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School Bond Daze
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School Bond Daze

By Marc J. Elzenbeck It’s that time in the decade when a school district’s thoughts naturally turn to bonds, and next February, the Island will be asked to approve a $19.5 million capital raise. The math works out to a 20¢ increase per $1000 of King County-assessed property values. Those property values went up a…

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News You May Have Missed

Our curated collection of easy-to-miss news… China defends banks with tanks? Artisans relearn old skills as Notre Dame is repaired–and four more.A web-only feature–read it at https://vashonloop.com/missed/

Cathlamet – Some Background
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Cathlamet – Some Background

By Andy Valencia While we wait for Washington State Ferries to announce any initial findings in the Cathlamet accident, the Vashon Loop has been gathering background information to help interpret what we’ll eventually be told about this incident. An important piece of the Cathlamet’s history is its tendency to crash into docks; thus, it was…

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Only Available Here: Bonus Issue #1 Content

Greetings, Readers! This post is to let you know that we have content on our website beyond what our printed paper holds. For one thing, all photos and art in The Vashon Loop appear in full color here. Additionally, some of our writers sent extra photos, and these are posted as well. Llaughing Llama Chronicles…

Fauntleroy Dock Project
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Fauntleroy Dock Project

The tireless folks over at West Seattle Blog note that the Community Advisory Group is meeting https://westseattleblog.com/2022/08/fauntleroy-ferry-dock-project-community-advisory-group-to-reconvene/ WSF has ruled out new locations, so whatever happens, it’ll involve our current Fauntleroy dock location. It’s a Zoom meeting, so check in on the call if it’s of interest! WSF: What We’ll Study More

Cathlamet Crash, a Few Answers
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Cathlamet Crash, a Few Answers

M/V Cathlamet, WSF stock image 8/2/2022 We have requests in to both WSF and NTSB, but the latest news came to us from local media–including the excellent West Seattle Blog–that all crew came back clear on drug tests. The captain–still unnamed–has resigned. Key questions we’ve put in to WSF are the condition of the captain,…

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When It isn’t Raining, It Pours…

7/28/2022 14:49 Islander (and ex-Loop editor) Steve Allen, delayed this morning when his ferry crashed, is now stuck in Seattle due to a truck carrying oxygen tanks catching on fire. https://www.q13fox.com/news/i-5-south-shut-down-in-downtown-seattle-after-vehicle-with-propane-oxygen-tanks-catches-fire

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