Letters to the Editor

Voting for proposed district a mistake

It’s not simply the proposed hospital district. It is every straw that breaks the camel’s back.

  • Oct 16, 2019

 

Hospital District requires fixes before island vote

Commissioners should be required to seek voter approval for specific actions and plans.

  • Oct 16, 2019

 

Vote for Park District levy

I am voting “yes” for Proposition 1 when I receive my ballot this week.

  • Oct 16, 2019

 

Neighborcare Health responds to claims

It is wrong to conflate the proposed hospital district with Neighborcare Health.

  • Oct 16, 2019

Confusion over ballot measures

Please don’t be confused by the numbers and please vote.

  • Oct 16, 2019

Vote for Parks, nature and recreation

What would Vashon be without our marvelous collection of parks?

  • Oct 16, 2019

Hospital district candidate not running

William Swartz not seeking the position of hospital district commissioner.

  • Oct 16, 2019

Island has myriad of problems

Regarding the upcoming election.

  • Oct 9, 2019

Vote “No” on hospital district measure

It is hard for me to vote on a complete unknown and trust people who talk in small groups.

  • Oct 9, 2019

Inslee should repay taxpayers

Please believe me when I tell you I would write this letter whether our governor was a Democrat or a Republican. This isn’t about his… Continue reading

  • Oct 2, 2019

Hospital district on Dems’ meeting agenda

The upcoming 34th Legislative District Democrats meeting will have special significance for Vashon. This November, Vashon will vote on the creation of a public hospital… Continue reading

  • Oct 2, 2019

Islanders must vote for Prop 1

I grew up in a rural community, and I moved to Vashon to raise my family in one, too. I’ll be proud to vote “yes”… Continue reading

  • Oct 2, 2019

Elderly, families should get accessible health care

I drive to Seattle for almost all of my medical care. I’ve had the same internist for 28 years and plan to continue with him… Continue reading

  • Oct 2, 2019

Think of kids when voting for levy

With the Vashon Park District levy coming up this fall, I would like to stress how important the parks are to our island youth. Of… Continue reading

  • Oct 2, 2019

Hospital district is needed now

Please vote to establish a hospital district on Vashon Island. We had the chance to do it in 2006 and balked at that time. Since… Continue reading

  • Sep 26, 2019

NextGen changes are a concern

I’ve seen a few postings on social media that are concerning and play into the FAA’s strategy of pitting neighbor against neighbor in defense of… Continue reading

  • Sep 26, 2019

Dock serves off-islanders

The article on the Tramp Harbor dock (“Future of historic dock rests on community,” Sept. 19 contained a great deal of valid information, but left… Continue reading

  • Sep 26, 2019

Community should have quality health care

It is unfortunate that candidates for the hospital district cannot specify what services would be provided, because the district is not yet approved and they… Continue reading

  • Sep 26, 2019

Hospital district is correct tool to fix problems

An op-ed piece appearing in the Sept. 12 edition of The Beachcomber argues that the process being followed for the very necessary creation of a… Continue reading

  • Sep 25, 2019

Assumptions made in op-ed were wrong

As a candidate for commissioner of the proposed public hospital district, I read Sheri Reder’s article (“Proposed Hospital District: Fix Flaws First,” Sept. 12) with… Continue reading

  • Sep 25, 2019