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Media coverage of new law falls disappointingly short | EDITORIAL

  • Apr 20, 2016 at 12:00AM updated at 11:22AM

When it comes to the media, it's often what you don't see that is the most telling.

 

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Something needs to be done about the ferries, and soon

  • Aug 24, 2016 at 1:30AM

A dock that is too small, boats that are too old, a schedule that asks too much. Washington State Ferries (WSF) officials say there are plenty of reasons for the wait times and ensuing mess that is the Fauntleroy ferry dock, but potential solutions always seem to be too far out of reach, or too complicated.

COMMENTARY: Village Green is not to be built on, needs to be preserved for all island activities

  • Aug 24, 2016 at 1:30AM

I've lived on Vashon for 44 years. I've seen a lot of changes — some of them not so pleasant. The traffic has become awful — the influx of people on the weekends is mind-blowing. Thank goodness the ferry dock is nearly finished.

New pot law ignores medical, recreational differences

  • Aug 17, 2016 at 1:30AM

Despite its "Weed Island" reputation, Vashon has nowhere to legally purchase marijuana. The island's only place to buy pot — a medical dispensary that opened in 2014 —closed on Saturday when the owner received a cease and desist letter from the King County Prosecutor. The shop had been operating illegally for more than a month due to new legislation that requires him to be licensed the same as a recreational pot shop.

COMMENTARY: Simple steps to improve your digestion

  • Aug 17, 2016 at 1:30AM

Do not underestimate the power of healthy digestion on your overall health. Hippocrates said, "All disease begins in the gut." You may or may not believe that, but it is true that if you are not digesting your food, then your body is not getting the nutrients it needs to function. Digestion is a complex process that is essential to good health. When something goes wrong, you fail to absorb the nutrients you need. Everything from minerals, vitamins, fats, protein and carbohydrates are vital to keep your body working properly.

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