Library construction ahead of schedule

The Renton library over the Cedar River has made significant progress toward its completion and is scheduled to open this summer.  - Tracey Compton, Renton Reporter
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The contractor has projected completion about 40 days earlier than the original contracted substantial completion date for the Downtown Library, said Peter Renner, facilities director for the City of Renton.

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber

With few houses on the market, buyers find options limited

  • Feb 24, 2015 at 6:00PM updated Feb 27, 2015 at 5:49PM

Missing life in the countryside, Seattle artist Emily Browne has been looking to relocate to Vashon since last fall, but like many others hoping to buy a home on the island, her progress has been slow because the number of homes on the market is near a record low.

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber

Navy captain to visit Island Quilter

  • Feb 25, 2015 at 1:00PM updated Feb 27, 2015 at 5:48PM

A former leader of the military trauma hospital located in Kandahar, Afghanistan, will be on Vashon next week to recognize American Hero Quilts and those who have supported it.

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber

Farmers market remodel is explored

  • Feb 25, 2015 at 6:00AM updated Feb 27, 2015 at 5:48PM

The Vashon Island Growers Association (VIGA) is on the road to revamping the farmers market, starting with help from local architecture students in redesigning the Village Green.

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber

Catching a ride on Vashon: Islander works to expand local transportation options

  • Feb 24, 2015 at 5:00PM updated Feb 27, 2015 at 5:48PM

In an effort to increase transportation options for islanders, Doug Skove is working to recruit local drivers to contract with ride share companies and provide on-demand rides.