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Let’s rethink the charges leveled at pot

  • Jan 21, 2014 at 5:00PM

want to respond to Susan Wolf’s recent column about marijuana (“Experience shows pot can harm a community, Jan. 15), but I just don’t know where to begin. How about starting with how she lumped together all illegal drugs, from marijuana to methamphetamines? Does anyone agree that these two drugs are equally dangerous? What would you rather have in your neighborhood, a garden or a meth lab?

School on the leading edge of a growing practice

  • Jan 21, 2014 at 6:00PM

The Vashon Chamber of Commerce routinely fields calls from people from all over wondering about places to stay on the island, the vast majority of which come from people planning to attend classes at the Northwest School of Animal Massage.

Seattle singers join Vashon brewery to celebrate Robert Burns

  • Jan 22, 2014 at 6:00AM

Saturday marks the birth of the 18th-century bard Robert Burns, Scotland’s national poet, lyricist and favorite son. Countless highly ritualized Burns Suppers will be held across the western world to celebrate the man who penned the New Year’s song “Auld Lang Syne” and Scotland’s unofficial national anthem “Scots Wha Hae” with grace, some toasts and an ample serving of haggis.

Islander sets out to create a home for children in Nepal

  • Jan 22, 2014 at 6:00AM

Some of Nepal’s homeless children will soon have a safe place to live if islander Josh Bingham’s plans to build a new home for them comes to fruition.

How much money is needed to finish fields?

  • Jan 22, 2014 at 6:00AM

I am concerned about the vague plans for “finishing” the Vashon Park District’s VES Fields project.

Robotics team heads to state contest this month

  • Jan 22, 2014 at 6:00AM

One of Vashon’s robotics team is headed to state competition after coming in first at a match earlier this month.

New rating shows an improved fire department

  • Jan 22, 2014 at 6:00AM

An improved state rating for Vashon’s firefighting capabilities could mean insurance savings for islanders and provides what officials call a tool to further improve Vashon Island Fire & Rescue’s (VIFR) response abilities.

Marijuana can cause harm

  • Jan 22, 2014 at 6:00AM

Seems many on Vashon are eager to cash in on the legalization of marijuana, and everyone else seems to be rolling over and accepting the inevitable. No one mentions how harmful marijuana is to our youth.

Football star has local roots

  • Jan 22, 2014 at 6:00AM

As football season draws to a close and Seahawks fans are near spent from the anticipation of the game their earth-moving cheers have been driving the team toward all season, one island family has its sights set on the NFL’s other post-season game — and for good reason.

Baby is result of holy union

  • Jan 22, 2014 at 6:00AM

Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness are written in that order for a reason. Without life there is no liberty, without liberty, no pursuit of happiness. In abortion, the woman’s pursuit of “happiness” is trumping another person’s right to life. A unique, innocent human being is destroyed in an abortion.

Growing DoVE Project begins group for male survivors of domestic violence

  • Jan 22, 2014 at 6:00AM

The DoVE Project will begin a new group for male survivors of domestic violence, filling what the nonprofit says is a significant need on the island.

Council to host meeting on fighting crime

  • Jan 22, 2014 at 6:00AM

The Vashon Maury Island Community Council (VMICC) will host a meeting next Monday meant to discuss how islanders can reduce crime and increase safety on Vashon.

Vashon schools levy is up for renewal

  • Jan 22, 2014 at 6:00AM

Ballots for King County’s Feb. 11 election were mailed to voters this week and include just one item for Vashon: a request to renew a four-year levy that helps fund the island’s three public schools.

Vote yes, schools levy is as vital as ever on Vashon | Editorial

  • Jan 22, 2014 at 6:00AM

There’s little question whether the local schools levy on the ballot that Vashon voters will receive in the mail this week will pass. The Maintenance and Operations Levy that provides more than 20 percent of the school district’s budget each year has been supported on the island for more than two decades, and we doubt that will change this year.

The next generation of UMO performs

  • Jan 22, 2014 at 9:00AM

There comes a point in the life of every performer when they pass the baton onto the next generation. For the acclaimed UMO Ensemble, that moment will happen on Saturday evening at the Open Space for Arts & Community when students — not the professionals — of the UMO School of Physical Arts will jump through hoops, tumble on mats, swing from aerial silks and generally clown around in the first annual Circus Spectacular.

Funds used for Right to Life March could be put to better use

  • Jan 22, 2014 at 12:00PM

The miracle of birth is not actually a miracle. It is science, and it is something that most 12-year-old girls can accomplish with very little effort.

Michael Spakowsky remembered as a prolific artist, local legend

  • Jan 28, 2014 at 3:42PM

Michael Spakowsky, a revered local watercolorist and musician, died on Sunday, Jan. 26. He was 64.

Policy change prompted by new development

  • Jan 29, 2014 at 3:00AM

The board of Water District 19 unanimously approved a policy change last week that will allow new developments providing temporary lodging to split water shares among multiple structures.

We might have something to learn about respect

  • Jan 29, 2014 at 6:00AM

I am not a Catholic and have not practiced approved Catholic family planning.

Audit takes issue with VPD debt

  • Jan 29, 2014 at 6:00AM

The financial condition of the Vashon Park District puts it at risk of not being able to meet its financial obligations or maintain its current services, said state officials, who recently audited the district.

Chronicles of a farm-to-table meal

  • Jan 29, 2014 at 6:00AM

Islander Kurt Timmermeister’s name is in the news a lot these days. Google him and links to national media pop up — the New York Times, Boston Globe, Washington Post, Seattle Times, PNW Magazine and Bloomberg Radio. His new book, “Growing a Feast,” published by W.W. Norton, hit bookstores Jan. 1, and considerable buzz is building about this local tale of “one meal two years in the making.”

Volunteers set to lend a hand to seniors

  • Jan 29, 2014 at 6:00AM

When islander Nancy Slater had difficulty hauling wood needed to heat her home earlier this winter, she called upon a new program that provides free help to Vashon seniors.

Vashon’s teachers deserve our support

  • Jan 29, 2014 at 6:00AM

I have been an active member of the school community on Vashon for nearly 20 years, with a child who graduates Vashon High School this year and one at the Harbor School.

We need to open our minds, accept responsibility and work together

  • Jan 29, 2014 at 6:00AM

The United States as we once knew it, or thought we did, is finished

Education is most vital to our future

  • Jan 29, 2014 at 6:00AM

I have called Vashon Island my home for 20 years and have contributed time and money to dozens of island organizations — everything from those who protect pets to land, from the oldest to our youngest citizens and for every kind of sports, arts and service group our citizens have created to enrich island life. Each provide an important dimension of color and strength to the fabric of our community.

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