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VoV Standing By will soon expand its coverage with a second radio tower

Voice of Vashon, the Island’s public radio station, could soon have its second radio tower installed, a move that would help the nonprofit organization significantly expand its now-limited emergency broadcast system.

  • Apr 30, 2008

News briefs

County buys land in Dockton

  • Apr 30, 2008

Highway closure north of Burton

Highway closure north of Burton

  • Apr 30, 2008
Ben Hussman

Healing a wound Vashon HouseHold cleans up a lingering eyesore

Vashon HouseHold is attempting to clean up what has long been one of the Island’s worst illegal dump sites, a wooded area near Roseballen that until last week was littered with several couches, a washing machine, old tires and mounds of trash.

Ben Hussman

State scraps plans to build controversial small ferry

Gov. Christine Gregoire announced Monday that Washington State Ferries (WSF) will not build a controversial Steilacoom II-style ferry, after pressure from Port Townsend and Vashon… Continue reading

  • Apr 30, 2008

Lindquist calls for revamp of academic programs

Vashon Island School District Super-intendent Terry Lindquist wants the district’s three schools to create a seamless curriculum from kindergarten to grade 12, even though such… Continue reading

  • Apr 30, 2008
Mike Scott's decision to head to Indiana to be closer to family hit some Vashon High School students hard.

Venerated teacher to depart Vashon, leaving a hole in the hearts of many

By AMELIA HEAGERTYStaff WriterThe energy and enthusiasm of the 76-piece Vashon High School symphonic band was palpable during a recent class. The students were practicing… Continue reading

  • Apr 30, 2008
Mike Scott's decision to head to Indiana to be closer to family hit some Vashon High School students hard.
Ben Hussman

Vashon HouseHold cleans up a lingering eyesore

Vashon HouseHold is attempting to clean up what has long been one of the Island’s worst illegal dump sites, a wooded area near Roseballen that… Continue reading

  • Apr 30, 2008
Ben Hussman

Happening

Highway closure north of BurtonStretches of Vashon Highway between S.W. Burton Drive and S.W. 228th Street will be closed between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m.… Continue reading

  • Apr 30, 2008
When a polar bear made entirely of recycled materials tromped into the Vashon Thriftway on Saturday

On polar bears and vision

The Backbone Campaign has achieved some stature in the world of political theater with its delightfully sardonic Chain Gang, those oversized puppets clad in prison wear depicting the worst of the Bush administration. Now, this home-grown group is taking it to the next level: They’ve developed puppets that show not only what’s amiss in this country but what they’d like to see instead: universal health care, immigrant rights and a world where polar bears might survive.

  • Apr 26, 2008
When a polar bear made entirely of recycled materials tromped into the Vashon Thriftway on Saturday

Happening

Killer whales visit VashonAnn Stateler — aka Orca Annie — reports that the 25-strong J Pod was spotted Monday in the waters off Vashon, a… Continue reading

  • Apr 26, 2008

Nelson tapped to head to Olympia

By LESLIE BROWNStaff WriterSharon Nelson, banker turned community activist turned political aide, is about to add a new title to her name: member of the… Continue reading

With water hard to find, District 19 asks Islanders to conserve

King County Water District 19’s new six-year plan calls for greater conservation and better use of its largest storage tank to address an ongoing water… Continue reading

New chocolate shop draws a crowd, even after Halloween

The day after Halloween might be a quiet day at most candy shops, but that was not the case last week at Zanzibar Chocolates.Customers streamed… Continue reading

New owners at Books by the Way will make it a family affair

Books by the Way, an institution on the Island for some 35 years, has new owners: Jennie and Dave Wilke.Dave Wilke, 35, works full-time as… Continue reading

  • Apr 26, 2008

School board incumbents trounced in Tuesday’s election

Vashon Island's school board will look very different next year as a result of Tuesday's election.All three of the incumbents on the board that oversees… Continue reading

Happening

Glacier, POI talk to councilThe Vashon-Maury Island Community Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov.19, at the McMurray Middle School multi-purpose room. Both Glacier… Continue reading

  • Apr 26, 2008

Logging at Center Forest is attempt at balance

Harvest brings money for stewardship and restoration.

  • Apr 26, 2008

Voters call for change on Vashon school board

Vashon voters spoke clearly when they cast their ballots last Tuesday: At least when it comes to the school board, they’re ready for change.In a… Continue reading

Yamane heads east after year at helm of fire department

After just under a year on the job, Keith Yamane, chief of Vashon Island Fire & Rescue (VIFR), is leaving Vashon for a second time.He… Continue reading

  • Apr 26, 2008