Opinion

An endangered female orca leaps from the water in January, 2014, in Puget Sound, west of Seattle as seen from a federal research vessel that has been tracking the whales. (Elaine Thompson / Associated Press file photo)

What look at Snake dams can mean for orcas, us

The state shouldn’t shy away from a discussion of the costs and benefits of breaching four dams.

  • Mar 20, 2019

 

Parks serve us all: Vote ‘Yes’ on Prop 1

Vashon Park District is now in aposition to move forward in good financial standing.

  • Mar 20, 2019

 

Who owns a beach, who owns the water?

“No Trespassing” signs at Lisabeula are out of place.

  • Mar 20, 2019

 

New members welcome to low vision group

By sharing experiences that both worked and failed, we try to develop new coping strategies.

  • Mar 20, 2019

Support medical care

The importance of healthcare outweighs the need for housing.

  • Mar 20, 2019

Offer love to those suffering

It is easy to offer love to those suffering in the wake of yet another terrorist attack.

  • Mar 20, 2019

Let’s invite head of WSF to Vashon

Her lack of regular face time on our island suggests she is not interested in what we have to say.

  • Mar 20, 2019

Keep theater mural

Mural musing

  • Mar 13, 2019

Henry was taken without ample notice

“I would like to inform the general readership about what really happened.”

  • Mar 13, 2019

Having big families is negligent

Overpopulation will cause destabilization.

  • Mar 13, 2019

District-teacher contract negotiations warrant more transparency

Several school districts around Washington are grappling with financial concerns now that there is a new education funding plan in place, which followed the landmark… Continue reading

  • Mar 13, 2019

Island needs public hospital district to support health services

A district is the only means by which we may have a medical clinic providing primary care services.

  • Mar 13, 2019

Hospital district requires careful consideration

The full picture is not yet clear because of the many variables involved

  • Mar 6, 2019

Vashon Methodists will remain open and affirming

The United Methodist Church voted to maintain a ban on LGBTQ clergy and same-sex weddings.

  • Mar 6, 2019

A future for the Vashon Forest Stewards

The stewards leave the forest of Vashon better but are facing displacement.

  • Mar 6, 2019

County should hire homeless people

Instead of spending millions of dollars on homeless initiatives with questionable results

  • Mar 6, 2019

Letter exemplified why people remain silent

How easy it must be to dismiss a political minority’s reluctance to speak

  • Mar 6, 2019

Thanks to all who have offered help

The offers give us hope we will work this out

  • Mar 6, 2019

New ferry schedule warrants island attention

In just about a month, the new ferry schedule will go into effect, and it will be important for islanders to understand — for ourselves… Continue reading

  • Feb 27, 2019

Island ways emerge during Snowmageddon

As an island legend unfolded in real time, the storm brought out the mythic best of all of us.

  • Feb 27, 2019