Vashon’s anti-domestic violence organization, the DoVE Project, recently expanded its services to offer a free legal clinic for survivors of domestic violence
I appreciated the most recent politics column (“Pause before celebrating immigration news,” by Carla Kiiskila, Dec. 3). Ms. Kiiskila was critical of our president’s latest move to ease the immigrants’ problems. I am too, but for different reasons.
A land trust purchase of the former Matsuda strawberry farm makes sense all around. At least, it would preserve some meadow habitat near town and near Island Center Forest.
As I watch the recent TV discussions on race in America, something hits a deep nerve. I am a child of the 60s, but I spent that decade outside the U.S., in Spain
Wintertime and the holidays can be a tough stretch for people and families with limited incomes. Now, a cut in benefits is making it even harder for some on Vashon. Are you aware that we are halfway through food stamp cuts that went into effect at the beginning of November
President Obama’s recent changes in immigration law enforcement inflame the new Congress while not doing nearly enough to fix a broken system or improve the lives of immigrants. As an immigration attorney and a Democrat, I fear these measures could be worse than nothing at all. Can a good, comprehensive immigration bill come out of a Congress infuriated about this? Are immigrants any safer if, after years of lying low, they come out of the shadows and register with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for a benefit that’s only temporary
The holidays are upon us, and so are requests from charities. The end of the year is when many nonprofits make a final fundraising push, hoping to tap into the spirit of giving that can come with the season. For donors, end-of-year giving can also bring a welcome tax writeoff.
I don’t have a good feeling about these gingerbread houses.
It’s welcome news that King County was able to avoid further cuts to Metro, saving Vashon some modest cuts to its already limited bus service. But our entire region still faces a transportation problem that will only worsen as lawmakers continue to put off finding new funding for buses, roads and ferries.
As an island community, we have had more than our share of death. We’ve witnessed in the past few years the suicides, as well as the accidental deaths, of many of our precious young people, and these deaths have exposed our frailty and our grief. Yet these deaths do not reveal our finiteness, but have revealed our infiniteness, our eternity.
Vashon Island School District’s board is leading our community to a brighter and healthier future as we are forging a “culture of ecology” in our schools.