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Vashon Emergency Operations Center COVID-19 Pandemic Situation Report

Here’s what you need to know about May 12 to May 18.

  • May 20, 2021
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Middle-School Youth Join the Vaccinated on Vashon

Hope was in the air as more island youth received their first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.

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Schools: New Start Times Might Come in Fall and Other News

It was another packed agenda for Vashon’s School Board at a meeting on May 13.

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To Mask Or Not To Mask is Suddenly The Question | UPDATED

Note: This article has been twice updated from the version that appears in The Beachcomber’s May 20 print edition. The first updated article, written on… Continue reading

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Jack Chevalier, Who Found His Life’s Purpose in Art, Dies at 72

The artist created a vast body of work from his small, longtime home on Vashon.

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Band Is ‘in the Bag’ for Local Students

As students return to some in-person learning, the sound of music is also back in the schools.

  • May 20, 2021
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First ORCA card free for youth ages 6-18

ORCA cards accepted on Sound Transit, King County Metro, Washington State Ferries, and more.

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King County health officer issues directive urging continued use of face masks

Effort needed to slow the spread of COVID-19

  • May 20, 2021
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Jeff Duchin, Seattle - King County Public Health officer, said when considering whether to wear a mask indoors in public spaces, people should understand their risk based on local coronavirus activity and make decisions based on their own risk tolerance. (Getty images)

Should you keep masking up if you’re vaccinated?

Think about it, says King County’s top doctor.

Jeff Duchin, Seattle - King County Public Health officer, said when considering whether to wear a mask indoors in public spaces, people should understand their risk based on local coronavirus activity and make decisions based on their own risk tolerance. (Getty images)
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Vashon Rower Goes for the Olympics

At the starting line of a pivotal race, sitting in the men’s quad was Jacob Plihal.

  • May 14, 2021
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Inslee sets June 30 target for Washington to fully reopen

Meanwhile, fully vaccinated people can stop wearing masks in most places, the federal CDC said.

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Vashon Emergency Operations Center COVID-19 Pandemic Situation Report

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

  • May 13, 2021
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‘Votercade’ Promotes Fair and Free Elections

A band of activists traveled down Vashon Hwy. last weekend in support of a national voting campaign.

  • May 13, 2021
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With ‘Histories and Mysteries,’ Museum Looks to Its Future

“We have so much history on this island a lot of people might not know about.”

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A New Effort Aims To Get Vashon Alumni Connected

The goal is to create community and opportunity for former Vashon Island School District students.

  • May 13, 2021
Matt Marshall, leader of the Washington Three Percenters gun rights group, addresses a crowd rallying for Second Amendment rights Jan. 17, 2020, at the state Capitol in Olympia. File photo

Open-carry of weapons now illegal at state Capitol, rallies

A new law bars people from carrying guns within 250 feet of a permitted demonstration.

  • May 13, 2021
Matt Marshall, leader of the Washington Three Percenters gun rights group, addresses a crowd rallying for Second Amendment rights Jan. 17, 2020, at the state Capitol in Olympia. File photo
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Seven King County children sickened with E. coli

Seven children in King County have been infected with E. coli, a bacteria that produces Shiga toxin. King County Public Health is currently investigating the… Continue reading

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As rates of stoned drivers increase, law enforcement face challenges

WSP trooper said a THC breathalyzer would be a “game changer” for law enforcement and courts.

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Remi Frederick, a Village Green employee, receives her first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine on Jan. 26 in Federal Way.

County health officer looks to community immunity instead of herd immunity

Herd immunity may be unlikely to reach King County anytime soon, but that doesn’t mean that people living in the county won’t be able to… Continue reading

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Remi Frederick, a Village Green employee, receives her first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine on Jan. 26 in Federal Way.

County Council Passes Ban on Fireworks in Unincorporated Areas

The ban prohibiting all fireworks, including sparklers and smoke bombs, will take effect next year.