Letters to the Editor

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

Park district board voted for uncontrolled spending

Executive Director Elaine Ott-Rocheford was correct when she stated in the Dec. 6 Beachcomber the park district’s hands were totally tied (“Vashon Park District adjusts… Continue reading

  • Dec 19, 2018

Affordable housing: There are no easy solutions to growing problem

I read with interest the letter from Saul Fortunoff and Wesley Rodgers in last week’s paper. (“Island might lose rural character,” Dec. 13). I have… Continue reading

  • Dec 19, 2018

Island helped make project possible

Thank you, Vashon. For almost 15 years Vashon Island has supported American Hero Quilts. People have worked on making quilts, donating money and support in… Continue reading

  • Dec 12, 2018

Island might lose rural character

We read with interest the recent articles concerning the two proposed low-income developments at the edges of Vashon town. While we agree with the need… Continue reading

  • Dec 12, 2018

Event brought a warm glow

I felt a warm glow all over when I got into the Access bus with Lao after my “Celebration of Life.” It was really a… Continue reading

  • Dec 12, 2018

New director has vision, steady hand

I would like to congratulate Heidi Jackson as the new executive director of the DOVE Project. Heidi has performed as interim executive director for the… Continue reading

  • Dec 12, 2018

School and park districts should provide more access to track and field

Scott Harvey’s letter hits the nail on the head about the highly restrictive rules governing islanders’ opportunity to exerciseat our new high school track (“Acess… Continue reading

  • Dec 5, 2018

Climate change: It is time to act

In Washington D.C. on Tuesday, Nov. 27, bipartisan federal legislation was introduced to put a price on carbon, sponsored by three House Republicans and three… Continue reading

Our government does not have clean hands

In addition to the First Amendment arguments that support Julian Assange’s innocence, there are two more: 1. Every citizen has a right and a duty… Continue reading

  • Dec 5, 2018