Opinion

Weekend incident calls for more facts, less speculation

It was surreal to read comments from people with strong opinions but the slimmest of facts.

  • Jul 17, 2019

 

Telescopes: Building equipment free to good home

As a physics teacher, I have built many telescopes with my students. When I came to Vashon four years ago, I continued to do so… Continue reading

  • Jul 17, 2019

 

Forest Stewards’ mill benefited the island

I’m deeply disappointed by the news that a suitable place could not be found or created for a valuable island resource, the Vashon Forest Steward’s… Continue reading

  • Jul 17, 2019

 

Water District 19 operators join union

Greetings. It is my pleasure to inform this community that the waterworks operators of Water District 19 have decided to exercise their right to join… Continue reading

  • Jul 17, 2019

County talks comprehensive plan, climate change

When I read the headline “County talks comprehensive plan,” (July 11), I didn’t realize that the article would be all about bulkheads, setbacks and building… Continue reading

  • Jul 17, 2019

Citizens must defend their rights

During a political discussion, I was once told I must be from another universe. An astute observation. I do feel like a stranger in a… Continue reading

  • Jul 17, 2019

Islanders stand up for closing detention camps

When faced with events that shock the conscience, people will choose to stand up rather than standby

  • Jul 17, 2019

Hot dogs at Strawberry Festival?

Hot pavement will burn your dog’s feet.

  • Jul 10, 2019

Against the parks levy

Campaign felt hastily put-together, was asking for a large increase, and wasn’t being transparent.

  • Jul 10, 2019

Excitement for Union Workers

We hope to create a much safer and healthier work environment for Water District 19 employees.

  • Jul 10, 2019

Strong unions make for stronger island

Island employees, earning a good wage with job security, is what is needed.

  • Jul 10, 2019

Reflecting on the Fourth of July

The connections we share with one another are what make us safer and stronger.

  • Jul 10, 2019

Let’s keep going to the movies

“I’ve always felt that the Theatre is … a puzzle piece that helps make our community whole.”

  • Jul 10, 2019

The Beachcomber is reintroducing its FYI page

In the past, The Beachcomber had an “FYI” page, which we are excited to reintroduce.

  • Jul 3, 2019

Bond between Vashon Theatre and community

“Eileen [Wolcott] has been able to find a way to keep the Vashon Theatre successful and thriving.”

  • Jul 3, 2019

We must all step up to save orcas

3rd-graders at Chautauqua Elementary School want to help salmon and orcas before they go extinct.

  • Jul 3, 2019

If illegal, fireworks would be out of control

When there are incidents, they are almost always caused by illegal use or illegal products.

  • Jul 3, 2019

Thank you South End Community Club

Sale of the club’s property generated a substantial sum of money for the Fire Department.

  • Jun 26, 2019

Disappointment with Water Taxi

When faced with great success, the county has put on the brakes in encouraging low carbon commutes.

  • Jun 26, 2019

Vashon Library deserves thanks

Reading has become a major challenge due to our eye diseases.

  • Jun 26, 2019