Letters to the Editor

Thanks for recent film, speaking up

Thanks to Stephen Jeong, with the Friends of Mukai, for marking the Feb. 19th 77th anniversary of the Japanese internment by showing the film “Then… Continue reading

  • Feb 27, 2019

Recent article missed the mark

The authors wrote an article that is neither precise nor concise.

  • Feb 27, 2019

Murals: Different perspective proves useful

In response to Swaneagle Fitzgerald’s letter (“Local mural needs to be addressed,” Feb. 14), I sympathize with Ms. Fitzgerald’s reaction to the admittedly groan-worthy murals… Continue reading

  • Feb 20, 2019

Vashon showed its true colors in search for dog

At this time, most of the people on Vashon most likely will have heard that my dog Henry was captured and is in a safe… Continue reading

  • Feb 20, 2019

Local mural needs to addressed

The first time I saw the cartoonish, racist mural of a black person with massive lips on the upper wall of the Vashon Theater back… Continue reading

  • Feb 13, 2019

Forest Stewards should be able to relocate on island

It will be a real shame if the Vashon Forest Stewards’ mill cannot find a new home here on Vashon. We want to build a… Continue reading

  • Feb 13, 2019

View population concerns through proper framework

A few weeks ago, I was honored to give a talk at the Land Trust Building sponsored by four organizations, Stand Up for Racial Justice,… Continue reading

  • Feb 13, 2019

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