Letters to the Editor

LETTER: Community policing

I love living on Vashon. The main reason for this love is community, for example, being greeted in Thriftway by staff and fellow shoppers. Or… Continue reading

  • May 22, 2018

LETTER: Practicing solidarity

May 16 marked the beginning of Ramadan, a month of fasting and prayer for 1.8 billion Muslims all over the world, as well as local… Continue reading

  • May 22, 2018

LETTER: Beachcomber layout – Not an improvement

You asked for comments on the new layout of the paper. I don’t know where to start. The big black title on the front page… Continue reading

  • May 22, 2018

LETTER: Community turn out was great

I am writing to thank the community for their amazing participation at the first meeting of Unifying for Democracy on Sunday, May 6. A big… Continue reading

  • May 15, 2018

LETTER: VCC management, community must be open with each other

I am surprised that there has been no reaction to the commentary by Jose Brito, the administrator of Vashon Community Care (“Amid changes, VCC’s mission… Continue reading

  • May 8, 2018

LETTER: The government is watching us

Whistleblowers Edward Snowden and William Binney already told us that every electronic communication we have with another person is recorded by the government, including every… Continue reading

  • May 8, 2018

LETTER: Communication among all parties is needed

Experiencing the cultural change from hippies to yuppies, from anything goes to gentrification, has been interesting to say the least. Many have been caught in… Continue reading

  • May 1, 2018

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