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Proposition 1 makes sense, deserves support

  • Feb 3, 2016 at 4:00AM updated Feb 4, 2016 at 1:19PM

Proposition 1 will provide sorely needed improvements to the athletic fields and track. I regret Hilary Emmer's Jan. 27 commentary, "Vote 'no' on Proposition 1: Process was rushed, bond is too expensive," contained incorrect information about the bond not recycling or reusing.


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Apparently sandwich board signs and guns just do not mix

  • Feb 3, 2016 at 5:00AM

I say get rid of all sandwich board signs unless they’re worn by a person in a fuzzy animal suit.

Now is the time to get real about guns, gun sales on Vashon

  • Feb 3, 2016 at 5:00AM

Boy, am I glad we now have easy access to guns here on Vashon. A landlord I know went to talk with a problem tenant and wound up staring down the barrel of the tenant’s gun.

Emotional extremism associated with guns causes problems

  • Feb 3, 2016 at 5:00AM

When people attribute outcomes to objects, I call it outcome attribution. A gun, for example, does nothing until a human interacts with it, legal immigration papers do not dictate a person’s work ethic and ownership of a Koran does not indicate a proclivity toward violent behavior.

Don’t let old opinions of VISD cloud judgement

  • Feb 3, 2016 at 5:00AM

A view persists in the Vashon community that prior to the last bond vote, our school board conspired to hoodwink us by falsely promising to save Vashon High School’s Building A, only to condemn it and build an entirely new school.

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