U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe infamously brought a snowball onto the Senate floor earlier this year to suggest climate change is a hoax. Perhaps a member of our own state’s delegation should return from their August break with a charred limb of a Ponderosa pine to prove that it isn’t.
Washington State Ferries (WSF) informed us last Friday that Vashon would lose car capacity for this week, beginning Monday.
Can we, the voters, handle the truth? To many of us, Donald Trump may be just another despicable politician. And yet, he does occasionally dish out some truth.
Last Friday’s fierce rain, coming after weeks of record-breaking heat and dry weather, brought a welcome reprieve to Vashon’s parched plants and animals.
I joined the board of directors of the Vashon-Maury Island Senior Center in January. I got hooked a few years ago when I started taking bridge lessons at the center and subsequently joined the local duplicate bridge club
“We will not be able to rescue you.” If you take nothing else from this week’s story about the Cascadia Rising exercise , take those eight words.
Stress feels uncomfortable. It also makes us fat, sick and sometimes brain damaged. When we are stressed, our bodies produce cortisol. If we are being chased by a wolf, that surge of cortisol is very helpful. The problem is when we are stressed all the time. Cortisol makes us hungry, so we eat more. If we are not being chased by a wolf, the extra calories are stored as fat.
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.