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Thrift store returns to town

Lost and Found, a thrift store formerly in Burton, moves to Vashon town.

Appeals could delay Tacoma natural gas plant

The project is 60% completed and expected to be operational by the first quarter of 2021.

Students improve core strength through planking

How long can you hold a “plank” for?

  • Dec 24, 2019

Fabric dye artist’s work to be shown in Japan

Rod Smith, island dye artist, never knows exactly how his first drop of ink on a piece of fabric will unfold: how one drop is… Continue reading

Vashon Community Care hires new executive director

Wendy Kleppe sat down with The Beachcomber to talk about her goals for VCC and why she likes seniors

Health Care District commissioners consider Neighborcare clinic’s future

Board is considering whether to apply for funding from King County to help it function in early days

Vashon holds rally on eve of House impeachment proceedings

Islanders waved signs and chanted slogans urging Congress to vote to remove President Trump from office

The Beachcomber Banner

The front-page banner of the Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber has evolved over the years.

  • Dec 19, 2019

A knock-out gingerbread house

Islander Bonnie Nelson is the architect behind some fantastic holiday gingerbread houses.

  • Dec 19, 2019

‘Stays sharp forever’: Islander credits his favorite edger for his fine leather work

The small tool works like a chisel, a faithful companion during a 30-year career of crafting leather

Vaping a problem for island youth, experts say

‘Vaping 101: The Truth Behind the Haze’ presentation helped inform islanders on the dangers of vaping.

Islanders, park district consider help for dock

The park district has formed a committee for islanders interested in saving the Tramp Harbor dock.

Natural gas leaves many feeling grim

Puget Sound Energy’s liquefied natural gas facility in Tacoma has many critics, including islanders.

Money, committees on Health Care District docket

Commissioners were briefed on district funding opportunities and set up committees to find resources

Arrest of domestic violence suspect made on island

A man accused of domestic violence was arrested on the island in the early morning hours on Wednesday after a brief standoff with law enforcement.… Continue reading

Park District sets budget, priorities for new year

Commissioners of the Vashon Park District have approved a $1.5 million dollar spending plan for 2020

Regional homelessness authority approved by King County, Seattle

The authority will consolidate crisis response and services into one entity.

Boeing Renton plant to halt 737 Max production

Suspension expected to begin in January

Media day at OMF to show off the first Siemens Link light rail vehicle June 19, 2019. File photo

King, Pierce county officials want answers on Sound Transit fare enforcement disparities

The transit agency reported in October that black riders were more likely than others to get fined.

Media day at OMF to show off the first Siemens Link light rail vehicle June 19, 2019. File photo

Despite concerns, homelessness authority moves toward final Seattle vote

Seattle’s homelessness committee aligned the city’s plan with King County’s.