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Despite concerns, homelessness authority moves toward final Seattle vote

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

King County’s current climate action plan was adopted in 2015 and has provided a blueprint for reducing emissions and preparing for climate change. File photo

King County approves environmental justice provision

An update to the King County climate action plan should include an environmental justice framing as it’s developed over the coming months. The King County… Continue reading

King County’s current climate action plan was adopted in 2015 and has provided a blueprint for reducing emissions and preparing for climate change. File photo

Vashon to get noise monitor for air traffic

The device will augment the Port of Seattle’s current system for one year.

The King County Courthouse is located at 516 Third Ave. in downtown Seattle. Photo courtesy of King County

Council approves $600,000 to increase security at King County Courthouse

The funding will be split evenly between increasing deputies, security and social services.

The King County Courthouse is located at 516 Third Ave. in downtown Seattle. Photo courtesy of King County

Windemere, St. Vincent de Paul collect goods for holidays

A collection drive resulted in an additional 500 pounds of food donated to the Vashon Food Bank.

  • Dec 11, 2019

Shelter in place lifted in Gold Beach following arrest

A man has been taken into custody after surrendering to authorities.

  • Dec 11, 2019

Community turns out to see Santa Claus, light holiday tree during Winterfest

Roads in town were closed to make way for a parade as the island turned out to ring in the holidays.

Park, fire districts closing in on interlocal agreement

Negotiations over contract for fire protection services have taken more than a year.

Red Bike’s future is uncertain

The Red Bicycle, an island restaurant, bar and arts venue in the heart of downtown, will remain open even though the establishment notified customers over… Continue reading

Winery ordinance finalized with Vashon protections

The legislation now heads to King County Executive Dow Constantine’s desk for his signature.

Victims, law enforcement speak about King County Courthouse conditions

An entrance to the courthouse was closed after an assault.

In this September 2019 photo, George Kirkish, owner and founder of Palouse Winery on Vashon-Maury Island, pours a glass of wine for Lori Coots during tasting room hours. (Kevin Opsahl/Sound Publishing)

King County Council approves controversial winery, brewery ordinance

After five years, the county has updated regulations surrounding alcohol production and tasting.

In this September 2019 photo, George Kirkish, owner and founder of Palouse Winery on Vashon-Maury Island, pours a glass of wine for Lori Coots during tasting room hours. (Kevin Opsahl/Sound Publishing)

Vashon Health Care District board of commissioners meet

The first meeting, held Dec. 4 at VCA, included changing the district’s name and job training

Hospital District commissioners meet for first time

“It’s the first step in a long journey. We have an awful lot to do.”

The news in brief

Weather pushes back park project completion; road crews finish Dockton Seawall work early

  • Dec 5, 2019

Snapdragon Bakery & Café listed for sale

Adam Cone and Megan Hastings have owned the business since 2006.

Fire along Twisp River Road in the Okanogan Wenatchee National Forest in 2018. Courtesy photo

Wildfire response: State unveils funding legislation proposal

Last year, Department of Natural Resources responded to record number of wildfires.

Fire along Twisp River Road in the Okanogan Wenatchee National Forest in 2018. Courtesy photo

Islanders consider next steps for Tramp Harbor dock

At a public forum last week, many hoped for an obvious path forward that was not immediately clear.

Vashon-Maury Island election results finalized

The King County Elections office released new totals on Nov. 26.

Real estate agency sponsors Toy Drive

John L. Scott is accepting toys now through Dec. 20 at various dropoff locations.