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Schools effort is a welcome response to recent tragedies | Editorial

  • Dec 17, 2014 at 2:25PM

Our community has been shaken by some tragic and untimely deaths in the past couple of years, many of them suicides. While there’s nothing to indicate that this is a trend or the deaths are somehow linked, it doesn’t make them any easier to bear. In a small town like Vashon, many of us now know multiple people who have died recently. Even those who haven’t lost anyone are impacted by being around others who are shocked and grieving.

 

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Funding schools presents a challenge in 2015

  • Dec 17, 2014 at 2:23PM

The new year is upon us. That means holiday celebrations, new beginnings and “the greatest gift of all” — the start of another legislative session in Olympia.

Weathering catastrophes teaches valuable life lessons

  • Dec 17, 2014 at 2:14PM

When I heard The Beachcomber would be publishing a special section on disaster preparedness, I felt obligated to offer my expertise.

Land trust effort reminds us places can be revived | Editorial

  • Dec 10, 2014 at 6:00AM

A land trust purchase of the former Matsuda strawberry farm makes sense all around. At least, it would preserve some meadow habitat near town and near Island Center Forest.

DoVE now offers a free legal clinic

  • Dec 9, 2014 at 6:00PM

Vashon’s anti-domestic violence organization, the DoVE Project, recently expanded its services to offer a free legal clinic for survivors of domestic violence

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