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Bringing you the newspaper is a passion and an honor | Editorial

  • Apr 24, 2013 at 9:00AM

My first night on Vashon, I thought I had fallen in love with the island. Sitting on the deck at La Playa that August evening, I sipped a margarita, listened to waves lap on the beach and watched ferries come and go, their lights romantically reflected on the waves. A seal poked its head out of the water in front of me as if to say, “See, this is why you moved here.”

Statements regarding care contradict one another | Letter to the editor

  • Apr 24, 2013 at 9:00AM

A warning has to be raised concerning Highline CEO Benedum’s assurances that “patients will not notice a change; the Franciscan position is that issues such as birth control and abortion are concerns between a woman and her health care provider” (“Highline’s proposed merger won’t affect care,” Oct. 16, 2012). On April 11, I questioned Mr. Benedum about the evident conflict with the position of the Franciscan Health System (FHS), which is posted on its website: “Franciscan Health System is guided by the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services (ERDs).”

Sometimes a lack of letters means more communication | Letter to the Editor

  • Apr 24, 2013 at 9:00AM

In a couple of recent issues, there have been few or no letters in the opinion section.

Vashon dancers bring beauty to a tragic tale

  • Apr 24, 2013 at 10:00AM

A company of young dancers will take the stage in Vashon Allied Arts Center for Dance’s production of “Romeo and Juliet,” coming up this weekend at the Vashon High School theater.

Peak-season ferry rates begin next week

  • Apr 26, 2013 at 6:59PM

Peak-season rates on Vashon's ferry routes will begin on Wednesday, May 1.

Vashon Library janitor charged with sexual assault

  • Apr 26, 2013 at 6:11PM

A janitor at the Vashon Library has been charged with sexual assault after allegedly groping another man at the library earlier this month.

Open house scheduled at Mukai Farmhouse

  • Apr 30, 2013 at 12:16PM

Island Landmarks — the nonprofit that owns the Mukai Farmhouse and has wrestled with a group of Vashon Islanders for control of it — is advertising a week-long open house at the historic property.

Guns sell fast in an impulse-driven culture

  • Apr 30, 2013 at 12:31PM

Quick sells and poor impulse control are a deadly combination

Library janitor charged with sexual assault

  • Apr 30, 2013 at 12:17PM

A janitor at the Vashon Library has been charged with sexual assault after allegedly groping another man at the library earlier this month.

Take a hike to see what’s on the walls around town

  • Apr 30, 2013 at 12:48PM

Most galleries are open from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday night

Art is skin deep for local entrepreneur

  • Apr 30, 2013 at 2:00PM updated May 1, 2013 at 1:05PM

Shop owner has built a following with his tattoos and custom machines

Clinic would be jeopardized without Franciscan help | Letter to the Editor

  • Apr 30, 2013 at 6:00PM

I read with interest an article published in The Seattle Times on Sunday, April 28. The article concerned hospitals affiliating with Catholic-run systems. That article, together with comments that I have heard in our community have prompted me to write this letter.

Religion shouldn’t affect health care services

  • Apr 30, 2013 at 6:00PM updated May 1, 2013 at 2:00PM

Withholding medical procedures from patients that want it is about power, not medicine. The only religious values that matter in a doctor-patient relationship are, frankly, the patient’s.

Gun rights supporter’s statistics are misleading | Letter to the Editor

  • Apr 30, 2013 at 6:00PM

Last week, my friend Gregg Rocheford published a letter citing some often-quoted statistics about gun violence. The relatively low number of rifle murders as opposed to blunt objects, knives, etc. is really quite striking, but only if one assumes that “rifle” includes all homicides using firearms. I believe that this is the assumption that advocates of less gun regulation want you to make. When you include homicides by handguns, the picture looks entirely different.

Islanders should hesitate to attack organization saving our clinic | Letter to the Editor

  • Apr 30, 2013 at 6:00PM

At the meeting at McMurray on Wednesday night with a representative of the Franciscan Health System, I left the meeting worried that Vashon Islanders had lost sight of the big picture. Without the deep pockets of the FHS, it is only a matter of time before the clinic closes. Based on my professional experience, the FHS brings to Vashon access to exemplary medical and hospital services that cover the entire body from head to toe — not only the reproductive system. Looking around the room at McMurray, it occurred to me that the occupants of that room are much more likely to need cardiac care than reproductive counseling.

Eager young actors will storm the stage in ‘The Music Man’

  • Apr 30, 2013 at 7:00PM

Vashon Allied Arts’ Youth Musical Theatre will perform “The Music Man, Jr.” at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 4 p.m. Sunday, at Vashon Methodist Church.

Sports fields project faces tight deadline to receive state grant money

  • Apr 30, 2013 at 7:00PM

With a deadline to complete the current phase of the Vashon Fields Project and receive state grant money just weeks away, a professional construction manager told Vashon Park District officials last week that the remaining work exceeds what volunteers can reasonably be expected to complete

Islanders express skepticism over recent health care merger

  • May 1, 2013 at 7:00AM

Hundreds show at meeting to discuss affiliation between secular and Catholic health systems

Wellness event will preview women’s retreat

  • May 1, 2013 at 8:00AM

This weekend Hestia Retreat will put on its second annual Women’s Day of Wellness, an event organizers say will provide relaxing activities for women as well as give a preview of what they hope to one day offer at an actual retreat center on Vashon

Shop owner has built a following with his tattoos and custom machines

  • May 2, 2013 at 2:23PM

Shop owner has built a following with his tattoos and custom machines

At 94, one mom still works the crowd like a comedian

  • May 7, 2013 at 1:22PM

At 94, one mom still works the crowd like a comedian

Officials to cut the line on liveaboard

  • May 7, 2013 at 1:03PM

Quartermaster has a fluctuating population of those who live on boats

Young rowers repeat Opening Day win

  • May 7, 2013 at 4:35PM

Three Vashon boats chosen to compete in select even

Voting ‘yes’ to hospital district might have changed the picture | Letter to the Editor

  • May 7, 2013 at 4:14PM

I read with interest the concerns expressed by community members at the recent meeting held to discuss the impact of the proposed merger between Highline Medical Center and the Franciscan Health System on the Vashon Health Center. (“Islanders express skepticism over health care merger,” May 1) The reservations voiced by many appear to boil down to the desire to maintain community, organizational and individual autonomy and contro

Commissioners wanted for important work | Letter to the Editor

  • May 7, 2013 at 4:17PM

I am writing to encourage someone to file to run for the board of commissioners for Water District 19. I particularly encourage candidates with a balanced perspective on the need to protect our island’s precious environment and our need to develop responsibly and sustainably.

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