After the meetings and discussions, it seems that there is a pretty good consensus that we want to continue health care on the island. Yes,… Continue reading
With the recent horrific fires and loss of life and property in northern California, I think it’s time that we should ban private fireworks that… Continue reading
This Saturday is the beginning of Vashon’s magical Christmas celebration with the arrival of Mr. Claus and the lighting of our spectacular tree (we have… Continue reading
Thank you, John Simonds, for your letters to The Beachcomber and to the Vashon Fire & Rescue (VIFR) commissioners (“Billing for ambulance transport is unfair,”… Continue reading
As a community member who campaigned for a new track for over 10 years, and an avid runner, I am less than impressed with its… Continue reading
How many of us truly realize what a treasure we have in the “Emerald Isle” of Vashon? I am one of your “senior” neighbors, and… Continue reading
The recent Beachcomber article “School district officials tell legislators: Sustainability, solvency at risk” (Nov. 15) is based on a projected shortfall of $600,000. The 2021… Continue reading
I would never have thought I could be a fearful person. But on Halloween when the fireworks went off in town, I jumped a mile,… Continue reading
You may have heard some economist last week mention the concept of “internalizing an externality.” The most obvious example of such wisdom (from society’s vantage… Continue reading
I am a Vietnam veteran (1968). Although I live within earshot of the local Sportsmen’s Club firing range, the sounds do not bother me because… Continue reading
This year, Vashon Island Fire Rescue (VIFR) got a gift from island taxpayers. A voter-approved $2.1 million annual increase in islanders’VIFR fire levy property taxes.… Continue reading
It is our job to remember and show up for those who are pushed to the edges.
Each of us must continue to take a stand every day.
Vashon Island cannot have a financially sustainable clinic without support from the island.
Asking for accountability is not criticism.
It’s imperative to place students’ health and safety first, even before educating them.
We appreciate your generous support.
I am grateful to Neighborcare for coming to Vashon and trying to make some sense of our health clinic situation. We’ve had many organizations walk… Continue reading
With all the consternation and confusion about the proposed new scheduling, it’s easy to forget that the people who work on the docks and boats… Continue reading
When and where will it end, this moral indecency slope, which we seem to be sliding down at an-ever increasing rate? Where sexuality and promiscuity… Continue reading