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Schools foundation changing, but it’s still important to give | Editorial

  • Apr 16, 2014 at 6:00AM

It’s hardly a surprise anymore when the Vashon Schools Foundation begins its campaign in the spring. Most of us have learned the drill: The state underfunds public schools, so it’s unfortunate but necessary that islanders make up the difference if we want quality schools on Vashon.

 

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Fatherly advice for first-time fathers

  • Apr 16, 2014 at 7:00AM

Over the last 13 years, helping my wife Maria as she essentially raises our four kids while I commute to work in town, I’ve learned plenty about being a father. I’d like to share a few of hard-won pearls of wisdom with readers who might find themselves in the first-time father situation.

Autism Speaks should stop speaking, start listening

  • Apr 9, 2014 at 1:18PM

Feeling a little blue lately? I am. April showers aside, this month is also Autism Awareness Month, which means everything is blue

Despite the debate, Bakkhos calls leaving a business choice

  • Apr 9, 2014 at 1:17PM

We’ve all heard of the time that the state proposed a bridge to Vashon and, as the story goes, islanders rallied against it, leaving officials running off with their tails between their legs. And most of us remember the proposed mining operation on Maury that islanders fought for years.

Practicing real listening can bring understanding in tough moments

  • Apr 8, 2014 at 12:47PM

What is the value of listening? This may seem a peculiar question, perhaps like questioning the value of breathing. Still, there are so many moments of our breathing that go by each day without our conscious consideration that we could say we hardly even know our personal breathing patterns.

 
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