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Who are the superdelegates in the Democratic party? Party elites and significant politicians of past and present, as well as lobbyists. What?
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.
I’m going to vote for the man who’s name begins with a “T.”
I’m sure there are some things that gun enthusiasts and I could agree on: our mutual respect for the Constitution, for example.
I have never owned a gun, nor will I ever. People I know killed by guns were shot by friends, neighbors or relatives.
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.
Bernie Sanders is the clear choice for moving this country forward.
I can’t see that it matters much who is elected president in November.
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).
I attended the “Heart of Vashon: Telling our Stories” performance at the Blue Heron in January.
The school bond measure did not fail because it fell short of the 60 percent majority required by law.
I held my nose and voted for the bond because our kids need a new gym.
I was surprised by John Sage’s letter in last week’s Beachcomber (“Prop. 1 vote represents community disconnect,” Feb. 17).
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.
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.
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.
I want to try again to express my opposition to gun sales and purchases on Vashon Island.
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.
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.
I say get rid of all sandwich board signs unless they’re worn by a person in a fuzzy animal suit.
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.
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.
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.
Proposition 1, the bond for Vashon Schools is a great deal. What am I getting for $19 a month (cost to average homeowner on Vashon) from this bond?
In the past decade, the greater Seattle area has experienced growth in both industry and prosperity unrivaled in West Coast shipping hubs with the exception of Los Angeles and San Francisco.
Even if you are immune to the kid-centered arguments being offered in support of Proposition 1, you should still vote for it because it is in your own best interests:
I grew up in a small, rural community in Idaho and entered my teen years in the late 1970s. Had it not been for the opportunity to participate in organized sports, I can honestly say I would not be alive.
The upcoming school bond election is about more than just improving athletic facilities.
The slogan used by those urging us to support the school levy, “Campaign for a Healthy Community,” seems odd.
Drama Dock has been active for 40 years, entertaining us and educating young, future performers.
In the lead story in the Dec. 30 issue of The Beachcomber, (“Moving away, island volunteer leaves behind long list of community accomplishments”), you captured much of what islanders consider the essence of one of its very important leaders.
I’m a longtime islander and have lived here since 1952: born and raised on Vashon with family here since the 1890s. Vashon was peaceful back then. People minded their own business, and there was no vandalism or theft. That is not the case now. Your way of thinking might not be mine. My right.
Postal Service executives, with their ivory tower executive management perspective, seem quite willing to throw our hard-working, dedicated local postal employees under the mail truck for delays in adding staff.
It is never too late to say job well done. On Dec. 19, we attended the production of “The Wizard of Oz” performed by the very talented young people of the Vashon Youth Theater and guided by Elizabeth Ripley. It was a fine performance and wonderful to see the island youth in such a positive manner. Could there be another Judy Garland in the making? This is what small town America is about.
Hello everyone, I am so blessed and have so much to be thankful for, but today I especially want to express my sincere thanks to this community.
After the Paris ISIS attacks, I can’t help but try to understand what the heck is going on over in Syria.
Thank you, Vashon, for voting for change. Thank you, Vashon, for voting for fiscal responsibility. I appreciated the 500 islanders who spoke with me for the first time to discuss what was important to them and what the Vashon Park District could be doing better.