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Office lacks power over King County law enforcement in misconduct investigations

Director Tamer Abouzeid presents OLEO annual report to law and justice committee on Tuesday.

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Photos of drug bust and Fury the K9 unit (courtesy of King County Sheriff's Office)

King County Sheriff’s Office confiscates over $1 million worth of deadly fentanyl during drug bust

With help from a search dog, officers found 97,000 fentanyl pills and eight pounds of heroin.

Photos of drug bust and Fury the K9 unit (courtesy of King County Sheriff's Office)
West Point Treatment Plant in Seattle. Photo courtesy of King County
West Point Treatment Plant in Seattle. Photo courtesy of King County
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Four COVID-19 variants are more likely to cause hospitalization

Four COVID-19 variants are more likely to put you in the hospital, according to the Washington State Department of Health. The Delta, Alpha, Beta and… Continue reading

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Busy season at parks district

New playground coming to Ober Park, upcoming election, and more.

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As Vashon Sets Record for New Cases, Experts Urge Caution

Vashon set a new record for new cases last week — 24 new cases in a single week.

  • Oct 6, 2021
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Building purchase is ‘win-win’ for Zen Center and funeral home

The owners of Island Funeral Service have sold their building and property to Puget Sound Zen Center

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NW Carpenters Union members strike in downtown Bellevue on Sept. 16 (photo by Cameron Sheppard)

Carpenters back to work after tentative agreement reached with AGC

Union VP said agreement includes 15% wage increase as well as expanded job site parking.

NW Carpenters Union members strike in downtown Bellevue on Sept. 16 (photo by Cameron Sheppard)
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VHS student goes to space camp

Tom Clemons spent a week at Space Camp, located at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center

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Scene and Heard: Islanders rally for reproductive rights

Families, teens, and people of all genders and ages protested abortion bans in Texas and elsewhere.

  • Oct 6, 2021
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DOVE bathes town in purple bulbs to spotlight awareness

Vashon business glow purple in support of DOVE’s “We Believe Survivors” campaign.

  • Oct 6, 2021
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Pirate power was on full display at VHS Homecoming

Vashon took on the East Jefferson High School Redhawks on Friday, Oct. 1

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Check out what’s happening around Vashon

  • Oct 6, 2021

Brief deer hunting season closes Island Center Forest to others

Alert for dog walkers, equestrians, runners, hikers, mountain bikers, and other regular users of Island Center Forest: from Oct. 16 to 31, the 200 acres… Continue reading

photos courtesy of Cedar River Salmon Journey

Cedar River Salmon Journey events allow close look at spawning salmon

Seattle Aquarium to host events every weekend in October at multiple Cedar River locations.

photos courtesy of Cedar River Salmon Journey
This Dec. 2, 2020, file photo provided by Johnson Johnson shows vials of the COVID-19 vaccine in the United States. Courtesy photo

King County woman dies from ‘rare’ Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine blood clot

The woman received her shot on Aug. 26 and died in early September, according to public health.

This Dec. 2, 2020, file photo provided by Johnson Johnson shows vials of the COVID-19 vaccine in the United States. Courtesy photo
Fentanyl-related deaths in King County over past few years (courtesy of Public Health – Seattle & King County)

King County councilmember sounds alarm on fentanyl problem in the region

Reagan Dunn is proposing increased resources in next budget to help lower rate of fentanyl deaths.

Fentanyl-related deaths in King County over past few years (courtesy of Public Health – Seattle & King County)
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Island fire chief decides to get vaccinated against COVID-19

Chief Charles Krimmert says what led him to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

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Surprise plan would move Vashon out of 34th legislative district

Should Vashon remain politically linked to West Seattle or should it be hitched to Kitsap Peninsula?

  • Sep 29, 2021
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From one island to the next: big plans for Patty’s Tamales

With the closure of Patty’s Place comes big changes for Patty’s Tamales

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