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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).
Community Events, August 2016
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
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).
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.