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If $1 million and eight teachers were to be pulled from the Vashon School District, without due notice to the public — there would be an outcry of rage.
Bernie Sanders is the clear choice for moving this country forward.
I can’t see that it matters much who is elected president in November.
I held my nose and voted for the bond because our kids need a new gym.
I was surprised by John Sage’s letter in last week’s Beachcomber (“Prop. 1 vote represents community disconnect,” Feb. 17).
I attended the “Heart of Vashon: Telling our Stories” performance at the Blue Heron in January.
I am not a rich newcomer, so John Sage’s letter spitting at such people for making the school bond fail, is apparently not aimed at me (“Prop. 1 vote represents community disconnect,” Feb. 17).
The school bond measure did not fail because it fell short of the 60 percent majority required by law.
I’m so mad about the VISD Prop. 1 bond vote I could spit. I’ve lived on this island for 36 years. I raised my kid here from birth. Vashon Island was a real community. Once.
The school bond that just failed included $1.2 million for necessary repairs — a new roof, replacing a failing HVAC system, replacing windows that fall out of their frames and more.
Families, neighbors and voters on a tiny island, in a tiny school district volunteer to help and ask each other for help all the time.
I want to try again to express my opposition to gun sales and purchases on Vashon Island.
Proposition 1 will provide sorely needed improvements to the athletic fields and track. I regret Hilary Emmer's Jan. 27 commentary, "Vote 'no' on Proposition 1: Process was rushed, bond is too expensive," contained incorrect information about the bond not recycling or reusing.
A view persists in the Vashon community that prior to the last bond vote, our school board conspired to hoodwink us by falsely promising to save Vashon High School’s Building A, only to condemn it and build an entirely new school.
I say get rid of all sandwich board signs unless they’re worn by a person in a fuzzy animal suit.
Boy, am I glad we now have easy access to guns here on Vashon. A landlord I know went to talk with a problem tenant and wound up staring down the barrel of the tenant’s gun.
When people attribute outcomes to objects, I call it outcome attribution. A gun, for example, does nothing until a human interacts with it, legal immigration papers do not dictate a person’s work ethic and ownership of a Koran does not indicate a proclivity toward violent behavior.
When people attribute outcomes to objects I call it outcome attribution. A gun, for example, does nothing until a human interacts with it, legal immigration papers do not dictate a person’s work ethic and ownership of a Koran does not indicate a proclivity toward violent behavior.
In the past decade, the greater Seattle area has experienced growth in both industry and prosperity unrivaled in West Coast shipping hubs with the exception of Los Angeles and San Francisco.
Proposition 1, the bond for Vashon Schools is a great deal. What am I getting for $19 a month (cost to average homeowner on Vashon) from this bond?