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Announcements, August 2023

Return of The Not-Uptown Business Registry

Attention Vashon Small Business Owners! The Vashon Not-Uptown Business Registry is Coming Back Next month, The Loop is bringing back the Not-Uptown Business registry, and now is the time to make sure your small Vashon business is listed. We have businesses everywhere on the Island – did you know that most businesses on Vashon are…

How To Run a Stop Sign
August 2023, Commentary, Editorial Page

How To Run a Stop Sign

Blowing through stop signs or, should any present themselves, red lights, yields tangible benefits. It increases fuel economy, saves a few seconds, fights global warming, and generally makes humdrum lives a little edgier.  Downsides include making everyone else’s lives a little edgier and slightly shorter in an actuarial sense, plus the fact that there are…

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Editor-Owner March Twisdale Departs

It is with sadness, as well as deep appreciation of her many efforts and contributions, that we announce March Twisdale’s departure from The Vashon Loop Editorial team. Just over a year ago, the idea to relaunch The Vashon Loop sprang forth during a conversation between March, Caitlin, and Jane, while in her garden. Since then,…

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Know Your Home Waters

Editorial Note: In this article “Know Your Home Waters”, the Vashon Loop reports on information which is in the possession of the Vashon School District. Such information includes items such as a report from a professional investigator and parent statements. The Vashon Loop reminds our readers that none of this has been tested in a…

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June Crossword Puzzle

Email a photo of your completed puzzle to: editor@vashonloop.com. The first person to submit a completely correct crosswords will receive a prize. Answer Key will be posted here once we have a winner, or by June 15th, whichever comes first.

Are Our Students Being Heard?
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Are Our Students Being Heard?

Our society champions the “freedom to love who you wish” with great consistency. The movie “Loving” portrays the story of Richard and Mildred Loving, a couple whose arrest for interracial marriage in 1960s Virginia began a legal battle that would end with a historic Supreme Court decision in 1967. The documentary film, “The Case Against…

Coyote Solution in the Works
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Coyote Solution in the Works

Local experts, inspired by Yellowstone National Park, the United States Department of Agriculture, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, and the King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks, have formulated an innovative plan to simultaneously curb Vashon Island’s growing coyote and deer populations. “These intelligent and adaptable animals now manage to occupy almost every conceivable habitat type, from…

Lessons of a Throwaway Bill (HB 1814)
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Lessons of a Throwaway Bill (HB 1814)

Centuries ago, when the colonists decided to throw off the yoke of British control, they were faced with a monumental task. Create, seemingly from scratch, a new government system that might serve the interests of the people better than most or all previous attempts. Of course, the founding families and their supporters didn’t pull ideas…

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You Make a Difference

We at The Vashon Loop thank those of you who keep us in print: our advertisers, our paid Substack subscribers, our amazing contributors, and supporters who send us checks in the mail. You make it possible for The Loop to thrive as an independent community newspaper. Want to help keep The Loop free for all?…

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