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Participate with DoVE during national Domestic Violence Awareness Month

  • Sep 30, 2015 at 7:00AM

October is nationwide Domestic Violence Action Month (DVAM). The original purpose of DVAM was to connect domestic violence advocates around the country and region, but as the month has gained more attention, it has expanded to involve everyone interested in learning about domestic violence, reporting instances and breaking the cycle of violence.


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American citizens need to become better people

  • Sep 29, 2015 at 11:43AM

More and more citizens are becoming aware that we are in big trouble. Our government has failed us, and our economy is on the precipice of collapse.

PIE phone-a-thon helps local schools

  • Sep 29, 2015 at 11:42AM

The nonprofit organization Partners in Education (PIE) has supported our three schools by giving grants to enrich the classroom curriculum. On Oct. 6 to 8, PIE volunteers will be calling to ask for a donation. You can also donate at vashonpie.org. I urge you to visit their website to see the many good works PIE supports.

Too much push to bring events to quiet island

  • Sep 29, 2015 at 11:40AM

Thank you, Kate Severson, for your letter (“Visitors affect residents who prefer Vashon’s quiet nature,” Sept. 23). I also realize change is inevitable; however, many have moved here precisely because the island was a quiet, unassuming place to live.

Departure policy needs to be changed

  • Sep 22, 2015 at 12:24PM

A recent commentary in The Beachcomber reported that a legislative ruling allows ferry captains to leave prior to fully loading their vessel should their vessel be behind schedule

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