Letters to the Editor

LETTER: Pharmacy issues had gone on too long, needed to be solved

Like so many residents who owe a great deal of thanks to the wonderful folks at Vashon Pharmacy, I was disappointed to hear the news… Continue reading

  • Mar 13, 2018

LETTER: Many islanders’ wishes for small theater did not count

It seems schadenfreude is not out of place regarding the new theater and gallery space. Many islanders expressed the wish for a small, intimate theater… Continue reading

  • Mar 13, 2018

LETTER: Current law serves to sustain integrity and enhance trust

I am grateful for Governor Inslee’s courage and integrity in vetoing in its entirety SB 6617, our lawmakers’ ill-conceived effort to exempt themselves from Washington’s… Continue reading

  • Mar 6, 2018

LETTER: Artist supports Israeli military, contributing to conflict

An artist supports Israeli military, contributing to conflictOn Feb. 20, I stood vigil outside the Vashon Center for the Arts while Matisyahu performed. I did… Continue reading

  • Mar 6, 2018

LETTER: Too much money goes to supporting schools

The schooling industry is a self-serving institution. Its unions (mostly the teachers’ union) have far-reaching control over elected officials, enough to make the NRA look… Continue reading

  • Mar 6, 2018

LETTER: When does human life begin?

I was intrigued by the letter written by Bekah Townsend (“Anti-choice tactics are troubling,” Feb. 21). Bekah, help us anti-abortionists understand. Tell us, when does… Continue reading

  • Feb 28, 2018

LETTER: Islanders should feel free to use the food bank

The Vashon Maury Community Food Bank is a community resource much like our library, fire station and medical clinic. It is supported by us, for… Continue reading

  • Feb 28, 2018

LETTER: Island art center is broken

In review of the recent VCA Town Hall meeting, thanks to Kevin Joyce for moderating a sticky confrontation. His composure gave many there the courage… Continue reading

  • Feb 28, 2018

LETTER: Concert, people of Vashon, made for an excellent evening on the island

I moved to the Seattle area, from Washington D.C., in August of 1987. Since then, I have for some reason not ever been to Vashon… Continue reading

  • Feb 28, 2018

LETTER: Many have suffered in this country in ways contrary to the laws of the land

On Dec. 8, 1941, my paternal grandfather was arrested by two FBI agents at the family home in the Wallingford district of Seattle. Grandpa was… Continue reading

  • Feb 26, 2018

LETTER: WSF response to suggestion falls short

I would like to report my interchange with Washington State Ferries regarding a schedule issue. The communication highlights how unresponsive WSF is to even the… Continue reading

  • Feb 20, 2018

LETTER: Anti-choice tactics troubling

Charles Lovekin is inspired to action by Dr. Martin Luther King’s words, “We must show up and stand up for change,” (Feb. 7), so Mr.… Continue reading

  • Feb 20, 2018

LETTER: Let’s root out our culture of violence

We are mourning another horrific school shooting. It’s time to demand that our elected representatives refuse donations from the National Rifle Association. How can one… Continue reading

  • Feb 20, 2018

LETTER: Be considerate of others when sick

I recently went with friends to the Vashon Theater to see the movie “Ladybird” on its final day. We sat in front of a group… Continue reading

  • Feb 14, 2018

LETTER: Vision for ‘makerspace’ was inspired by islanders’ desire to learn, share

Thanks to Bob Powell for raising important issues in last week’s letter (“Bainbridge BARN could provide inspiration for VCA, Feb. 7). The Vashon Makerspace organization… Continue reading

  • Feb 14, 2018

LETTER: Tax may be a burden, but is necessary

I write this letter with a heavy, conflicted, yet committed heart. Twenty years ago we moved from Southworth because South Kitsap School District lost levy… Continue reading

  • Feb 6, 2018

LETTER: Help is needed for math program

I’m a retired engineer, coasting along with all the positive benefits of a civilized existence — a warm hearth, coffee breaks, time to read and… Continue reading

  • Feb 6, 2018

LETTER: Movement is step forward, more steps are needed

The “Me Too” movement is a positive first step for all of us. The truth is that most of us, along with many other people… Continue reading

  • Feb 6, 2018

LETTER: Are grassroots arts welcome at island arts center?

Something is happening. The vibrant grassroots arts community on this Island, it seems, is no longer needed. It appears the board of the new Vashon… Continue reading

  • Feb 6, 2018

LETTER: Pick up origami hearts to give them away next week

Valentine’s Day is coming soon, and although many people don’t believe in the commercialism, the sense of that day — pausing to consider those you… Continue reading

  • Feb 6, 2018