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Cookstove parts should be made in the U.S. | Letter to the Editor
Feb 12 2013, 3:46 PM
While I am in full support of the cause and this fantastic project, I am disappointed that the manufacture of the stove parts will be done in China, instead of being done here in the United States (“Cookstove effort secures $4 million in financing,” Feb. 6). It seems to me that between the capable and creative minds at Burn Manufacturing Co. and funding from Overseas Private Investment Corp., they should be able to use U.S. funding to create U.S. jobs to manufacture the needed parts when jobs are needed so badly in the United States. Otherwise Burn Manufacturing Co. becomes just another U.S. company going to China for cheap labor.
Every year, vocabu-sadists terrorize innocent island citizens | Humor
Feb 12 2013, 3:49 PM
By rights, this story should be appearing in this estimable newspaper’s “Sheriff’s Report.” Why it is not is a mystery to me. But then, a lot of things are a mystery to me.
Grief on Vashon: Finding one’s way can be difficult | Opinoin
Feb 12 2013, 3:53 PM
We have experienced deep loss and tragedy in the past year on Vashon, with those we loved so much. Some we lost too soon, so young and without warning and in ways we can scarcely comprehend; others we knew were dying, and we surrounded them with compassion and care, and yet their loss left a place in our hearts and in our memory. We seek to fill these places with meaning, as we find our own path and journey on and into life.
The Constitution, not a militia, is our bulwark against tyranny | Letter to the Editor
Feb 12 2013, 4:00 PM
I agree with the calls for context when discussing the Second Amendment (“Amendment needs to be seen in its historical context,” Feb. 6). But I have a somewhat different take on the nature of that context.
Rise up for women on Valentine’s Day | Opinion
Feb 12 2013, 4:06 PM
With the upcoming Valentine’s Day One Billion Rising event, islanders are joining the global movement to protest violence against women. The United Nations Development Fund for Women estimates that at least one in every three women globally has been beaten, coerced into sex or otherwise abused in her lifetime.
In celebration of libraries | Editorial
Feb 12 2013, 4:08 PM
Were someone to suggest today that we establish a network of institutions across the country that could lend books for free, provide literacy-based programs, offer computers that anyone could log on to and act as a taxpayer-supported hub for community life, many would likely term it a radical notion.
Summer school makes sense | Editorial
Feb 12 2013, 4:09 PM
Vashon School District officials are right to try to figure out how to resurrect a summer school on the island.
Second female physician to leave health center
Feb 12 2013, 4:29 PM
Dr. Laurel Kuehl, a medical doctor at the Vashon Health Center, will leave the practice later this month to become an administrator at another health care organization.
Due to conflict over meeting times, cemetery board selects new member
Feb 12 2013, 4:43 PM
Jake Jacobovitch, a well-known islander elected in November 2011 to serve on the three-member commission that oversees Vashon’s public cemetery, never took office and was replaced last year by another resident, Jay Hanson.
Islanders check out Vashon’s new library
Feb 12 2013, 4:52 PM
The shelves are up, books in order, fresh carpet laid and a row of new computers plugged in. Last weekend the doors opened to what felt like a brand-new library at Vashon Plaza as islanders got their first look at the temporary space that will serve Vashon for the coming year, until the newly remodeled Vashon Library opens in late 2013 or early 2014.