Opinion

LETTER: WSF response to suggestion falls short

I would like to report my interchange with Washington State Ferries regarding a schedule issue. The communication highlights how unresponsive WSF is to even the… Continue reading

  • Feb 20, 2018

 

LETTER: Anti-choice tactics troubling

Charles Lovekin is inspired to action by Dr. Martin Luther King’s words, “We must show up and stand up for change,” (Feb. 7), so Mr.… Continue reading

  • Feb 20, 2018

 

LETTER: Many have suffered in this country in ways contrrary to the laws of the land

On Dec. 8, 1941, my paternal grandfather was arrested by two FBI agents at the family home in the Wallingford district of Seattle. Grandpa was… Continue reading

  • Feb 20, 2018

 

LETTER: Let’s root out our culture of violence

We are mourning another horrific school shooting. It’s time to demand that our elected representatives refuse donations from the National Rifle Association. How can one… Continue reading

  • Feb 20, 2018

EDITORIAL: Moving forward amidst region’s growth

Last week, it was standing-room only at The Hardware Store Restaurant’s art gallery, where three panelists — and many islanders — joined in a discussion… Continue reading

  • Feb 20, 2018

COMMENTARY: Politics in the U.S.

Imagine a corporation with its employees divided into two teams. Instead of working together to further the profits of the company, each team merely blocks… Continue reading

  • Feb 20, 2018

COMMENTARY: Palliative Care: Antidote to fear of dying

While sitting around a picnic table last summer, the Vashon Conversation for the Living about Dying team considered potential topics for an island-wide forum in… Continue reading

  • Feb 20, 2018

LETTER: Be considerate of others when sick

I recently went with friends to the Vashon Theater to see the movie “Ladybird” on its final day. We sat in front of a group… Continue reading

  • Feb 14, 2018

COMMENTARY: Vashon needs to turnout for next week’s PSE hearing

“You need to move to Vashon!” I was sitting in the Roasterie on my first visit to Vashon, drinking coffee with a former professor I… Continue reading

  • Feb 14, 2018

COMMENTARY: Regarding race … “waking up” can save lives

While not everyone living on Vashon Island enjoys the conversation about race in America, the health of our community — and our country — depends… Continue reading

  • Feb 14, 2018

LETTER: Vision for ‘makerspace’ was inspired by islanders’ desire to learn, share

Thanks to Bob Powell for raising important issues in last week’s letter (“Bainbridge BARN could provide inspiration for VCA, Feb. 7). The Vashon Makerspace organization… Continue reading

  • Feb 14, 2018

EDITORIAL: Take part in the “big things” islanders have organized

In the commentary on the right, the author Rob Briggs quotes a former professor saying, “Vashon is full of interesting people doing big things.” This… Continue reading

LETTER: Tax may be a burden, but is necessary

I write this letter with a heavy, conflicted, yet committed heart. Twenty years ago we moved from Southworth because South Kitsap School District lost levy… Continue reading

  • Feb 6, 2018

LETTER: Help is needed for math program

I’m a retired engineer, coasting along with all the positive benefits of a civilized existence — a warm hearth, coffee breaks, time to read and… Continue reading

  • Feb 6, 2018

LETTER: Movement is step forward, more steps are needed

The “Me Too” movement is a positive first step for all of us. The truth is that most of us, along with many other people… Continue reading

  • Feb 6, 2018

LETTER: Are grassroots arts welcome at island arts center?

Something is happening. The vibrant grassroots arts community on this Island, it seems, is no longer needed. It appears the board of the new Vashon… Continue reading

  • Feb 6, 2018

LETTER: Pick up origami hearts to give them away next week

Valentine’s Day is coming soon, and although many people don’t believe in the commercialism, the sense of that day — pausing to consider those you… Continue reading

  • Feb 6, 2018

LETTER: Local taxes are too high to vote ‘yes’ on levy now

As a Vashon progressive, I prefer to make decisions based on reliable data. For the local school levy I must vote by Feb. 13. Unfortunately,… Continue reading

  • Feb 6, 2018

LETTER: Bainbridge’s BARN could provide inspiration for VCA

George Wright’s letter reminiscing about Vashon Allied Arts brings attention to an opportunity (“Have we lost what we loved,” Jan. 31) With all respect for… Continue reading

  • Feb 6, 2018

LETTER: Vashon’s push for better schools is based on arrogance

For all the money spent on schools: What have we learned? The problems we face these days are bigger than ever. There’s no shortage of… Continue reading

  • Feb 6, 2018