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Holiday gingerbread houses bring out the dark side

  • Nov 25, 2014 at 6:00AM

I don’t have a good feeling about these gingerbread houses.

 

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No bus cuts, but region-wide transportation is slipping | Editorial

  • Today at 6:00AM

It’s welcome news that King County was able to avoid further cuts to Metro, saving Vashon some modest cuts to its already limited bus service. But our entire region still faces a transportation problem that will only worsen as lawmakers continue to put off finding new funding for buses, roads and ferries.

In times of grief and loss, comfort can be found in community and faith

  • Today at 6:00AM

As an island community, we have had more than our share of death. We’ve witnessed in the past few years the suicides, as well as the accidental deaths, of many of our precious young people, and these deaths have exposed our frailty and our grief. Yet these deaths do not reveal our finiteness, but have revealed our infiniteness, our eternity.

Group sees that our health care hangs in the balance

  • Nov 19, 2014 at 7:00AM

Health care on Vashon has always been tricky, as it is in any small town. Basic care has been easy to find, but islanders have found themselves going to Seattle or Tacoma to see specialists, for urgent care or even for something as simple as an ultrasound

Historic deal with China paves the way for a global fight against climate change

  • Nov 19, 2014 at 7:00AM

By now many people know about the historic agreement last week between the United States and China to lower greenhouse gas emissions. This agreement is a positive step forward and will hopefully pave the way for a global fight against climate change.

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