Opinion

COMMENTARY: VCA rep: Kay White’s trust warrants further explanation

By SCOTT BENNER In attempting to cover the story of Kay White’s 2008 trust, Liz Shepherd’s article did not cover the longevity risk associated with… Continue reading

  • Jul 18, 2018

 

LETTER: Increased accountability is needed regarding finances

I would like to add my voice to those asking for accountability by those in charge of Vashon Center for the Arts. At the time,… Continue reading

  • Jul 18, 2018

 

LETTER: Initiative aims to keep food and beverages more affordable

The recent letter claiming that Washington State Initiative 1634 – Yes to Affordable Groceries — is misleading at face value and conveniently overlooks what the… Continue reading

  • Jul 18, 2018

 

LETTER: Vote for change this November

The horrors of school shootings and the lack of a reasonable response from the government have mobilized teenagers all over the country. This is terrific,… Continue reading

  • Jul 18, 2018

LETTER: We must not allow ourselves to be sidetracked

I woke on the Fourth of July, thinking about the politics and militarization of patriotism, especially under Trump. It’s good to ask: Is Independence Day… Continue reading

  • Jul 18, 2018

EDITORIAL: Islanders must take steps to determine how we will support healthcare

The front page of The Beachcomber last week featured fireworks and butterflies, but the big news was found on page 6. In an op-ed for… Continue reading

  • Jul 18, 2018

COMMENTARY: Kindness in Mexico a stark contrast to U.S. policies

I woke Sunday morning, Feb. 11, in the campground of San Lucas Cove on the Baja Peninsula, wanting to drive to a town where I… Continue reading

  • Jul 18, 2018

Editorial: Fourth of July: Could we consider quieter options for island celebrations?

The Fourth of July is fading from memory as we head into Vashon’s largest celebration, the Strawberry Festival. But before the holiday becomes too far… Continue reading

LETTER: Call DNR for free vessel turn-in program

If you have a boat that needs more repairs than you have money, call the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) at 360-902-1574. They have a… Continue reading

  • Jul 10, 2018

LETTER: VIFR does not need park district’s money

The fire district does not need to take money from the Vashon Park District (“Fire chief faces park district over interlocal agreement,” June 27). The… Continue reading

  • Jul 10, 2018

LETTER: Cultural tourism could benefit Vashon

Years ago on Vashon, the term “cultural tourism” was a four-letter word for some. That was when we had K2 to provide middle-income jobs and… Continue reading

  • Jul 10, 2018

LETTER: Celebration disregards needs of others

Well, here we are again, “celebrating” the nation’s independence by blowing things up. I cannot, for the life of me, understand why it is acceptable… Continue reading

  • Jul 10, 2018

LETTER: Friday was a great evening of music

We had a great evening of music and dancing at the Poultry in Motion concert in the Kay White hall. For decades we have ended… Continue reading

  • Jul 10, 2018

LETTER: Opinions make Vashon interesting

Please let me compliment Elizabeth Shepherd for the excellent piece of investigative reporting regarding the finances and construction of the Vashon Center for the Arts.… Continue reading

  • Jul 10, 2018

LETTER: Journalism is important, nationally and locally

I am a long-time arts supporter on this island and a former board member of Vashon Center for the Arts (I have been on the… Continue reading

  • Jul 10, 2018

LETTER: Many meaningful things do not square with checkbook

Nobody is earning a living in nature’s world, when economic systems do not mesh with whole-oriented integrative systems. A butterfly does not make money or… Continue reading

  • Jul 10, 2018

LETTER: Vashon needs fearless journalism

One can admire VCA’s two-year-old performance hall and the leaders and donors who made it possible and also admire a news article that explains how… Continue reading

  • Jul 10, 2018

COMMENTARY: VCA rep: Board acted responsibly in building new center

No doubt, Liz Shepherd worked hard on her VCA article — a complex subject (“Arts center answers a $6 million question,” June 20). I agree… Continue reading

  • Jul 10, 2018

COMMENTARY: Islanders need to decide how they will support health services

As a regular reader of The Beachcomber, I wanted to provide an update to the Vashon-Maury Island community on our current situation at Neighborcare Health’s… Continue reading

  • Jul 10, 2018

LETTER: We must vote for what we believe in for free, just society

My first attempt at politics was running for president in 1988. While unqualified for the job, I was able to write some things that were… Continue reading

  • Jul 2, 2018