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Elected or appointed? King County weighs sheriff options

Voters could be asked to decide in November.

Schools foundation receives support for racial equity work

The Vashon Island School District began its racial equity work in 2016.

  • Jul 13, 2020

Unofficial island mayor race continues

One dollar is one vote. Donations can be made in collection boxes set around town as well as online.

Vashon Emergency Operations Center COVID-19 Pandemic Situation Reports

Here’s what you need to know about June 29 to July 6.

  • Jul 12, 2020

Islanders, officials weigh in on bridge closure

Some are considering how the closure might impact the island in the long term.

Get ready for shopping at Granny’s again

Granny’s will expand in-store shopping and donations to Wednesdays as well this week.

A train route that would shuttle people between Eastern and Western Washington could tie in with the proposed ultra-high-speed rail between B.C. and Portland. Photo courtesy RobertStafford/Pixabay.com

State receives King County to Spokane rail study

It would take about eight and a half hours to reach the Inland Empire from Puget Sound.

A train route that would shuttle people between Eastern and Western Washington could tie in with the proposed ultra-high-speed rail between B.C. and Portland. Photo courtesy RobertStafford/Pixabay.com
Bret Chiafalo. File photo

Supreme Court says state can punish WA faithless electors

Justices: Presidential electors, including Everett man, must keep pledge to back popular vote winner

Bret Chiafalo. File photo
Gov. Jay Inslee issued new guidance allowing the resumption of self-service buffets, salad bars, salsa bars, drink stations and other types of communal food sources in Phase 2. File photo

Buffets and salad bars back on the menu in King County

Gov. Jay Inslee has revised rules to allow self-serve food areas in Phase 2 of the state’s reopening.

Gov. Jay Inslee issued new guidance allowing the resumption of self-service buffets, salad bars, salsa bars, drink stations and other types of communal food sources in Phase 2. File photo
Brian Tilley (left) and Katie Dearman work the wash station Friday at Kate’s Greek American Deli in Everett. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Governor’s no-mask, no-service order begins across Washington

“Just do not ring up the sale,” Gov. Jay Inslee said about customers who do not don the proper masks.

Brian Tilley (left) and Katie Dearman work the wash station Friday at Kate’s Greek American Deli in Everett. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

King County homeless count: 11,751 people, up 5 percent from 2019

One night a year, volunteers spread out across Seattle and King County to count the homeless. And on the cold, rainy night of Jan. 24,… Continue reading

Nurse Sylvia Keller, pictured with Gov. Jay Inslee, is on the front lines of the COVID-19 battle in Yakima County. Courtesy photo

Governor doubles down on mask rules

Inslee: Starting July 7, businesses do not serve those who do not wear a mask

Nurse Sylvia Keller, pictured with Gov. Jay Inslee, is on the front lines of the COVID-19 battle in Yakima County. Courtesy photo

Vashon Emergency Operations Center COVID-19 Pandemic Situation Reports

Here’s what you need to know about June 22 to June 29.

  • Jul 4, 2020

With gift, food bank plans ahead

The Vashon Food Bank has received the DIG Nursery property as a charitable donation.

Summer vehicle travel projected to decrease this year

Traffic this summer will likely be lighter across Washington state than previous years. A recent analysis by INRIX found that the Seattle metro and Washington… Continue reading

  • Jul 4, 2020
State Capitol Building in Olympia. File photo

Politicians get pay raises, state workers get furloughs

A citizens panel approved the hikes in 2019. Unable to rescind them, lawmakers look to donate their extra earnings.

  • Jul 2, 2020
State Capitol Building in Olympia. File photo

Human remains in West Seattle identified

Bags of body parts were found in a suitcase along a West Seattle beach on June 19.

King County cases among younger adults drives increase in COVID-19 numbers

Over half of all new cases are among people ages 20-39

  • Jun 30, 2020
Public and private universities, colleges, technical schools, apprenticeship programs and similar schools and programs may resume general instruction, including in-person classes and lectures, starting Aug. 1. Pictured: The University of Washington-Bothell campus. File photo

Universities and colleges may reopen in fall, governor says

His order requires masks and physical distancing, among other measures, to help prevent infections.

Public and private universities, colleges, technical schools, apprenticeship programs and similar schools and programs may resume general instruction, including in-person classes and lectures, starting Aug. 1. Pictured: The University of Washington-Bothell campus. File photo

Island eateries adjust to life in Phase 2

Not everyone is comfortable yet with the prospect of reopening.

  • Jun 27, 2020