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Longtime Islander Offers Wisdom on What Makes Vashon Strong

George Singer thinks that community is built through hard work, respect and manners.

  • Jul 15, 2021
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Islanders Flock to “Whale People: Protectors of the Sea”

One of the exhibit’s 25-foot totem poles calls for the protection of sacred Indigenous places.

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Prosthetic leg at Auburn Police Department, cops want to know whose

A prosthetic leg arrived at the Auburn Police Department as found property over the weekend. It was found in the 100 block of 2nd Southeast.… Continue reading

  • Jul 13, 2021

Swat team resolves situation with female suspect barricaded in Auburn home

Around 5:45 p.m. on June 11, an Auburn Police patrol responded to a suspicious circumstance near the area of 112th Place Southeast and Southeast 325th… Continue reading

  • Jul 13, 2021
Ubax Gardheere, 2021 candidate for the 9th District seat of the Metropolitan King County Council, poses for a photo at Cedar River Park in Renton. Photo by Alex Bruell/Sound Publishing
Ubax Gardheere, 2021 candidate for the 9th District seat of the Metropolitan King County Council, poses for a photo at Cedar River Park in Renton. Photo by Alex Bruell/Sound Publishing
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Woody Guthrie Still Sings True Today

The show “Woody Guthrie’s American Song” is based on a catalog written by Guthrie in a 20 year period.

  • Jul 8, 2021
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Exhibit Brings 3,000-pound Orca Totem and Outdoor Film to Vashon

This weekend, Vashon Heritage Museum will open “Whale People: Protectors of the Sea,” an outdoor exhibit developed by The Natural History Museum with the House… Continue reading

  • Jul 8, 2021
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