Letters to the Editor

LETTER: Different choices, same results (Packwood commentary)

It was informative to read Laurie Hennessey’s essay about her “me-too” experience with a United States Senator. She brings a good point to light. That… Continue reading

  • Jan 2, 2018

LETTER: Thank you, Fire Department

Thank you Vashon Fire Department for saving our house on Christmas Day! There were so many of you who took time away from your families.… Continue reading

  • Jan 2, 2018

LETTER: Packwood story brought back memories

I read Lauri Hennessey’s column about #MeToo and it brought my own life altering memories of Senator Packwood flooding back. I was brought up in… Continue reading

  • Jan 2, 2018

LETTER: A case for year-round school

Starting the first day of school, students begin counting down the days until that last bell rings in early June, indicating three months of sunshine,… Continue reading

  • Dec 19, 2017

LETTER: PSE sets low bar for climate change

Puget Sound Energy is announcing a 50% reduction in their carbon footprint by 2040 as a big deal. It’s not, and they need to do… Continue reading

  • Dec 19, 2017

LETTER: To truly support local artists, purchase their work

I am about to speak blasphemy. Vashon does not support the visual arts! Oh sure, we go to the openings, we drink the wine and… Continue reading

  • Dec 19, 2017

LETTER: School’s racial equity policy is misguided

Racial Equity School district’s policy is misguided I share Joe Yarkin’s concerns about the potential for unintended harm under the school district’s policy on racial… Continue reading

  • Dec 15, 2017

LETTER: Hijab is a symbol of oppression

I take exception to Leslie Enzian’s comment about “women wearing hijabs” in her letter “To refugees, this island embraces you” (Nov. 29) I disagree with… Continue reading

  • Dec 12, 2017

LETTER: Island should consider its own PUD

Two of our basic daily needs are a home and its electricity. In America, 60% of us own our homes. On Vashon, electricity is supplied… Continue reading

  • Dec 12, 2017

LETTER: Vashon is rich in caregiver resources

Thank you for the Nov. 28 article about Tom Herring and Zach Krieger (Finding fulfillment in a life spent reading). It is uplifting to hear… Continue reading

  • Dec 12, 2017

LETTER: Fire Commissioner Candy thanks you

Thank you, Vashon voters. Thank you for re-electing me and approving the levy tax increase. It was impressive to have such a large number of… Continue reading

  • Dec 6, 2017

LETTER: LNG plant is lose-lose situation for ratepayers

Puget Sound Energy’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant is a speculative investment that has nothing to do with delivering power and natural gas to Puget… Continue reading

  • Oct 24, 2017

I Voted for Trump … and there’s nothing you can do about it

I voted by mail this week, so I’m done.

  • Nov 1, 2016

The caucus: Why my vote is with Sanders

My favorite Clinton supporter makes our bar table a caucus of two, and we’re deadlocked. Saturday’s Democratic Caucus offered the hope of changing his mind.

  • Mar 29, 2016

Blue Heron’s history is something that cannot be replaced

The recent Beachcomber article about Vashon Allied Arts’ curator Janice Malman’s heartfelt, impromptu words at the final gallery show in the “old” Blue Heron struck me as a partial benediction for a space that holds as many memories as the intricate time lines of an ancient, venerable tree (“Curator marks transition from old to new,” March 23).

  • Mar 29, 2016

Consider the superdelegates and their role before voting in the caucus

Who are the superdelegates in the Democratic party? Party elites and significant politicians of past and present, as well as lobbyists. What?

  • Mar 22, 2016

Caucus participation is essential for Democrats, not so for Republicans

Democratic caucuses or the presidential primary, what is important? The presidential delegate selection method in Washington state depends on which political party you want to support.

  • Mar 22, 2016

There are two good choices for president

I’m going to vote for the man who’s name begins with a “T.”

  • Mar 15, 2016

Modern guns raise concerns

I’m sure there are some things that gun enthusiasts and I could agree on: our mutual respect for the Constitution, for example.

  • Mar 15, 2016

Too many deaths to say guns make us safer

I have never owned a gun, nor will I ever. People I know killed by guns were shot by friends, neighbors or relatives.

  • Mar 15, 2016