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Social media site Parler returns after registering with Sammamish company

The right-wing social media website is not being hosted by Epik, but registered its domain.

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County Tax Increases Could Cost Island Tax Districts Everything

Spurred by the Vashon Park District, a bill has been revived to potentially shake up state tax law.

Local restaurants have had to adapt to new rules during the COVID pandemic. Pictured: JP’s Tavern in Federal Way’s turkey club sandwich with a side of tater tots. File photo

State lawmakers propose bill to fast-track the governor’s reopening plan

Bill’s sponsors want to give legislature control over COVID-19 restrictions.

Local restaurants have had to adapt to new rules during the COVID pandemic. Pictured: JP’s Tavern in Federal Way’s turkey club sandwich with a side of tater tots. File photo
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Islanders Respond to Unrest At Capitol, Closer To Home

After a mob attack at the nation’s Capitol, members of Vashon’s Backbone Campaign went into action.

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Firmest Timetable Yet Released For Next Vaccine Round

Here’s what you need to know about Jan. 5 to Jan. 11.

  • Jan 14, 2021
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Fentanyl. (Courtesy photo)

King County reports record numbers of drug overdose deaths

Preliminary toxicology testing shows most overdose victims used multiple types of drugs.

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Local Leading Man Is Recalled for His Talent and Kindness

Marshall Murray, an actor known for his virtuoso performances in local theater productions, has died

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Helping Helpers: VashonBePrepared Replenishes Relief Fund

VashonBePrepared’s replenished COVID Relief Fund will continue its work in this new year.

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Jay Inslee takes the oath of office for his third term as governor. (Governor Jay Inslee)

Governor Inslee: We are going forward toward a ‘new normal’

At the start of an historic third term, the governor is charting a course out of the pandemic.

  • Jan 14, 2021
Jay Inslee takes the oath of office for his third term as governor. (Governor Jay Inslee)
The ballistic-missile submarine USS Henry M. Jackson (SSBN 730) arrives home at Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor following a strategic deterrent patrol in this 2015 file photo. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Cmdr. Brian Badura/Released)

What could Biden’s nuclear policy look like?

King County sits only miles away from one-third of the deployed U.S. nuclear arsenal.

The ballistic-missile submarine USS Henry M. Jackson (SSBN 730) arrives home at Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor following a strategic deterrent patrol in this 2015 file photo. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Cmdr. Brian Badura/Released)
State representatives respond to roll call during an online meeting before their swearing in on Friday. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Other state representatives respond to roll call over a virtual meeting before their swearing in on Friday, Jan. 8, 2021, in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Click to unmute: Legislators prepare for an online session

State lawmakers will work remotely as they tackle COVID-19, economic recovery, police reform and more.

  • Jan 11, 2021
State representatives respond to roll call during an online meeting before their swearing in on Friday. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Other state representatives respond to roll call over a virtual meeting before their swearing in on Friday, Jan. 8, 2021, in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
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Fulbright Scholar Brings the World to Vashon Classrooms

Becky Blankenship wants her McMurray Middle School students to see the world and feed their minds.

  • Jan 10, 2021
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Addressing Grievance, New Talks Planned Between Union, Fire Chief

Negotiations will determine a new leave policy for Vashon firefighters exposed to COVID-19.

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In a New Year, VALISE Celebrates Finding a Way Forward

The work of 12 artists in the collective will be featured in a show that will run until Jan. 31.

  • Jan 10, 2021
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Marvin Charles Benham: Oct. 24, 1926 – Dec. 29, 2020

The islander’s death marks the second occasion that an islander has died of COVID-19 related causes.

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Vashon Food Bank Banks on Community Support

With the onset of COVID-19, the food bank dramatically shifted its approach to help the community.

  • Jan 10, 2021
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King County to expand COVID-19 vaccination efforts

“16,000 adults must be vaccinated every day for six months,” said King County Executive Dow Constantine.

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Counting Birds on a Rainy Day

Vashon Audubon’s annual Christmas Bird Count took place on Sunday, Jan. 3.

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Vashon Emergency Operations Center COVID-19 Pandemic Situation Report

Here’s what you need to know about Dec. 29, 2020, to Jan. 4, 2021.

  • Jan 8, 2021
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