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Supermajority requirement for bonds shouldn’t change

  • Feb 23, 2016 at 2:00PM

The school bond measure did not fail because it fell short of the 60 percent majority required by law.

Rich islanders were not bond’s downfall

  • Feb 23, 2016 at 2:00PM

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).

Wealthy not to blame for bond failure

  • Feb 23, 2016 at 2:00PM

I was surprised by John Sage’s letter in last week’s Beachcomber (“Prop. 1 vote represents community disconnect,” Feb. 17).

Island child hit by pickup truck, hospitalized with serious injuries

  • Feb 18, 2016 at 4:00PM updated Feb 19, 2016 at 1:29PM

A 7-year-old boy remains at Harborview Medical Center after being hit by a pickup truck Wednesday evening in the Thriftway parking lot.

Presidential politics: party caucuses coming up for Vashon voters

  • Feb 16, 2016 at 6:00PM updated Feb 18, 2016 at 11:39AM

In Washington, Republican precinct caucuses are slated for Saturday, Feb. 20.

Japanese-Americans on Vashon: Island project traces significant history

  • Feb 17, 2016 at 5:00AM updated Feb 18, 2016 at 9:39AM

Some 70 years after it happened, Mary Matsuda Gruenewald recalls the day her brother left Wyoming’s Heart Mountain War Relocation Center, a concentration camp for Japanese Americans, as one of the saddest times in her family’s life.

VHS boys' basketball team plays elimination game Friday

  • Feb 17, 2016 at 11:48AM

Coming off a 16-4 season, the Vashon Island High School boys' basketball team fell to Seattle Christian on Tuesday during a district tournament game, according to the Tacoma News Tribune.

School district bond falls short in election

  • Feb 16, 2016 at 11:50AM

Bond was only measure of 13 in county that did not pass

Islander reads new book about life as freelance sea captain

  • Feb 17, 2016 at 4:00AM

The Canadian literary nonfiction writer Charlotte Gray once wrote that it doesn’t take long to see how much drama there is in real life — more than a novelist would dare invent.

An American dream: How to write a community opera

  • Feb 17, 2016 at 4:00AM

Native islander, author and speaker Mary Matsuda Gruenewald chronicled her childhood memories of life in a Japanese-American internment camp during World War II in her book, “Looking Like the Enemy.”

What's Happening - Arts & Entertainment this week

  • Feb 16, 2016 at 8:00PM

A listing of arts-related events on the island this week

What's Happening - Music

  • Feb 16, 2016 at 8:00PM

A listing of music-related events on the island for this week and next

From post office to estate, Wingehaven Park has varied history

  • Feb 17, 2016 at 4:00AM

Nestled in a deep ravine on the northeast shore of Vashon Island is the quiet, difficult-to-access, seldom-visited Wingehaven Park.

VHS wrestlers take second at regionals, send 12 to state

  • Feb 17, 2016 at 4:00AM

A large and vocal Vashon fan base saw their team take second place at the highly competitive regional wrestling competition last Saturday at Klahowya Secondary School in Silverdale.

Season comes to a close for Vashon girls’ basketball team

  • Feb 16, 2016 at 8:00PM

Loss to Charles Wright in district playoffs ends season

Nonprofit group heads back to court over Mukai house and garden

  • Feb 16, 2016 at 6:00PM

In the ongoing legal dispute over control of the historic Mukai house and garden, the nonprofit group Friends of Mukai will go to court again next week.

Vaccine exemption rate declines sharply

  • Feb 17, 2016 at 4:00AM

School district sees immunizations up in students overall


  • Feb 16, 2016 at 4:00PM

The Chautauqua Elementary School kindergarten open house will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 1. The kindergarten is shifting to a tuition-free, full-day program next academic year and everyone interested is urged to attend.

Extensive environmental study expected for proposed Tacoma methanol plant

  • Feb 16, 2016 at 4:00PM

A draft outlining the scope of the environmental review to be conducted for a proposed methanol production plant on the Tacoma waterfront reveals a wide-ranging set of variables for the city to consider.

IRS phone scam makes rounds on Vashon

  • Feb 16, 2016 at 4:00PM

Many islanders have been reaching out to The Beachcomber and island accountants about an IRS phone scam that has been circulating as tax time looms.

Supermajority requirement for bonds needs to change | EDITORIAL

  • Feb 17, 2016 at 4:00AM

One of The Beachcomber’s reporters was at a Vashon High School basketball game on First Friday and saw the school’s vice principal walking through the gym carrying a bleacher board that had broken during the game.

Vashon farm offers experience to remember

  • Feb 16, 2016 at 4:00PM

It’s a Monday afternoon and I’m in the Seattle airport. I’ve just flown in from Los Angeles, and I’m 70 percent confident that a man named Bob is going to pick me up and take me to Vashon Island.

Prop. 1 vote represents community disconnect

  • Feb 16, 2016 at 2:00PM

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.

Board needs to increase levy to make needed repairs

  • Feb 16, 2016 at 2:00PM

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.

Election is over, but important issue is not resolved

  • Feb 16, 2016 at 2:00PM

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.

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