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Election Day is Aug. 4, and meet your new unofficial mayor(s).

  • Jul 25, 2020

Health care district lays out next steps for provider search

Neighborcare Health will keep its doors open at the clinic on Vashon through October.

Vashon Emergency Operations Center COVID-19 Pandemic Situation Reports

Here’s what you need to know about July 14 to July 20.

  • Jul 25, 2020

More people are experiencing homelessness in the county

Report finds 5% increase compared to last year. On Vashon, many are working to keep people housed.

Stitch by stitch, volunteers strive to keep Vashon safe

Masks For Vashon has quietly sewed up a storm to provide free face coverings for every islander.

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

COVID-19 cases and deaths in King County cities

Numbers as of July 23, 2020.

  • Jul 23, 2020
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
Screenshot from Gov. Jay Inslee’s press conference July 23, 2020.

Governor tightens restrictions on restaurants, bars, weddings, funerals

Staff reports Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said Thursday (July 23) he is tightening restrictions throughout the state for restaurants, bars, weddings, funerals and gyms in… Continue reading

  • Jul 23, 2020
Screenshot from Gov. Jay Inslee’s press conference July 23, 2020.

Abortions could stop at Virginia Mason if merger is approved, reproductive rights advocates say

Hospital representatives said “certain services” would cease, but wouldn’t give specifics.

Do opportunity zones in King County work?

The zones were created by Congress in 2017 to create jobs and spur economic development.

Some churches re-open their doors, while others Zoom on

For all services, a wide range of safety measures are required by the state.

Pandemic is spiking in South King County, governor says

Gov. Jay Inslee met with elected officials, health officials and business partners in Federal Way to hear concerns, suggestions about state’s response to COVID-19.

Island-based Impact Bioenergy fuels up car with food waste

Probiotic plant food giveaway from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, July 24.

Inslee warns of stay home order as COVID cases rise

The governor urges young people, who are not getting infected the most, to curb their social habits.

Picnics To Go providing free lunches to islanders

The program began on June 22 and will continue until Aug. 21.

  • Jul 17, 2020

Vashon Emergency Operations Center COVID-19 Pandemic Situation Reports

Here’s what you need to know about July 7 to July 13.

  • Jul 16, 2020

Deadline today to submit questions ahead of community council meeting

Director of county’s Local Services Department will respond.

  • Jul 16, 2020

Paintings pop up in town, memorializing Black lives lost

The ‘Remembrance Project’ aims to provide education through art.

Sound Transit breaks ground on Federal Way Link Extension

The $3.1 billion project includes three new stations near Kent/Des Moines, South 272nd Street and the Federal Way Transit Center.

Extra $600 in federal benefit for unemployed workers set to end July 25

Payment is on top of base weekly state benefit amount

Courtesy of governor.wa.gov

Inslee extends pause on counties advancing phases to July 28

A spike in cases could cause hospitalizations and deaths to rise soon.

Courtesy of governor.wa.gov