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Sheri Bebbington says technology was her lifeline when she was in isolation at St. Joseph Medical Center undergoing a clinical drug study for COVID-19. Courtesy photo

Federal Way woman is first patient in COVID-19 clinical drug trial

‘I’m so, so grateful I got my life back’

Sheri Bebbington says technology was her lifeline when she was in isolation at St. Joseph Medical Center undergoing a clinical drug study for COVID-19. Courtesy photo

In between worlds, an islander faces realities of pandemic

R.J. Cooper navigated the emerging COVID-19 crisis from Antarctica.

  • May 7, 2020

Air Force flyover salutes frontline heroes in Puget Sound

Jets will depart Joint Base Lewis-McChord at 12:30 p.m. May 8 to honor workers on frontlines of COVID-19.

Smoke from a wildfire. File photo

Wind, warm temperatures raise weekend wildfire risk

Temperatures could reach the mid-80s, with gusts of wind up to 25 mph.

  • May 7, 2020
Smoke from a wildfire. File photo
The third phase of Washington’s reopening will allow recreational sports with five to 50 people, gatherings of fewer than 50 people, all non-essential travel and open facilities like public pools, libraries and museums. This 2019 file photo shows teenagers at the Enumclaw pool. Courtesy photo

As Washington state slowly reopens, dark clouds hover over budget

A new report warns there may be billions of dollars less for programs and services in coming years.

The third phase of Washington’s reopening will allow recreational sports with five to 50 people, gatherings of fewer than 50 people, all non-essential travel and open facilities like public pools, libraries and museums. This 2019 file photo shows teenagers at the Enumclaw pool. Courtesy photo

No word on return of Metro bus service

Bus service won’t resume on the island for at least the next few weeks.

Pictured: Riverbend par 3 golf course in Kent. File photo

Phased reopening in WA: Golf but no haircuts yet

Barber shops, hair salons and limited restaurant dining coming next month.

Pictured: Riverbend par 3 golf course in Kent. File photo
Mi’Chance Dunlap-Gittens was shot and killed as part of a botched undercover sting in 2017. Courtesy photo

$2.25 million settlement reached in King County shooting lawsuit

Family of MiChance Dunlap-Gittens will receive money and an apology from county.

Mi’Chance Dunlap-Gittens was shot and killed as part of a botched undercover sting in 2017. Courtesy photo

Two reports show COVID-19 transmission has slowed in King County

Further confirmation that social distancing measures have reduced transmission

  • May 4, 2020

Islanders seek to support farms, food

Several groups are organizing to better support both the island’s growers and under-resourced eaters.

Point Heyer (KVI Beach) and Point Robinson

These locations share a common ecological heritage but have diverged in how we have treated them.

  • May 4, 2020

The news in brief

Vashon Senior Center expands lunch delivery program. Neighborcare adjusts hours at Sunrise Ridge.

  • May 4, 2020

Oil war and Covid-19 lead to lower prices at the gas pump

A gallon of regular gasoline in King County is $1 less than it was this time last year.

The second live-streamed town hall event was broadcast last Saturday (Courtesy Photo).

At COVID-19 town hall, islanders ask what’s next

It was the second such live-streamed event to address questions about COVID-19 in the community.

The second live-streamed town hall event was broadcast last Saturday (Courtesy Photo).
An antique Volkswagon Beetle rolls through town during last year’s Strawberry Festival (File Photo).

Strawberry Festival postponed until 2021

“This was done with careful consideration for the health and safety of our community.”

  • May 2, 2020
An antique Volkswagon Beetle rolls through town during last year’s Strawberry Festival (File Photo).
Visitors, staff, and administration are screened at Enumclaw’s St. Elizabeth Hospital entrances for any signs of COVID-19. Photo by Ray Miller-Still/Sound Publishing

Report shows racial disparities in COVID-19 cases and deaths in King County

Higher rates in south Seattle and South King County.

Visitors, staff, and administration are screened at Enumclaw’s St. Elizabeth Hospital entrances for any signs of COVID-19. Photo by Ray Miller-Still/Sound Publishing
Screenshot from Gov. Jay Inslee’s announcement May 1, 2020.

Gov. Inslee extends stay-home order through May 31

Officials urge the public to continue social distancing.

Screenshot from Gov. Jay Inslee’s announcement May 1, 2020.

In a world under lockdown, nature soars

Multitudes of birds take center stage in a video compilation created for Vashon-Maury Island Audubon

  • May 1, 2020

COVID-19 lets freight move more easily, study says

A new report by Kirkland-based INRIX examines the trend.

  • Apr 30, 2020
Screenshot from Gov. Jay Inslee’s online address April 29, 2020.

Gov. Inslee to extend stay-home order

He said he will lay out a clearer timeline for a phased reopening of the state Friday.

Screenshot from Gov. Jay Inslee’s online address April 29, 2020.