Letters to the Editor

What to do after I-1631 failure?

You may have heard some economist last week mention the concept of “internalizing an externality.” The most obvious example of such wisdom (from society’s vantage… Continue reading

  • Nov 14, 2018

Gun owners need to use weapons safely

I am a Vietnam veteran (1968). Although I live within earshot of the local Sportsmen’s Club firing range, the sounds do not bother me because… Continue reading

  • Nov 14, 2018

Billing for ambulance transport is unfair

This year, Vashon Island Fire Rescue (VIFR) got a gift from island taxpayers. A voter-approved $2.1 million annual increase in islanders’VIFR fire levy property taxes.… Continue reading

  • Nov 14, 2018

We must act on behalf of others

It is our job to remember and show up for those who are pushed to the edges.

  • Nov 7, 2018

Each person was a light in darkness

Each of us must continue to take a stand every day.

  • Nov 7, 2018

Financially stable clinic will require our support

Vashon Island cannot have a financially sustainable clinic without support from the island.

  • Nov 7, 2018

Op-ed should have addressed concerns

Asking for accountability is not criticism.

  • Nov 7, 2018

Eliminating dangerous sport would save money

It’s imperative to place students’ health and safety first, even before educating them.

  • Nov 7, 2018

Donated funds strengthen schools

We appreciate your generous support.

  • Nov 7, 2018

Neighborcare is trying to help island community

I am grateful to Neighborcare for coming to Vashon and trying to make some sense of our health clinic situation. We’ve had many organizations walk… Continue reading

  • Oct 31, 2018

Be courteous to ferry workers amid challenges

With all the consternation and confusion about the proposed new scheduling, it’s easy to forget that the people who work on the docks and boats… Continue reading

  • Oct 31, 2018

We need to stop downward slide

When and where will it end, this moral indecency slope, which we seem to be sliding down at an-ever increasing rate? Where sexuality and promiscuity… Continue reading

  • Oct 24, 2018

LETTER: Communicate without conflict

We attended a most interesting discussion on October 7 at the library. It was called Let’s Talk and featured a panel of people who have… Continue reading

  • Oct 17, 2018

LETTER: Rein in a growing population

Here on Vashon, we have a number of progressive NGOs (non-government organizations). On the surface, they seem noble. Mostly, they stand for immigrant rights. At… Continue reading

  • Oct 10, 2018

LETTER: Braddock is better for Vashon

We have two Democratic candidates running to replace Sharon Nelson in the state senate. Either one is deserving of our vote, but I support Shannon… Continue reading

  • Oct 10, 2018

LETTER: Let’s save our community

I read The Beachcomber article “Naturopathic physician trading Vashon for Boise” (Sept. 27) with great distress. Then I spoke with realtor Emma Amiad to learn… Continue reading

  • Oct 3, 2018

LETTER: New schedule could save riders time each day

Everybody has an opinion on how to fix the triangle route ferry schedule — lots of discussion and controversy. But here’s something everyone can agree… Continue reading

  • Oct 3, 2018

LETTER: Pendulum schedule can be adjusted

Alternative Facts: In last week’s Beachcomber, WSF’s spokesperson Hadley Rodero is quoted as saying “one flaw of the pendulum model is that it will not… Continue reading

  • Oct 3, 2018

LETTER: We owe Christine Beck our thanks

There is a profound sense of happiness and gratification one feels by being part of making someone else’s long-held dream come true. Even if in… Continue reading

  • Oct 3, 2018

LETTER: Youth need all the support they can get

I was very impressed with the mentorship program mentioned in your recent article concerning the Journeymen (“Journeymen to hold fundraiser, help island boys grow,” Sept.… Continue reading

  • Oct 3, 2018