Letters to the Editor

LETTER: Several improvements needed on Vashon Highway

What is the county going to do on the paving of the Vashon Highway: just pave it, or do some safety improvements? It will be… Continue reading

  • May 1, 2018

LETTER: Rally for Working Class set for Friday in Vashon town

Do you struggle with low wages, access to food, homelessness, high rent, precarious work or discrimination? Are you feeling more and more isolated as working… Continue reading

  • May 1, 2018

LETTER: Outgoing director served seniors well

Senior Center Apple served seniors well Ava Apple steps down from the helm of the Vashon Senior Center at the end of April. She has… Continue reading

  • Apr 24, 2018

LETTER: Emphasis should be on potentially dangerous students

I have been reflecting on the gun violence question for some time. Previously, I was responsible for drop-out prevention in the North Thurston School District… Continue reading

  • Apr 17, 2018

LETTER: Protestors, don’t chip away at the Second Amendment

Protestors, don’t chip away at the Second Amendment It’s great that people of Vashon and across the nation exercised their First Amendment rights that generations… Continue reading

  • Apr 11, 2018

LETTER: Dangerous drivers on island roadways

I have a question for the Vashon community. I have become painfully aware of, and a bit disappointed by, some of my fellow island population.… Continue reading

  • Apr 3, 2018

LETTER: NATO too interested in alliance with Turkey

On Jan. 20, the Turkish state invaded the Democratic Federation of Northern Syria with aid from al Qaeda and ISIS fighters. The Turkish state’s history… Continue reading

  • Apr 3, 2018

LETTER: After sun, island rain was welcome

I’m a third generation San Diegan, and I’m very much enjoying my first visit to Vashon Island. I will confess that after six years of… Continue reading

  • Apr 3, 2018

LETTER: Basic human decency is at stake

The government not only spies on all of us but sometimes also infects, damages or otherwise interferes with the use of our computers without accountability.… Continue reading

  • Apr 3, 2018

LETTER: Democracy at stake online

The government not only spies on all of us but sometimes also infects, damages, or otherwise interferes with the use of our computers without accountability.… Continue reading

  • Apr 3, 2018

LETTER: Israel belongs to Israelis, but what kind of nation will it be?

In response to Mr. Thalhofer’s letter on the Matisyahu concert (“Israel belongs to Israelis,” March 14), it should be pointed out that there is significant… Continue reading

  • Mar 27, 2018

LETTER: Beachcomber is insipid, editor won’t print earlier letter

In response to Terry Peretti: When does human life begin? Here on Vashon it really doesn’t matter; there’s no abortion clinic. Our community is perfect… Continue reading

  • Mar 27, 2018

LETTER: Support is available for babies and their mothers

Thank you Shannon Mahan for answering my question, “When does human life begin?” (After life begins, there is little support for mothers, babies,” March 14).… Continue reading

  • Mar 27, 2018

LETTER: Phone system is meant to improve patient care

In our continuing effort to improve service for our patients, Neighborcare Health has recently made some changes to our phone system and the way we… Continue reading

  • Mar 27, 2018

LETTER: New clinic phone system is not an improvement

Did you know we can no longer call our Neighborcare (ironic name, eh?) clinic directly? I recently called the clinic with a fairly complicated question… Continue reading

  • Mar 20, 2018

LETTER: Vulnerable members of human family deserve protection

“Human life begins when the fetus exits the vagina and lands in the cold real world.” (“After life begins, there is little support for mothers,… Continue reading

  • Mar 20, 2018

LETTER: Consequences of abortion bans are disastrous

Terry Peretti’s response feels a bit condescending when he asks me, “Tell us, when does human life begin?” (The Beachcomber, Feb. 28) I could share… Continue reading

  • Mar 20, 2018

LETTER: Funds are available for gun safety march in Washington, DC

As an adult, parent and grandparent, I am embarrassed to tell my children that it is up to them to protect themselves while attending school.… Continue reading

  • Mar 14, 2018

LETTER: Israel belongs to Israelis

I too was at the packed Matisyahu concert and saw his two protesters outside in the cold (“Artist supports Israeli military, contributing to conflict,” March… Continue reading

  • Mar 13, 2018

LETTER: After life begins, there is little support for mothers, babies

In response to Terry Peretti’s letter (“When does human life begin?” Feb. 28), most of us pro-choice folks believe that human life begins when the… Continue reading

  • Mar 13, 2018