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What’s Happening Aug. 27 - Sept. 3

What’s Happening Aug. 27 – Sept. 3

Health care provider considering island, State receives aid for orcas, and more.

  • Aug 31, 2020
What’s Happening Aug. 27 - Sept. 3
Vashon Sisterhood names new executive director

Vashon Sisterhood names new executive director

Betsey Archambault has been appointed as the organization’s founding executive director.

  • Aug 31, 2020
Vashon Sisterhood names new executive director

Survey says: buy it here, local businesses need a lift

The results offer a glimpse into an increasingly dire situation for at least some island businesses.

Prosecutors say police shooting of Vashon man was justified

Prosecutors say police shooting of Vashon man was justified

Willem Van Spronsen was fatally shot by police officers outside Tacoma detention center in 2019.

Prosecutors say police shooting of Vashon man was justified
Island child care providers prepare for uncertain fall

Island child care providers prepare for uncertain fall

Despite risks, waitlists are long for available slots.

Island child care providers prepare for uncertain fall
Vashon Emergency Operations Center COVID-19 Pandemic Situation Report

Vashon Emergency Operations Center COVID-19 Pandemic Situation Report

Here’s what you need to know about Aug. 18 to Aug. 24.

  • Aug 29, 2020
Vashon Emergency Operations Center COVID-19 Pandemic Situation Report
Ferguson sues agencies over archive relocation decision

Ferguson sues agencies over archive relocation decision

“Decision to close the National Archives in Seattle has far-reaching impacts across the Northwest.”

Ferguson sues agencies over archive relocation decision
Upstart producers keep Vashon’s arts scene humming online

Upstart producers keep Vashon’s arts scene humming online

Vashon Live shows have had close to 250,000 views since the series began in early March.

Upstart producers keep Vashon’s arts scene humming online
Progress on skate park project curbed

Progress on skate park project curbed

Unanticipated expenses, pandemic have stalled long-awaited pump track project.

Progress on skate park project curbed
Vashon Emergency Operations Center COVID-19 Pandemic Situation Report

Vashon Emergency Operations Center COVID-19 Pandemic Situation Report

Here’s what you need to know about Aug. 11 to Aug. 17.

  • Aug 22, 2020
Vashon Emergency Operations Center COVID-19 Pandemic Situation Report

Weeks from start date, schools announce big calendar change

A cascade of public comments reflected strong opposition to the district’s remote learning plan.

Latino community calls for equity in online education

The group stepped forward in many ways when schools went online in the spring.

Sonia Joseph wipes away a tear in this December 2017 photo prior to entering the inquest hearing at the Maleng Regional Justice Center in Kent into the fatal shooting of her son Giovonn Joseph-McDade by a Kent police officer in June 2017. File photo

South King County cities win lawsuit over changes to inquest hearings

Court says King County Executive overstepped his authority regarding rules for investigating officer-involved deaths.

Sonia Joseph wipes away a tear in this December 2017 photo prior to entering the inquest hearing at the Maleng Regional Justice Center in Kent into the fatal shooting of her son Giovonn Joseph-McDade by a Kent police officer in June 2017. File photo
Pictured left to right: Former Congressman Dave Reichert, Slade Gorton, and King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn visit Washington, D.C., to testify in favor of the Mountains to Sound Greenway National Heritage Area designation. Courtesy photo

Former U.S. Sen. Slade Gorton dies at 92

Former U.S. Sen. Slade Gorton died Aug. 19 in Seattle at age 92. Gorton’s political career spanned 40 years in Washington state and Washington, D.C.… Continue reading

Pictured left to right: Former Congressman Dave Reichert, Slade Gorton, and King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn visit Washington, D.C., to testify in favor of the Mountains to Sound Greenway National Heritage Area designation. Courtesy photo

Vashon Senior Center receives county grant

The four-year grant from King County will help implement a new “Virtual Villages” program.

Special Hunt Deer Season on Vashon Extended to Address Overpopulation

Special Hunt Deer Season on Vashon Extended to Address Overpopulation

The abundance of deer on the island threatens their health and well-being, as well as native flora.

  • Aug 19, 2020
Special Hunt Deer Season on Vashon Extended to Address Overpopulation
Screenshot from a press conference by Gov. Jay Inslee.

Republican state lawmakers want special session

Gov. Jay Inslee and other Democrats are waiting to see what Congress does.

Screenshot from a press conference by Gov. Jay Inslee.
Vashon Emergency Operations Center COVID-19 Pandemic Situation Reports

Vashon Emergency Operations Center COVID-19 Pandemic Situation Reports

Here’s what you need to know about Aug. 4 to Aug. 10.

  • Aug 15, 2020
Vashon Emergency Operations Center COVID-19 Pandemic Situation Reports

Islanders look for answers about online school in the fall

The Vashon Island School District will begin school in the fall with remote learning only.

The COVID-19 outbreak closed schools statewide last spring and has led to many school districts opting for remote learning in the fall. Pictured: A Decatur High School staff member takes cover from the rain while celebrating the graduating class of 2020 in June. File photo

Study: Virus cases must drop for state’s schools to safely reopen

Bringing students back in any capacity will lead to new infections, the report found.

The COVID-19 outbreak closed schools statewide last spring and has led to many school districts opting for remote learning in the fall. Pictured: A Decatur High School staff member takes cover from the rain while celebrating the graduating class of 2020 in June. File photo