Letters to the Editor

Don’t conflate immigration, over-population

I agree with Jeff Schnelz that population growth is an important issue that needs to be addressed (“We are stifling ourselves with growth,” Jan. 31).… Continue reading

  • Feb 13, 2019

Sunrise Ridge board honors Dr. Gary Koch

The board will contribute $1,000 to a scholarship fund in honor of his years of service on Vashon.

  • Feb 7, 2019

Volunteers needed for meets

The help of many people will be required to host a meet on the island.

  • Feb 6, 2019

Development: Like ducks in a pen

Subsidized affordable housing projects on Vashon will lead to overcrowding.

  • Feb 6, 2019

We are stifling ourselves with growth

I went to the immigrant rights meeting at the Land Trust on Jan. 20. As I expected, it was all about how badly refugees are… Continue reading

  • Jan 30, 2019

Community housing decisions should be made from our hearts

Housing Decisions should be made from our hearts I think something has to be written from our hearts about the two planned urban developments here… Continue reading

Islanders were generous with food bank over holidays

Vashon opened its heart — and its pocketbook — to the food bank and its customers this holiday season. Many thanks to: • Vashon Cohousing… Continue reading

  • Jan 23, 2019

Jesus understood truth, love

I enjoyed Michael Shook’s response to my letter (“Christianity: Love is most important,” Jan. 3). I smiled seeing his letter printed above a picture of… Continue reading

  • Jan 23, 2019

In between the light and the dark

The source for solutions to climate change is love.

  • Jan 16, 2019

We need power that carbon provides

Giving money to politicians in Olympia is not going to solve the problem of climate change.

  • Jan 16, 2019

North-end parking is serious problem

We are all understandably focused on ferry availability and performance, and the UW suggestions reported in last week’s Beachcomber are certainly no surprise (“UW Fauntleroy… Continue reading

  • Jan 9, 2019

Author was right, wait times will tell

Theo Eicher nails it that the Washington State Ferries fight has to be taken to Olympia (“Ferry service: Wait times will tell,” Dec. 27). Two… Continue reading

  • Jan 9, 2019

Islanders’ support is meaningful

We would like offer our thanks to The Beachcomber for the article in early December about us and our GoFundMe campaign and to all the… Continue reading

  • Jan 9, 2019

Newspaper needs to inspire

Happy New Year? There wasn’t much to be happy about in the first Beachcomber issue of 2019. How about greeting us with some uplifting stories… Continue reading

  • Jan 9, 2019

Resolve to change the world, a bit

With the new year upon us and so many questions about the state of our world, here are my easy change-the-world-a-bit–at-a-time resolutions. 1) Gently speak… Continue reading

  • Jan 9, 2019

Thanks to all at care center

I will begin with the happy ending: Home from Vashon Community Care on Dec. 23, just in time for Christmas. Prior: a bad fall, a… Continue reading

  • Jan 2, 2019

Christianity: Love is most important

Mark Goldman makes observations in his letter that are valuable (“Jesus made a difference,” Dec. 27), but errs, I believe, in some key areas. First,… Continue reading

  • Jan 2, 2019

Climate change

Maggie Aspland’s letter to the editor on Dec. 5 had encouraging news on the climate front: a bipartisan bill to price carbon was introduced in… Continue reading

  • Dec 26, 2018

Jesus made a difference

Even if the story of Jesus contains myth, he was a great teacher in my understanding. He shared his wisdom with love and compassion, hoping… Continue reading

  • Dec 26, 2018

Donations will support student trip to Costa Rica

I am a Spanish teacher at Vashon Island High School. I am looking to raise funds to help my students afford a language immersive travel… Continue reading