Opinion

EDITORIAL: Addressing misinformation about housing in CSA Plan

After more than a year of efforts to create a 20-year plan…

  • Apr 25th, 2017

 

COMMENTARY: Covering Vashon Pool is not a ‘no brainer’

A recent Beachcomber editorial lamented the slow decision-making of the Vashon Park…

  • Apr 25th, 2017

 

LETTER: Off-island students are no reason to vote ‘no’ on bond

Mr. Schnelz’s letter last week was short-sighted to say the least (“Bond…

  • Apr 25th, 2017

 

LETTER: End of Providence contract requires changes

The good and accurate article by Susan Riemer has caused many feelings…

  • Apr 25th, 2017

LETTER: County is not listening to concerns about density

I don’t understand. The overwhelming preponderance of comments submitted about the community…

  • Apr 25th, 2017

LETTER: County wants private developers to build on Vashon

OK, it’s abundantly clear now. King County planners want a lot of…

  • Apr 25th, 2017

EDITORIAL: Covering Vashon Pool is no-brainer, VPD needs to act

At last Tuesday’s Vashon Park District board meeting, nearly 50 members of…

  • Apr 18th, 2017

COMMENTARY: Food bank farm cost more than it was worth

You probably know someone who uses the Vashon Maury Community Food Bank.…

  • Apr 18th, 2017

COMMENTARY: Our planet’s future requires action, not just complaints

As the “shock and awe” strategy of the current presidential administration rumbles…

  • Apr 18th, 2017

LETTER: Consider health concerns linked to artificial turf before voting

* Editor’s Note: Due to the media attention and unknowns about health…

  • Apr 18th, 2017

LETTER: Orchestra’s kids’ concert should be free to all

The Vashon Maury Chamber Orchestra performed an amazing concert twice on April…

  • Apr 18th, 2017

LETTER: Bond is unnecessary, vote ‘no’ to keep off-island families away

Just like I said, the school district is coming back for the…

  • Apr 18th, 2017

LETTER: Board has worked with public on bond proposal, my mind has been changed

Twenty some years ago, I developed a serious case of the ass…

  • Apr 11th, 2017

LETTER: Current proposal reflects community input

We support the Vashon school board’s decision to present the scaled-back bond…

  • Apr 11th, 2017

LETTER: Lots of support, minimal expense for cover

I support the proposal for year-round use of the Vashon Pool. As…

  • Apr 11th, 2017

COMMENTARY: Facing the good, the bad and the ugly of a future with robots

It is not often that I enjoy the fact that I am…

  • Apr 11th, 2017

LETTER: High school track needs to be replaced

The track at the high school was installed in 1970. At that…

  • Apr 11th, 2017

EDITORIAL: School district has listened, no reason to reject bond

The theme that the school district board has listened to the public…

  • Apr 11th, 2017

LETTER: School facilities need maintenance due to age, not neglect

We attended Vashon schools K-12, and our children attended Vashon schools K-12.…

  • Apr 11th, 2017

COMMENTARY: School’s re-thought bond proposal is free from extravagance, sensible for island voters

As I watch the fourth generation of my family now entering Vashon…

  • Apr 4th, 2017

LETTER: Year-round access is best use of pool

My family and I hope the proposal to cover the Vashon pool…

  • Apr 4th, 2017

LETTER: Overlay would not cause building boom

I feel that I have to correct the impression given by Mr.…

  • Apr 4th, 2017

LETTER: Maintenance costs decrease if bond passes

I support the school bond. Aside from providing a much-needed track and…

  • Apr 4th, 2017

LETTER: Vote ‘yes’ to fix worn out facilities

In the $9.9 million school bond proposal, a little more than half…

  • Apr 4th, 2017

EDITORIAL: Town hall is chance to speak up, don’t throw it away

As you’ll read in this week’s paper, U.S. Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Seattle)…

  • Apr 4th, 2017

LETTER: Xanax, Lexapro and a law that needs revision

The barrage of letters being published by The Beachcomber, including this one,…

  • Mar 28th, 2017

EDITORIAL: Taking a stand through farmers market, gardens

While Vashon has always been a hotspot for activist activity, it seems…

  • Mar 28th, 2017

COMMENTARY: Minerals are essential for good health

The philosophy of Naturopathic Medicine acknowledges that your body has an amazing…

  • Mar 28th, 2017

LETTER: VHS cross-country team suffers with state of current track

VHS cross-country team suffers with state of current track I still vividly…

  • Mar 28th, 2017

LETTER: VHS athletic facilities should be of same quality as schools

As a community member and parent of three Vashon schools’ graduates, I…

  • Mar 28th, 2017

COMMENTARY: Perspective helps the rainy day blues

We have had a lot of rain this year. I mean a…

  • Mar 21st, 2017

LETTER: Principal acts with best interests of students in mind

This letter is written in support of Mr. Danny Rock, VHS principal.…

LETTER: Vote “yes” for track, other improvements

School bond History repeats itself: Vote ‘yes’ for track, other improvements My…

  • Mar 21st, 2017

LETTER: Different groups seeking housing have varying needs

The Vashon Rural Town Affordable Housing Special District Overlay requires that residential…

  • Mar 21st, 2017

EDITORIAL: The Beachcomber’s hopes for long-awaited spring

This winter hasn’t just felt cold, dark and long; it actually was.…

  • Mar 21st, 2017

LETTER: Bigotry shows itself through incident on highway

While running on the highway south of town during a marathon training…

  • Mar 21st, 2017

LETTER: Thousands could benefit from covered public pool

The Vashon Seals swim club’s offer to buy an inflatable dome to…

  • Mar 14th, 2017

LETTER: School-based clinic could offer students confidential care

The school district is having talks with Neighborcare about opening a school-based…

  • Mar 14th, 2017

LETTER: Beware of covered pool proposal

Karl Stenson’s support of a covered pool is unequivocal but given his…

  • Mar 14th, 2017

EDITORIAL: Proposed EPA cuts would be a nightmare for Puget Sound

Just over two months ago, we wrote an editorial voicing support for…

  • Mar 14th, 2017