Letters to the Editor

LETTER: Kim is likely Vashon’s greatest athlete

Abi Kim is an amazing soccer player, as Sarah Low showed so convincingly in her article last week (“Islander to play for U.S. at Under-20… Continue reading

  • Aug 8, 2018

LETTER: Kudos to the Chamber

This is a big shout out to the Vashon Chamber of Commerce, Jim Marsh and everyone involved in creating yet another amazing Strawberry Festival. We… Continue reading

  • Aug 1, 2018

LETTER: Will Vashon become a treeless wasteland?

Three years ago I moved from Berkeley, California to Vashon Island. In Berkeley, I lived on San Pablo Avenue near the border of Oakland. That… Continue reading

  • Aug 1, 2018

LETTER: Vashon Fresh: Thank you for this service

Vashon Fresh is a convenient way to sample Vashon edibles without having to leave your home. Free delivery with a $15 order ensures a timely,… Continue reading

  • Aug 1, 2018

LETTER: 9-11: Coming to terms with the conspiracy

I awoke recently with an insight that explains why so many people find it difficult to listen to so-called conspiracy theories about what happened to… Continue reading

  • Aug 1, 2018

LETTER: Candidate Forum: Just like all the others

I went to the island forum on July 25 at Ober Park. The Democrats say they love us. They say they want fully funded education,… Continue reading

  • Aug 1, 2018

LETTER: Agency needs to get its house in order

I disagree with the July 18 editorial that islanders should use public or private funds to support the Neighborcare clinic (“Islanders must take steps to… Continue reading

  • Jul 25, 2018

LETTER: Consider running for open board seat

Running for public office is not something most people want to do. Many of us are not comfortable putting ourselves forward, and we’re very uneasy… Continue reading

  • Jul 25, 2018

LETTER: Stop kid-proofing the island

I say “stop kid-proofing the island” because people keep taking away stuff that kids love and are perfectly capable of playing on safely by themselves.… Continue reading

  • Jul 25, 2018

LETTER: Fireworks – what would you do?

You may know that a kitten died of a heart attack in the lap of her owner when she heard fireworks explode. And you my… Continue reading

  • Jul 25, 2018

LETTER: Increased accountability is needed regarding finances

I would like to add my voice to those asking for accountability by those in charge of Vashon Center for the Arts. At the time,… Continue reading

  • Jul 18, 2018

LETTER: Initiative aims to keep food and beverages more affordable

The recent letter claiming that Washington State Initiative 1634 – Yes to Affordable Groceries — is misleading at face value and conveniently overlooks what the… Continue reading

  • Jul 18, 2018

LETTER: Vote for change this November

The horrors of school shootings and the lack of a reasonable response from the government have mobilized teenagers all over the country. This is terrific,… Continue reading

  • Jul 18, 2018

LETTER: We must not allow ourselves to be sidetracked

I woke on the Fourth of July, thinking about the politics and militarization of patriotism, especially under Trump. It’s good to ask: Is Independence Day… Continue reading

  • Jul 18, 2018

LETTER: Call DNR for free vessel turn-in program

If you have a boat that needs more repairs than you have money, call the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) at 360-902-1574. They have a… Continue reading

  • Jul 10, 2018

LETTER: VIFR does not need park district’s money

The fire district does not need to take money from the Vashon Park District (“Fire chief faces park district over interlocal agreement,” June 27). The… Continue reading

  • Jul 10, 2018

LETTER: Cultural tourism could benefit Vashon

Years ago on Vashon, the term “cultural tourism” was a four-letter word for some. That was when we had K2 to provide middle-income jobs and… Continue reading

  • Jul 10, 2018

LETTER: Celebration disregards needs of others

Well, here we are again, “celebrating” the nation’s independence by blowing things up. I cannot, for the life of me, understand why it is acceptable… Continue reading

  • Jul 10, 2018

LETTER: Friday was a great evening of music

We had a great evening of music and dancing at the Poultry in Motion concert in the Kay White hall. For decades we have ended… Continue reading

  • Jul 10, 2018

LETTER: Opinions make Vashon interesting

Please let me compliment Elizabeth Shepherd for the excellent piece of investigative reporting regarding the finances and construction of the Vashon Center for the Arts.… Continue reading

  • Jul 10, 2018