Letters to the Editor

LETTER: LNG plant is lose-lose situation for ratepayers

Puget Sound Energy’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant is a speculative investment that has nothing to do with delivering power and natural gas to Puget… Continue reading

  • Oct 24, 2017


I Voted for Trump … and there’s nothing you can do about it

I voted by mail this week, so I’m done.

  • Nov 1, 2016


The caucus: Why my vote is with Sanders

My favorite Clinton supporter makes our bar table a caucus of two, and we’re deadlocked. Saturday’s Democratic Caucus offered the hope of changing his mind.

  • Mar 29, 2016


Blue Heron’s history is something that cannot be replaced

The recent Beachcomber article about Vashon Allied Arts’ curator Janice Malman’s heartfelt, impromptu words at the final gallery show in the “old” Blue Heron struck me as a partial benediction for a space that holds as many memories as the intricate time lines of an ancient, venerable tree (“Curator marks transition from old to new,” March 23).

  • Mar 29, 2016

Consider the superdelegates and their role before voting in the caucus

Who are the superdelegates in the Democratic party? Party elites and significant politicians of past and present, as well as lobbyists. What?

  • Mar 22, 2016

Caucus participation is essential for Democrats, not so for Republicans

Democratic caucuses or the presidential primary, what is important? The presidential delegate selection method in Washington state depends on which political party you want to support.

  • Mar 22, 2016

There are two good choices for president

I’m going to vote for the man who’s name begins with a “T.”

  • Mar 15, 2016

Modern guns raise concerns

I’m sure there are some things that gun enthusiasts and I could agree on: our mutual respect for the Constitution, for example.

  • Mar 15, 2016

Too many deaths to say guns make us safer

I have never owned a gun, nor will I ever. People I know killed by guns were shot by friends, neighbors or relatives.

  • Mar 15, 2016

Public should be informed about Medic One transition

If $1 million and eight teachers were to be pulled from the Vashon School District, without due notice to the public — there would be an outcry of rage.

  • Mar 8, 2016

Sanders is clear choice for president

Bernie Sanders is the clear choice for moving this country forward.

  • Mar 8, 2016

We deserve the president we get

I can’t see that it matters much who is elected president in November.

  • Mar 8, 2016

Architecture firm should not be trusted with gym

I held my nose and voted for the bond because our kids need a new gym.

  • Feb 23, 2016

Wealthy not to blame for bond failure

I was surprised by John Sage’s letter in last week’s Beachcomber (“Prop. 1 vote represents community disconnect,” Feb. 17).

  • Feb 23, 2016

Politics shouldn’t split island community

I attended the “Heart of Vashon: Telling our Stories” performance at the Blue Heron in January.

  • Feb 23, 2016

Rich islanders were not bond’s downfall

I am not a rich newcomer, so John Sage’s letter spitting at such people for making the school bond fail, is apparently not aimed at me (“Prop. 1 vote represents community disconnect,” Feb. 17).

  • Feb 23, 2016

Supermajority requirement for bonds shouldn’t change

The school bond measure did not fail because it fell short of the 60 percent majority required by law.

  • Feb 23, 2016

Prop. 1 vote represents community disconnect

I’m so mad about the VISD Prop. 1 bond vote I could spit. I’ve lived on this island for 36 years. I raised my kid here from birth. Vashon Island was a real community. Once.

  • Feb 16, 2016

Board needs to increase levy to make needed repairs

The school bond that just failed included $1.2 million for necessary repairs — a new roof, replacing a failing HVAC system, replacing windows that fall out of their frames and more.

  • Feb 16, 2016

Election is over, but important issue is not resolved

Families, neighbors and voters on a tiny island, in a tiny school district volunteer to help and ask each other for help all the time.

  • Feb 16, 2016