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Ciderfest returns, packaged for pandemic

The Vashon-Maury Island Chamber of Commerce is selling unique CiderFest-themed boxes this year.

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Agency partners with school district to offer services

Vashon Youth Family Services launches new programs, highlights its childcare program, Vashon Kids.

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Chinese restaurant, an island option since 2007, will close

Owner Angela Wu said the restaurant’s loyal customers have become like family to the staff.

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Hilary Franz (left) and Sue Kuehl Pederson

Wildfires, forest health are key issues in race to lead DNR

Republican Sue Kuehl Pederson is challenging incumbent Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz.

Hilary Franz (left) and Sue Kuehl Pederson
power grid electricity power lines blackouts PG&E (Shutterstock)

State extends moratorium on some electric, gas shutoffs

Investor-owned electric and natural gas utilities in WA can’t disconnect customers through April.

power grid electricity power lines blackouts PG&E (Shutterstock)
Screenshot from the state Employment Security Department’s website at esd.wa.gov.

State still sifting through thousands of unemployment claims

The recent Lost Wages Assistance program pumped an extra $625 million to Washington’s unemployed.

Screenshot from the state Employment Security Department’s website at esd.wa.gov.
Washington Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee (left) and Republican challenger Loren Culp during Wednesday's debate. (TVW) 20201007

Inslee, Culp joust on COVID, climate, crime in feisty debate

In their only televised match-up, the two gubernatorial candidates differed on pretty much everything.

Washington Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee (left) and Republican challenger Loren Culp during Wednesday's debate. (TVW) 20201007
Gov. Jay Inslee during his Oct. 6 news conference. (Screenshot)

Gov. Inslee loosens rules for bars, libraries and movie theaters

New rules come as coronavirus cases are on the rise statewide.

Gov. Jay Inslee during his Oct. 6 news conference. (Screenshot)
Jay Inslee (left) and Loren Culp

Inslee, Culp will meet in only televised debate Wednesday

The two candidates will answer questions for an hour but they will not be on stage together.

Jay Inslee (left) and Loren Culp
Cecil Lacy Jr. (Family photo)

Court: New trial in case of man who told police ‘Can’t breathe’

Cecil Lacy Jr. of Tulalip died in 2015 while in police custody.

Cecil Lacy Jr. (Family photo)
A Sept. 10 satellite image shows smoke from U.S. wildfires blanketing the majority of the West Coast. (European Space Agency)

University of Washington professors talk climate change, U.S.-China relations

Downside for climate policy supporters is it can risk alienating moderate or right-leaning voters.

A Sept. 10 satellite image shows smoke from U.S. wildfires blanketing the majority of the West Coast. (European Space Agency)
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 Sept. 22 to 28.

  • Oct 2, 2020
Vashon Emergency Operations Center COVID-19 Pandemic Situation Report

School board ponders equity issues, amid criticism

Other business included a resolution affecting the superintendent’s power to make emergency decisions

Pick up the phone for PIE

Pick up the phone for PIE

The 30-year-old volunteer-run nonprofit has pivoted to fund more than 40 projects for the schools.

Pick up the phone for PIE
Vashon manufacturers help first responders gear up, stay safe from virus

Vashon manufacturers help first responders gear up, stay safe from virus

Island-based Burn Design Lab and Meadow Creature built a device that can sanitize crucial N95 masks.

Vashon manufacturers help first responders gear up, stay safe from virus
The nose of the 500th 787 Dreamliner at the assembly plant in Everett on Sept. 21, 2016. (Kevin Clark / Herald, file)

Report: Boeing will end 787 Dreamliner production in Everett

Boeing declined comment on a Wall Street Journal story saying the passenger jet’s assembly will move to South Carolina.

The nose of the 500th 787 Dreamliner at the assembly plant in Everett on Sept. 21, 2016. (Kevin Clark / Herald, file)
Feeling the pandemic pinch, Community Pub to close doors

Feeling the pandemic pinch, Community Pub to close doors

The Vashon Community Pub shut its doors on Sept. 27.

Feeling the pandemic pinch, Community Pub to close doors
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 Sept. 15 to Sept. 21.

  • Sep 27, 2020
Vashon Emergency Operations Center COVID-19 Pandemic Situation Report

Community council moves island plane noise monitor forward

A representative of Puget Sound Energy dropped by at last week’s meeting to give a pandemic update.

Latino group says equity is still lacking in online school

“We feel our Latino families are not being offered equal education opportunities to Latino youth.”