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King County leaders propose funding to support immigrants in the region

$11.3 million proposed for citizenship application support and COVID relief to undocumented families

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County improves dangerous intersection, promises more soon

Near misses are a daily occurrence in the crossing.

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Vashon Emergency Operations Center COVID-19 Pandemic Situation Report

June 15 - June 21, 2021 Current Vaccination Eligibility: Everyone 12+ THE VIRUS Virus statistics: There have been no new cases among Vashon residents for… Continue reading

  • Jun 24, 2021
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Gov. Jay Inslee waves during his Thursday morning press conference on extending protections for renters. (TVW)

Governor extends some protections for Washington renters

Under a new order, landlords can only evict a tenant if they refuse to seek help through a relief program.

Gov. Jay Inslee waves during his Thursday morning press conference on extending protections for renters. (TVW)
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Third-Graders Rock a Special Art Project at Chautauqua

Conversations about empathy, discrimination, acceptance and kindness inspired student art.

  • Jun 23, 2021
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At Farmer’s Market, Juneteenth Took Center Stage on Saturday

A powerful new mural was debuted honoring the newly declared federal holiday.

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Retiring Teacher Looks Back on All He Has Learned From Kids

In Evan Justin’s class, every day starts with respect.

  • Jun 23, 2021
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To Celebrate Pride and a Big Award, Museum Holds Open House

“In and Out: Being LGBTQ on Vashon Island” has won the prestigious AASLH Award of Excellence.

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Hot housing market forces out many first-time homebuyers

Housing experts concerned about the long-term impacts on generational wealth.

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Tips for staying safe during Washington’s heat wave

The Puget Sound region could see record breaking temperatures this week as a heat wave hits Washington. Monday’s temperatures reached the high 80s. The record… Continue reading

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For the Class of 2021, “Fight To Live the Lives You Deserve”

After months spent apart rife with new normals, the Class of 2021 graduated, spirits as high as ever

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Beloved School Nurse Caps Career with Pandemic Response

The past 15 months have put her to the test like no other.

  • Jun 17, 2021
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Vashon’s First-Dose Vaccination Rates climbs to nearly 90%

Here’s what you need to know about June 8 to June 14.

  • Jun 17, 2021
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News Briefs

No fireworks over Quartmaster again this year, Take-Out Hunger campaign now underway

  • Jun 17, 2021
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In Work As Para-Educator, Islander Found New Ways To Shine

“The important thing is how you treat people; how you work as a team, how you get along with people”

  • Jun 17, 2021
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King County to lift indoor mask mandate on June 29

About 1.3 million county residents have completed their COVID-19 vaccine series.

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King County leaders propose emergency funding for gun violence prevention initiative

Sixty-nine people were reportedly shot during the first quarter of 2021.

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Auditors find racial disparities in King County contracts

BIPOC-owned businesses earn contract bids at a much lower rate than white-owned businesses.

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Once an “Odd Island Out,” Vashon Has Changed in 30 Years

The island has changed, and yet in many ways remained the same, during the past three decades.

  • Jun 10, 2021
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Vashon Emergency Operations Center COVID-19 Pandemic Situation Report

Here’s what you need to know about June 1 to June 7.

  • Jun 10, 2021
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