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And the Beat Goes On: Vashon Events Returns

Pete Welch and Allison Shirk said they are thrilled to bring music back to the island this summer.

  • Jun 10, 2021
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Sally Adam, Trusted Ally to Island Latino Families, Retires

Adam is looking forward to spending more time traveling to see family and friends with her husband.

  • Jun 10, 2021
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VHS Counselor Remembers Joys and Challenges

Paul Peretti plans to spend time contemplating a life well lived and how precious every moment is.

  • Jun 10, 2021
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Fourth-Grade Birds Migrate Back to Arts Center

In all, there are 90 student artworks on view.

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Tune In For Talk With Senior Living Experts

Authors Kristi Stalder and Jane Meyers-Bowen will discuss options for care during senior years.

  • Jun 4, 2021
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News Briefs

Free summer activities and academics at the school district, Picnics To Go will return, and more.

  • Jun 3, 2021
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On Memorial Day, Islanders Pay Tribute

Islanders came together to remember men and women who have died while serving in the U.S. military.

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Vashon Emergency Operations Center COVID-19 Pandemic Situation Report

Here’s what you need to know about May 25 to May 31.

  • Jun 3, 2021
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A Beloved Drama Teacher Exits Stage Left, With No Regrets

By Lauri Hennessey For The Beachcomber Dr. Stephen Floyd has always worn many hats. Actor. Director. Mentor. Friend. Community Volunteer. Activist. And for the last… Continue reading

  • Jun 3, 2021
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School Board Looks at Budget Ahead of Vote

The Vashon Island School Board considered the district’s 2021-2022 budget, set for a vote next week.

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Class of 2021 Graduation Story Has A Happy Ending

“It’s been tough having our last year pass by on a computer screen,” said Chris Fontina.

  • Jun 3, 2021
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Flames attack the hillside in Bonney Lake on Sept. 8, 2020. (East Pierce Fire & Rescue photo)

WA firefighters brace for potentially busy weekend

Washington state Department of Natural Resources firefighters were preparing for what could have been a busy Memorial Day weekend after a record number of wildfires… Continue reading

Flames attack the hillside in Bonney Lake on Sept. 8, 2020. (East Pierce Fire & Rescue photo)
Graphic rendering of ADU design used for Renton’s Permit Ready Accessory Dwelling Unit program (courtesy of City of Renton)

Backyard cottages might offer a partial solution to King County’s housing problem

Some cities are embracing the solution better than others.

Graphic rendering of ADU design used for Renton’s Permit Ready Accessory Dwelling Unit program (courtesy of City of Renton)
Photos by Olivia Sullivan/Sound Publishing

King County Council approves $631 million emergency COVID budget

Staff reports The King County Council approved a seventh round of emergency funding in response to COVID-19, this time totaling more than $631 million. The… Continue reading

  • May 28, 2021
Photos by Olivia Sullivan/Sound Publishing
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News Briefs

Fire Chiefs get raises, Ceremony, celebration coming for high school seniors.

  • May 27, 2021
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COVID Case, Hospitalization Rates Below Key Targets in County

Here’s what you need to know about May 19 to May 24.

  • May 27, 2021
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At the Six Month Mark, Sea Mar Finds Its Footing on Vashon

“This is your island and your island clinic.”

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Vashon High School Students Brave the Hard Conversations

A cadre of students has a goal of promoting racial equity and inclusion at their school.

  • May 27, 2021
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Photos of Kaloni Bolton. (Courtesy of Kristina Williams)

She couldn’t breathe: Child dies from asthma attack at Renton medical clinic

Family of Kaloni Bolton, 12, seeks answers as to why staff couldn’t treat her.

Photos of Kaloni Bolton. (Courtesy of Kristina Williams)
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News Briefs

Beachcomber’s grad section returns this year, and the stolen Dockton welcome sign was found.

  • May 21, 2021
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