Opinion

EDITORIAL: Increase in convenience food businesses can help island

Vashon has always been, and continues to be, a place to escape…

  • Jun 20th, 2017

 

COMMENTARY: Regardless of legal status, immigrants are survivors, community contributors

*The Indivisible/Backbone Campaign’s Immigration & Refugee working group is a typical Vashon…

  • Jun 20th, 2017

 

LETTER: Local organization helped islander land dream job

Seeds4Success (S4S) is a contractor with The Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR).…

  • Jun 20th, 2017

 

LETTER: School district lawsuit illustrates danger of seeking personal gain over reconciliation

It appears the Vashon Island School District is indeed headed to court…

  • Jun 20th, 2017

EDITORIAL: To graduates, don’t forget your passions in ‘real world’

It’s that time again: Graduation season. Time for social media feeds to…

  • Jun 13th, 2017

COMMENTARY: In graduation season, the president offers tips at Trump University commencement

The following is a leaked excerpt of a Trump U commencement address…

  • Jun 13th, 2017

LETTER: Sign petition, urge PSE to break reliance on coal and become ‘green’

With fossil fuel executives in charge at the federal level and Trump…

  • Jun 13th, 2017

LETTER: Islanders, transfer station, should work together to keep trash off beaches

As a part time summer resident, I’ve been coming to Vashon/Maury Island…

  • Jun 13th, 2017

LETTER: Blaming former plant owner for Forest Stewards’ situation is not fair

I understand that you can speak your mind in an editorial, but…

  • Jun 13th, 2017

EDITORIAL: Forest Stewards are unfortunate casualty of good intentions

It’s easy to see that Vashon values its forests. Take the most…

  • Jun 6th, 2017

LETTER: Conspiracy theories have no place in small community newspaper

Even readers of a small town weekly newspaper can expect its editor…

  • Jun 6th, 2017

LETTER: Thank you, PIE, for therapy equipment

Dear Beloved PIE Community, You continue to gift us with therapy equipment…

  • Jun 6th, 2017

LETTER: Islanders can help those with different abilities by giving to local organization

My son, Carl Fox, began delivering The Loop to local businesses in…

  • Jun 6th, 2017

COMMENTARY: Guidelines for good government

If you are like me, you’re tired of the political turmoil that…

  • Jun 6th, 2017

LETTER: Thank you to those who made pool cover possible

Thank you to the Vashon Park District (VPD) board for voting “yes”…

  • May 31st, 2017

EDITORIAL: Wholesome examples of community live on here

There has been an unhealthy dose of chaos in recent weeks and,…

  • May 30th, 2017

COMMENTARY: The hardest part of parenting is letting go

When you have a child, they never tell you what the hardest…

  • May 30th, 2017

LETTER: Many at park district worked hard to ensure community was heard

On behalf of the Seals Swim Team, Vashon’s swimming community, the many…

  • May 30th, 2017

LETTER: Historical amnesia is deadly to democratic vigilance

On Tuesday, May 16, islanders gathered in an act of remembrance of…

  • May 30th, 2017

LETTER: Island nonprofit requests financial assistance

Seeds4Success, a 501(c)3 organization, was founded 10 years ago to ensure children…

  • Jun 1st, 2017

EDITORIAL: Necessary ferry changes will only come from state

Memorial Day is this weekend and the Triangle Route is a mess.…

  • May 24th, 2017

COMMENTARY: To whales, vessel effects are anything but benign

The deplorable spectacle of 52 feet of ravaged, rotting fin whale at…

  • May 24th, 2017

LETTER: On fake news

The information at ae911truth.org and elsewhere has proved beyond a shadow of…

  • May 24th, 2017

LETTER: Thanks for fighting oppression

I want to thank Amanda Blaine for her thoughtful article and the…

LETTER: Thanks to community group, school board for approving racial equity plan

Applaud! Vashon school board approved a plan to address racial equity. Thank…

  • May 16th, 2017

COMMENTARY: Challenges of decision-making, pet loss and grief will be explored at weekend event

“How do I know when it’s the right time to say goodbye…

  • May 16th, 2017

EDITORIAL: With pool cover approved, keeping it is work of island

Last Tuesday, the Vashon Park District board narrowly approved — the vote…

  • May 16th, 2017

LETTER: Educational outcomes can be attributed to more than race

Last week, Amanda Blaine called on Vashon schools to support the thriving…

  • May 16th, 2017

LETTER: VISD bond passage is epitome of greed and arrogance

Joni wants to thank Vashon’s voters for passing the school bond. Joni…

  • May 16th, 2017

LETTER: Island voters have not been informed about Commons Agreement

For the last two weeks, meetings of the Vashon Park District board…

  • May 16th, 2017

COMMENTARY: Addressing universal racial equity problem in schools requires engagement, honesty

There isn’t a single school district in the United States that has…

  • May 9th, 2017

LETTER: True fix to health care system won’t come with private insurance companies

Public roads. Public libraries. Public street lighting. Public schools. Publicly funded fire…

  • May 10th, 2017

LETTER: Community plan should have embraced islander’s ideas for smart development

There are some bright spots in the draft Community Service Area Plan…

  • May 9th, 2017

LETTER: Island’s wetlands limit development

I wish that more people understood the extreme limitations imposed by the…

  • May 9th, 2017

EDITORIAL: New ferry changes will require patience

The most recent attempt in an ongoing process to better deal with…

  • May 9th, 2017

LETTER: County plan relies too heavily on private interests for housing

Last week’s editorial promoting King County’s special district overlay (SDO) for affordable…

  • May 2nd, 2017

LETTER: Affordable housing issue should be solved different way

I have deep concerns about the impact on our community of the…

  • May 2nd, 2017

LETTER: So many reasons to cover Vashon Pool

The Vashon Pool proposal is a low-risk opportunity for VPD to provide…

  • May 2nd, 2017

LETTER: Work underway at VCC to replace Providence

Vashon Community Care and Providence Health & Services will end their long-term…

  • May 2nd, 2017

COMMENATRY: With passage of school bond, board’s work in various areas is just beginning

The bond proposal to improve our school capital facilities has passed with…

  • May 2nd, 2017