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Entrance to the Tukwila Library branch of the King County Library System. File photo

King County libraries will reopen in some cities for in-person services

Fall City, Kent libraries among six selected for partial reopening.

Entrance to the Tukwila Library branch of the King County Library System. File photo
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Island Vaccine Availability Improving

Here’s what you need to know about Feb. 16 to Feb. 22.

  • Feb 25, 2021
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Mary Matsuda Gruenewald, Lauded Author and Nurse, Dies at 96

A health care professional, activist, public speaker and author, she was revered by many on Vashon.

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A South King Fire & Rescue firefighter places a used test swab into a secure COVID test vial on Nov. 18, 2020, at a Federal Way testing site. (Sound Publishing file photo)

Masks are still king in combating new COVID strains

A top UW doctor talks new strains, masks and when normal could return.

A South King Fire & Rescue firefighter places a used test swab into a secure COVID test vial on Nov. 18, 2020, at a Federal Way testing site. (Sound Publishing file photo)
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Democrats look to allow noncitizens to serve on school boards

A Senate bill takes aim at a state law requiring anyone seeking elected office to be a citizen.

  • Feb 22, 2021
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A CVS pharmacist prepares a COVID-19 vaccine at Village Green Retirement Campus in Federal Way on Jan. 26. Olivia Sullivan/Sound Publishing

State health leader: We have a plan, we don’t have the supply

Two months after the COVID vaccine landed in Washington, many still struggle to secure their shots.

A CVS pharmacist prepares a COVID-19 vaccine at Village Green Retirement Campus in Federal Way on Jan. 26. Olivia Sullivan/Sound Publishing
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How the pandemic and coronavirus variants can show us evolution in real time

Scientists say viruses reproduce and mutate at higher rates, creating viral variants.

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Gov. Jay Inslee talks about schools reopening during a Tuesday news conference. (TVW)

Inslee signs $2.2 billion COVID relief package

The federal funds will go to fight COVID, aid renters and reopen shuttered schools and businesses.

Gov. Jay Inslee talks about schools reopening during a Tuesday news conference. (TVW)
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Teacher Wins Grant To Develop, Teach Innovative Curriculum

Anneliese Maiye is creating a Humanities curriculum that she calls Afro-Centric.

  • Feb 18, 2021
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Last Weekend on Vashon Island, the Weather Was for the Birds

As the snow fell, island photographer Jim Diers set out to capture shots of beautiful birds.

  • Feb 18, 2021
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Triangle Route Will Get Third Boat By Summer

In other news, islander Emily Scott joined Vashon’s Ferry Advisory Committee as the newest member.

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Vashon Emergency Operations Center COVID-19 Pandemic Situation Report

Here’s what you need to know about Feb. 9 to Feb. 15.

  • Feb 18, 2021
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As Schools Plan Reopening, Staff Presses Safety Issues

24 districts nearby Vashon have already successfully opened to broader in-person learning.

Dr. Kristina Adams Waldorf, an ob-gyn with the University of Washington School of Medicine and senior author of the report (Photo Credit: University of Washington School of Medicine)

UW study shows high COVID infection rates among pregnant women

Study shows infection rates to be two to four times higher than expected among minority groups.

Dr. Kristina Adams Waldorf, an ob-gyn with the University of Washington School of Medicine and senior author of the report (Photo Credit: University of Washington School of Medicine)
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Everett online heroin and meth dealer sentenced for mailing drugs nationwide

Todd Peterman-Dishion of Everett, let go by Boeing and addicted, turned to dark internet commerce.

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Of the 84 schools that had COVID-19 outbreaks across the state, 69% were public schools and the remaining were private schools, according to a new report. Courtesy photo

State releases data on COVID outbreaks in schools

A new statewide report outlines how COVID-19 outbreaks have moved through Washington schools. The report, released on Feb. 11, lists outbreaks in King County and… Continue reading

Of the 84 schools that had COVID-19 outbreaks across the state, 69% were public schools and the remaining were private schools, according to a new report. Courtesy photo

Experts Offer Insights on Reopening Island Schools

School administrators and union leaders heard from a public health official and members of Vashon’s Medical Reserve Corps

Parks Commissioner to Resign

Commissioner Karen Gardner is leaving the Vashon Park District Board after five years.

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Gold Beach, A Community Carved on a Hillside

Nestled on the east side of Maury Island, it’s one of the few residential sub-divisions on the island

  • Feb 11, 2021
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Vaccines on the Way, but No Federal Direct Shipment Yet

Here’s what you need to know about Feb. 2 to Feb. 8.

  • Feb 11, 2021
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