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School Capital & Technology levy on Feb. 11 ballot

“A healthy district needs healthy facilities and we need to be thinking about the future, too,”

Board furthers Health Care District establishment

Commissioners took steps to prepare for hiring of interim district superintendent, legal counsel.

A 50-minute film called “Spawning Grounds,” which documents the effort to save a freshwater variety of kokanee salmon from Lake Sammamish, is finally ready for its debut in North Bend on Jan. 18. (Screenshot from film)

Spawning Grounds: Lake Sammamish kokanee documentary premieres Jan. 18

The film tracks the ‘all hands on deck’ effort to save the little red fish from extinction.

A 50-minute film called “Spawning Grounds,” which documents the effort to save a freshwater variety of kokanee salmon from Lake Sammamish, is finally ready for its debut in North Bend on Jan. 18. (Screenshot from film)

Annual Audubon event provides islanders chance to tally birds

Thousands of dedicated citizen scientists participated in the Christmas Bird Count last weekend.

Meet the group trying to electrify America’s railroads

The Backbone Campaign hopes it will reduce emissions and jump-start depressed communities.

A man works on a balcony at the Cedar Pointe Apartments, a 255 apartment complex for seniors 55+, on Jan. 6, 2020, in Arlington, Washington. (Andy Bronson/The Herald)

Washington state has been under-producing housing units for decades

A new report said there should have been an additional 225,000 units created between 2010 and 2015.

A man works on a balcony at the Cedar Pointe Apartments, a 255 apartment complex for seniors 55+, on Jan. 6, 2020, in Arlington, Washington. (Andy Bronson/The Herald)
Washington State Capitol Building in Olympia. File photo

Homelessness, guns among 2020 legislative priorities

WA lawmakers examine issues heading into 60-day session.

Washington State Capitol Building in Olympia. File photo
Girmay Zahilay (District 2) is the newest member of the King County Council. Courtesy photo

New King County Council members sworn in

The King County Council was sworn in on Jan. 8, with three familiar faces and one new face. Councilmembers Jeanne Kohl-Welles (District 4), Claudia Balducci… Continue reading

Girmay Zahilay (District 2) is the newest member of the King County Council. Courtesy photo

Radar, runaway dog, returned home safely

Amy Carey of Vashon Island Pet Protectors said volunteers worked tirelessly to recover the dog.

VIGA looks ahead with Vashon Fresh program

“We’ve got the community that really wants local food, and this is how we do it.”

Inslee releases statement over border detainments

“I will continue to stand up for the rights and protections of all Washingtonians.”

Pedestrian hit by truck

A woman crossing a major intersection on the island last Thursday night received non life-threatening injuries after being hit by a pick-up truck attempting to… Continue reading

Newest fire truck getting ready to roll

Vashon Island Fire & Rescue dedicated its newest engine in a traditional ceremony.

King County faces $2 million lawsuit from 2016 K-9 bite

A man’s right arm was left “permanently disfigured and disabled” after a Sheriff’s Office K-9 was used.

  • Jan 6, 2020

New gym opens at Vashon Village

Vashon Village Gym is open to all islanders 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

  • Jan 4, 2020

Agren field wrecked by vandalism

The cost of damage could be upwards of $100,000; King County Sheriff’s Office is investigating

Report weighs future of Snake River dams

Stakeholders disagree on impact of dams on salmon, orca, agriculture, energy, recreation and economy

Island Center Homes projects gets needed funds

Vashon HouseHold receives $3.4 million from state Department of Commerce for housing complex.

Island nonprofit receives new levy funding

The Dove Project is one of nine recipients of funds from a $6 million levy.

  • Jan 3, 2020

Red Bike restaurant has its final day

The Red Bicycle Bistro and Sushi restaurant closed on Jan. 1.