Opinion

LETTER: There are too many barriers to care at clinic

Recently, The Beachcomber ran an article about the Neighborcare Clinic, in which the CEO said financial support would be needed from the community. What is… Continue reading

  • Sep 4, 2018

LETTER: Neighborcare billing office not vigilant enough

I read the article regarding Neighborcare and their deficit, and I just have to comment. In 2017 I had three claims denied by my insurance… Continue reading

  • Sep 4, 2018

LETTER: Government, the media propagate lies

I think I can make the case — to whom I don’t know — that most Americans are deranged (definition: to disturb the condition, action… Continue reading

  • Sep 4, 2018

LETTER: We need more love

Humanity We need more love We need more love and less hate. We need more joy and less sadness. We need more compassion and less… Continue reading

  • Sep 4, 2018

COMMENTARY: New school year brings excitement, challenges

It seems like just moments ago we were congratulating the class of 2018 for graduating and making us all so proud. And now we get… Continue reading

  • Aug 29, 2018

EDITORIAL: Next up: health care meeting Thursday

Last week in this space, we encouraged people not to give up on the ferry system, but to stay engaged and attend tonight’s meeting regarding… Continue reading

  • Aug 29, 2018

EDITORIAL: With schedule changes coming, stay enaged with Washington State Ferries

It can be hard for islanders to feel like they hold any sway with Washington State Ferries — and no doubt the recent weekend was… Continue reading

  • Aug 22, 2018

LETTER: Girl who pushed friend off bridge does not reflect Vashon

In the news Girl who pushed friend off bridge does not reflect Vashon The girl who pushed her friend off of the bridge near Vancouver,… Continue reading

  • Aug 22, 2018

LETTER: Water District 19

On behalf of the commissioners and staff of Water District 19, I want to thank Jenny Bell for her four and a half years of… Continue reading

  • Aug 22, 2018

LETTER: Thank you, senior center

I want to thank the Vashon Senior Center and Joe Meyer, van driver extraordinaire. Joe has one rule, “Don’t scare the passengers,” so he drove… Continue reading

  • Aug 22, 2018

COMMENTARY: Simple precautions will help prevent island fires

Because of the regular headlines and news of fires burning across Washington, the surrounding states and California, we have been asked to advise the island… Continue reading

  • Aug 22, 2018

COMMENTARY: As world watches, plight of southern resident orcas grows more severe

Her grief is beyond words. Just over two weeks ago, southern resident orca J35 gave birth to a baby that died within 30 minutes. Shortly… Continue reading

  • Aug 15, 2018

LETTER: Beachcomber has long history of Thursday publication

The recent editorial in The Beachcomber about changing delivery to Thursdays indicated that The Beachcomber has been delivered on Wednesdays “For as long as anyone… Continue reading

  • Aug 15, 2018

COMMENTARY: Try out water-wise tips for gardening in the Northwest

This time of year the soil is dry, and it is hard to keep up with your thirsty garden. If you do run your sprinkler… Continue reading

  • Aug 15, 2018

EDITORIAL: Let’s make the most of election season

On Thursday, Aug. 16, newspapers large and small across the country will include editorials their staffs have written denouncing Pres. Donald Trump’s attacks on the… Continue reading

  • Aug 15, 2018

The union predicted it: Teacher pay is rising statewide

So far, it’s happening on Vashon, in Edmonds, Omak, Othello and Bellevue, to name a few

  • Aug 8, 2018

COMMENTARY: Tanning etiquette is useful even in Northwest

The fork on the far left is for your salad. Always text a thoughtful thank you note to your hostess. When being introduced to your… Continue reading

  • Aug 8, 2018

EDITORIAL: Starting next month, Beachcomber will be delivered Thursday mornings

Not long ago, we wrote in this space that we were changing the delivery time for The Beachcomber from Wednesday mornings to Wednesday evenings. Now… Continue reading

  • Aug 8, 2018

LETTER: Silverware pilot program a success

During Strawberry Festival, over 1,000 people used metal forks and spoons provided by Vashon volunteers Marie Browne and Bonnie de Steiguer. That’s 1,000 plastic utensils… Continue reading

  • Aug 8, 2018

LETTER: Kim is likely Vashon’s greatest athlete

Abi Kim is an amazing soccer player, as Sarah Low showed so convincingly in her article last week (“Islander to play for U.S. at Under-20… Continue reading

  • Aug 8, 2018