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
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
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
It is our job to remember and show up for those who are pushed to the edges.
Each of us must continue to take a stand every day.
Vashon Island cannot have a financially sustainable clinic without support from the island.
Asking for accountability is not criticism.
It’s imperative to place students’ health and safety first, even before educating them.
We appreciate your generous support.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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