Letters to the Editor

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

LETTER: Phone system is meant to improve patient care

In our continuing effort to improve service for our patients, Neighborcare Health has recently made some changes to our phone system and the way we… Continue reading

  • Mar 27, 2018

LETTER: New clinic phone system is not an improvement

Did you know we can no longer call our Neighborcare (ironic name, eh?) clinic directly? I recently called the clinic with a fairly complicated question… Continue reading

  • Mar 20, 2018

LETTER: Vulnerable members of human family deserve protection

“Human life begins when the fetus exits the vagina and lands in the cold real world.” (“After life begins, there is little support for mothers,… Continue reading

  • Mar 20, 2018

LETTER: Consequences of abortion bans are disastrous

Terry Peretti’s response feels a bit condescending when he asks me, “Tell us, when does human life begin?” (The Beachcomber, Feb. 28) I could share… Continue reading

  • Mar 20, 2018

LETTER: Funds are available for gun safety march in Washington, DC

As an adult, parent and grandparent, I am embarrassed to tell my children that it is up to them to protect themselves while attending school.… Continue reading

  • Mar 14, 2018

LETTER: Israel belongs to Israelis

I too was at the packed Matisyahu concert and saw his two protesters outside in the cold (“Artist supports Israeli military, contributing to conflict,” March… Continue reading

  • Mar 13, 2018

LETTER: After life begins, there is little support for mothers, babies

In response to Terry Peretti’s letter (“When does human life begin?” Feb. 28), most of us pro-choice folks believe that human life begins when the… Continue reading

  • Mar 13, 2018

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