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Screenshot from a YouTube stream of the Jan. 6, 2021, protest at the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.

WA, King County lawmakers react to Capitol Building storming

A mob of right-wing agitators stormed the Capitol Building on Jan. 6, as Congress was preparing to certify the Electoral College presidential election count in… Continue reading

Screenshot from a YouTube stream of the Jan. 6, 2021, protest at the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.
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Seattle renters seek cheaper rent in surrounding cities

One factor includes the ability to work remotely, according to housing economist.

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State health officials announce next steps for vaccines

From the Washington State Department of Health: On Jan. 6, the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) released guidance for the next phase of COVID-19… Continue reading

  • Jan 6, 2021
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Inslee announces new COVID-19 reopening plan for Washington

Some restrictions will be eased beginning as soon as next week, the governor said.

  • Jan 5, 2021
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Washington State Capitol Building in Olympia. 	File photo

Bills to follow in the 2021 Legislative session include police reform

It’s legislation filing season, and the floodgates have opened in Olympia.

Washington State Capitol Building in Olympia. 	File photo
USS Dwight D. Eisenhower. Courtesy photo

US Navy punishes suicidal sailor who sought mental health treatment

Federal Way native’s case has attracted the attention of a national advocacy group.

USS Dwight D. Eisenhower. Courtesy photo
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Island Physician Among First to Receive Vaccine: EOC COVID-19 Pandemic Situation Report | UPDATED

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

  • Dec 31, 2020
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Vaccinations Bring Relief and Hope To Vashon Community Care

Residents and staff at Vashon Community Care received the first COVID-19 vaccinations last week.

  • Dec 31, 2020
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A Year Like None Other: A Pandemic Changes Everything on Vashon

In January, reports began circulating about an illness in China. Here’s what happened after on Vashon

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Vashon Emergency Operations Center COVID-19 Pandemic Situation Report

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

  • Dec 31, 2020
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Gov. Jay Inslee, pictured in December as he signed the certified statewide election results. Courtesy photo

Gov. Inslee extends ban on indoor dining, other restrictions

An updated reopening plan for stores, restaurants and gatherings will be released next week.

Gov. Jay Inslee, pictured in December as he signed the certified statewide election results. Courtesy photo
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COVID-19 Meant More Million Dollar Home Sales on Vashon

Through Nov. 30 of this year, a total of 162 homes have been sold on the island.

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Thomas “Tommy” Brooks Sudduth, Feb. 4, 1956 — Dec. 7, 2020

A longtime islander, Sudduth became Vashon’s first confirmed fatality linked to the coronavirus.

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State Rep. Brad Klippert, R-Kennewick. (Washington State Legislative Support Services) 2015

New proposal might help Washington get a Republican governor

An electoral college system, rather than a popular vote, could give more power to rural counties.

  • Dec 28, 2020
State Rep. Brad Klippert, R-Kennewick. (Washington State Legislative Support Services) 2015

Fire District Grapples With Grievance From Local Union | UPDATED

A grievance charged unfair pay practices during an incidence in September of COVID-19 exposure.

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Report: WA nets only 100 new jobs in November

Unemployment rates held steady between October and November, according to a newly released preliminary monthly state employment report. November unemployment numbers were released on Dec.… Continue reading

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PSE workers rebuild circuit 27 in North Kenmore. Photo courtesy of Puget Sound Energy.

Who should foot the bill for pandemic-era power?

Utilities could eventually raise rates to recoup lost costs, activists say that’s a bad plan.

PSE workers rebuild circuit 27 in North Kenmore. Photo courtesy of Puget Sound Energy.
Tim Eyman. File photo

Eyman: I may never qualify another ballot measure again

The anti-tax activist, accused of campaign violations, testified one last time in his bench trial.

  • Dec 18, 2020
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Christmas Truck to Brighten the Night Again at Engels

The truck has been seen by so many islanders that it is now a tradition.

  • Dec 17, 2020
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Vaccine on the way: EOC

Here’s what you should know about Dec. 8 to Dec. 14.

  • Dec 17, 2020
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