News

Vashon school board members eye applicants for open seat

A field of four applicants has now been narrowed to two: Kali Aguilera and Richard Hazzard.

Washington State Ferry MV Kitsap:
Captain Marsha Morse and crew photographed aboard the MV Kitsap on Puget Sound

Islander retires; ending 46-year WSF career

Captain Marsha Morse is one of WSF’s first female captains.

Washington State Ferry MV Kitsap:
Captain Marsha Morse and crew photographed aboard the MV Kitsap on Puget Sound
King County Courthouse adjacent to City Hall Park (courtesy of City of Seattle)

County council votes to take dangerous park out of Seattle’s hands

City Hall Park, next to the courthouse in downtown Seattle, has had multiple reports of crime.

King County Courthouse adjacent to City Hall Park (courtesy of City of Seattle)
stock image

Health care workers call on state’s hospitals to help mitigate staffing crisis

Health care workers unions claim hospitals have the resources to fix the issue.

stock image
Stock photo

State AG Ferguson leads effort supporting local journalism

Federal legislation offers tax credits to subscribers, businesses and news organizations

  • Oct 14, 2021
Stock photo
King County Councilmember Kathy Lambert (file photo)

Lambert removed from King County Council leadership roles

Lambert received backlash after her campaign used flyers that depicted her opponent as a puppet.

King County Councilmember Kathy Lambert (file photo)
Courtesy Photo
As part of preparations to open Vashon’s new clinic for vaccine booster shots, Tyler Young, the owner of Vashon Pharmacy, rolled in a refrigerator that will be used to keep vaccines at the correct temperature. The appointment-only mass booster shot vaccine clinic is located at the Methodist Church, just south of the island’s business district.

Booster shot site opens as Vashon’s COVID spike continues

In September, the case rate on Vashon went above the case rate for mainland King County.

  • Oct 14, 2021
Courtesy Photo
As part of preparations to open Vashon’s new clinic for vaccine booster shots, Tyler Young, the owner of Vashon Pharmacy, rolled in a refrigerator that will be used to keep vaccines at the correct temperature. The appointment-only mass booster shot vaccine clinic is located at the Methodist Church, just south of the island’s business district.
C-17 at Joint Base Lewis McChord airstrip (courtesy of United States Military)

King County councilmember proposes program to aid transition of Afghan interpreters who served the U.S. overseas

Program would provide job training and learning opportunities for Afghan interpreters and advisors.

C-17 at Joint Base Lewis McChord airstrip (courtesy of United States Military)
maury

The Beachcomber picks up prizes in prestigious competition

The Beachcomber had a strong showing in advertising, news and editorial categories.

  • Oct 13, 2021
maury
theater

Vandals strike at Vashon Theatre

Vashon Theatre’s box office window was smashed in the evening of Oct. 7.

theater
vnc

Vashon Nature Center awarded NOAA grant for work in schools

VNC’s mission is to create impactful nature experiences through community science, research & education

  • Oct 13, 2021
vnc
orca

Orca Eats moves to new kitchen

Orca Eats has purchased the space that Patty’s Place once occupied.

orca
misty

Purchasing Misty Isle parcel, buyers now own historic cannery

Buyers hope that cannery becomes ”something that supports the island business community”

misty

What’s Happening | Oct. 14 edition

Flu shot clinic to be held at VHS, Intro to Woodworking class offered and more.

  • Oct 13, 2021
Mukai

Scene and Heard: Unveiling Mukai Way

Half-mile portion of 107th Ave SW is renamed “Mukai Way” in special ceremony.

Mukai
candidate

Two Parks commissioner candidates vie in contested race

Keith Prior & Steven Brewer are running for the Park District Commissioner Position, No. 4.

candidate

Vashon school district continues to grapple with COVID cases

A total of 14 cases have been reported in VISD students since school started almost six weeks ago.

lawson

At age 21, Vashon grad now leads new Tacoma social program

Abigail Lawson, ‘18, is the director of a new guaranteed income program in Tacoma.

  • Oct 13, 2021
lawson

School district board to appoint new member in coming weeks

Five islanders have applied to fill the vacant board seat left by Bob Hennessey.

Vaccinations taking place. File photo

Inslee: No ‘massive disruptions’ as worker vax rates hit 90%

A surge in vaccinations has eased concern about service slowdowns ahead of a Monday deadline.

Vaccinations taking place. File photo