Writer’s block a sign of changes at the paper

  • Jul 28, 2015 at 12:04PM

About once a month, I hear a voice from the back room of The Beachcomber that yells, “Austin! Write something!” That drill-sergeant-esque tiding tells me there is a big white spot in the paper and I need to put ink on it.


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Public should be involved before controversial change | Editorial

  • Jul 22, 2015 at 6:00AM

Paramedics play a vital role on Vashon, responding to medical emergencies that are truly life and death situations. While there are only two paramedics on duty on Vashon at any time, these responders can surely be credited with saving many lives on the island.

Strengthening island health care will require cooperation

  • Jul 15, 2015 at 5:16PM

Two points in your recent article on the work of the Vashon-Maury Health Collective deserve clarification (“Attempts to support island health care unsuccessful so far,” July 8).

Gardeners should turn more crap into crops

  • Jul 15, 2015 at 5:11PM

As we say in the recycling business, “One person’s trash is another’s gold.” Vashon farmers and gardeners can mine a lot of gold from the nuggets left behind by our neighbors’ horses, goats, llamas and other ruminants.

Many play a role in saving our best natural places | Editorial

  • Jul 15, 2015 at 5:10PM

In the booming metropolis that is the Puget Sound region, Vashon stands out. On an island reachable only by ferry, many of the our forests and beaches have not been developed like they have on the mainland. These ecologically rich places provide important natural habitat that helps sustain the region’s ecosystem. It’s encouraging that our lawmakers, at both the state and county levels believe these Vashon places are worth investing in.

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