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For the Love of Wine, a New Business Is Uncorked on Vashon

“I love dining together, feeding people, and wine is a natural extension of that.”

  • Dec 17, 2020
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Vashon Couple Trips the Light Fantastic

Santas, reindeer, nutcrackers and gingerbread men… You name it, it’s there on the lawn.

  • Dec 17, 2020
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Inslee announces new guidelines for schools and in-person learning

Staff reports Gov. Jay Inslee and Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal announced Dec. 16 an update in the metrics used to inform local school… Continue reading

  • Dec 16, 2020
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1945 — When Once Exiled, Imprisoned Families Returned Home

One-third of the islanders forcibly removed by Executive Order 9066 in 1942 returned to Vashon.

  • Dec 15, 2020
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Big and Little Kids Team Up to Learn a Monstrous Lesson

Vashon Island High School and Chautauqua students are collaborating for a project.

  • Dec 15, 2020
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As Boards Approve Budgets, Parks Faces Uncertainty

The park district is due to lose a total of $132,000 in tax revenue next year from prorationing.

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Vashon Emergency Operations Center COVID-19 Pandemic Situation Report

Here’s what you should know about Dec. 1 - Dec. 7.

  • Dec 14, 2020
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Islanders Rally, During One Pandemic, to Remember Another

Third annual Vashon World AIDS Day event focuses on inspirational stories of activism and courage.

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A King County Metro bus with an ad from the natural gas organization Partnership for Energy Progress. Contributed photo

Should fossil fuel ads go the way of the dino on county buses?

King County ran ads for a natural gas coalition on its buses this year.

A King County Metro bus with an ad from the natural gas organization Partnership for Energy Progress. Contributed photo
In this 2019 file photo, Puget Sound Energy product development manager John Dooley stands in front of one of four units at the Glacier Battery Storage Project in northwest Washington state. The project can provide power to the small town of Glacier for around two hours if needed. (Sound Publishing file photo)

What will a green WA electric grid look like?

It will require a lot more coordination, but will be more resilient.

In this 2019 file photo, Puget Sound Energy product development manager John Dooley stands in front of one of four units at the Glacier Battery Storage Project in northwest Washington state. The project can provide power to the small town of Glacier for around two hours if needed. (Sound Publishing file photo)
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Study: Nonprofits struggle amid pandemic

Nonprofits around the state are struggling to make ends meet during the pandemic, according to a new study by the University of Washington. The study,… Continue reading

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A “closed” sign at Jackson’s restaurant on Cole Street in downtown Enumclaw. Sound Publishing file photo

Governor extends restrictions on businesses and gatherings

It’s been a month since the governor imposed the new rules. And the pandemic has only gotten worse.

A “closed” sign at Jackson’s restaurant on Cole Street in downtown Enumclaw. Sound Publishing file photo
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For Two Businesses, Exploding Pandemic Got Personal

It’s been a period of intense worrying and waiting for the all-clear.

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Vashon Has Worst Pandemic Week So Far

Here’s what you need to know about Nov. 24 to Nov. 30.

  • Dec 3, 2020
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A King County Sheriff’s Office photo of the crawlspace in which Urbano Velazquez was hiding when a K-9 unit was used. Sound Publishing file photo

King County settles $2 million dog bite lawsuit

The county agreed to pay $100,000 after being sued after a 2016 K-9 unit arrest.

A King County Sheriff’s Office photo of the crawlspace in which Urbano Velazquez was hiding when a K-9 unit was used. Sound Publishing file photo
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A map showing the locations where plants have gone extinct in the U.S. and Canada since European settlers arrived.

Study: 65 plant species have gone extinct in U.S., Canada

More than 65 species of plants have gone extinct in the U.S. and Canada since European colonization, according to a new study. The study was… Continue reading

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A map showing the locations where plants have gone extinct in the U.S. and Canada since European settlers arrived.

Health Care District Passes Budget, Putting Parks at Risk

Budget decided against backdrop of pandemic, responsible for limiting primary care provider search.

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Pandemic Prompts Nature Center to Make Sure ‘Everyone Counts’

The program’s weekly themes build on prior sessions to encourage a deeper connection to nature.

  • Nov 28, 2020
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Art as a Badge of Positivity

Necklaces created using a Japanese wood-burning technique are being sold as pieces of wearable art.

  • Nov 26, 2020
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N95 Mask-Maker Coming to K2 site? Maybe.

The owners of the former K2 manufacturing site might be moving closer to signing a tenant.