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VYFS funding is great, but doesn’t answer question of why organization can’t retain funds

  • Aug 24, 2016 at 1:30AM

The report of new emergency funding received by Vashon Youth & Family Services (VYFS) is wonderful news; however it cannot possibly reverse the agency's funding problems ("Amid staff cutbacks, VYFS receives 'emergency funding' from county," Aug. 17).


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Selling tickets to cars in line at Fauntleroy should not be a stretch for technology, WSF staffing

  • Aug 24, 2016 at 1:30AM

Regarding the possibility of ferry workers at the Fauntleroy dock selling ferry tickets to cars in line to speed up traffic flow: The Beachcomber's Aug. 10 story quotes Washington State Ferries spokesman Brian Mannion as saying, "We can't speculate if it is viable from staffing, technology or funding standpoints …" ("Ferry officials: Long lines, delayed sailings expected to continue through summer," Aug. 10).

Many scientific studies prove no health, safety concerns associated with synthetic turf and crumb rubber infill

  • Aug 24, 2016 at 1:30AM

Given current discussion regarding installation of a new natural grass or synthetic turf field at Vashon High school, I wanted to lend some scientific perspective to the conversation to clear up any misconceptions ("Natural or synthetic: School board talks high school field turf," Aug. 3).

Whichever surface is chosen, it should be organic

  • Aug 10, 2016 at 1:30AM

I read with great interest the article and editorial about the Vashon High School's new playing field debating synthetic or grass. I found it interesting that the synthetic chemical nature of the artificial turf was mentioned, but not the chemicals which would be applied to grass, if that were the chosen surface.

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