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Gov. Jay Inslee during his Oct. 6 news conference. (Screenshot)

Gov. Inslee loosens rules for bars, libraries and movie theaters

New rules come as coronavirus cases are on the rise statewide.

Gov. Jay Inslee during his Oct. 6 news conference. (Screenshot)
Jay Inslee (left) and Loren Culp

Inslee, Culp will meet in only televised debate Wednesday

The two candidates will answer questions for an hour but they will not be on stage together.

Jay Inslee (left) and Loren Culp
Cecil Lacy Jr. (Family photo)

Court: New trial in case of man who told police ‘Can’t breathe’

Cecil Lacy Jr. of Tulalip died in 2015 while in police custody.

Cecil Lacy Jr. (Family photo)
A Sept. 10 satellite image shows smoke from U.S. wildfires blanketing the majority of the West Coast. (European Space Agency)

University of Washington professors talk climate change, U.S.-China relations

Downside for climate policy supporters is it can risk alienating moderate or right-leaning voters.

A Sept. 10 satellite image shows smoke from U.S. wildfires blanketing the majority of the West Coast. (European Space Agency)
Vashon Emergency Operations Center COVID-19 Pandemic Situation Report

Vashon Emergency Operations Center COVID-19 Pandemic Situation Report

Here’s what you need to know about Sept. 22 to 28.

  • Oct 2, 2020
Vashon Emergency Operations Center COVID-19 Pandemic Situation Report

School board ponders equity issues, amid criticism

Other business included a resolution affecting the superintendent’s power to make emergency decisions

Pick up the phone for PIE

Pick up the phone for PIE

The 30-year-old volunteer-run nonprofit has pivoted to fund more than 40 projects for the schools.

Pick up the phone for PIE
Vashon manufacturers help first responders gear up, stay safe from virus

Vashon manufacturers help first responders gear up, stay safe from virus

Island-based Burn Design Lab and Meadow Creature built a device that can sanitize crucial N95 masks.

Vashon manufacturers help first responders gear up, stay safe from virus
The nose of the 500th 787 Dreamliner at the assembly plant in Everett on Sept. 21, 2016. (Kevin Clark / Herald, file)

Report: Boeing will end 787 Dreamliner production in Everett

Boeing declined comment on a Wall Street Journal story saying the passenger jet’s assembly will move to South Carolina.

The nose of the 500th 787 Dreamliner at the assembly plant in Everett on Sept. 21, 2016. (Kevin Clark / Herald, file)
Feeling the pandemic pinch, Community Pub to close doors

Feeling the pandemic pinch, Community Pub to close doors

The Vashon Community Pub shut its doors on Sept. 27.

Feeling the pandemic pinch, Community Pub to close doors
Vashon Emergency Operations Center COVID-19 Pandemic Situation Report

Vashon Emergency Operations Center COVID-19 Pandemic Situation Report

Here’s what you need to know about Sept. 15 to Sept. 21.

  • Sep 27, 2020
Vashon Emergency Operations Center COVID-19 Pandemic Situation Report

Community council moves island plane noise monitor forward

A representative of Puget Sound Energy dropped by at last week’s meeting to give a pandemic update.

Latino group says equity is still lacking in online school

“We feel our Latino families are not being offered equal education opportunities to Latino youth.”

Washington State Capitol Building in Olympia. File photo

Surge in consumer spending eases state budget challenges

A jump in tax collections cuts a projected $9 billion shortfall in half, acccording to new forecast.

Washington State Capitol Building in Olympia. File photo
High speed rail and hub cities explored in Cascadia Corridor study

High speed rail and hub cities explored in Cascadia Corridor study

A new paper outlines a potential plan for the region.

High speed rail and hub cities explored in Cascadia Corridor study
Vashon Emergency Operations Center COVID-19 Pandemic Situation Report

Vashon Emergency Operations Center COVID-19 Pandemic Situation Report

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

  • Sep 21, 2020
Vashon Emergency Operations Center COVID-19 Pandemic Situation Report
Planning for emergencies on island doesn’t stop at virus

Planning for emergencies on island doesn’t stop at virus

Focused on COVID-19, VashonBePrepared is drilling for events such as fire, landslide or earthquake.

Planning for emergencies on island doesn’t stop at virus

As online school rolls out, district touts progress

Vashon teachers, students, and administrators are getting into the groove of online education.

Should state cover school bus costs if there are no riders?

Should state cover school bus costs if there are no riders?

With funding tied to getting students to school, districts are uncertain how much money they’ll receive.

Should state cover school bus costs if there are no riders?
Artful skateboards will support skaters, new park

Artful skateboards will support skaters, new park

Fundraiser to support construction of additional features at Burton Adventure Recreation Park.

  • Sep 16, 2020
Artful skateboards will support skaters, new park