Opinion

Coincidences, science lead to love

“It’s always interesting how we meet our significant others.”

  • Feb 13, 2019

Winter storm brought lessons, gratitude

The island has been through a lot this last week and a half, and some lessons are clear: how much we rely on one another… Continue reading

  • Feb 13, 2019

Local mural needs to addressed

The first time I saw the cartoonish, racist mural of a black person with massive lips on the upper wall of the Vashon Theater back… Continue reading

  • Feb 13, 2019

Forest Stewards should be able to relocate on island

It will be a real shame if the Vashon Forest Stewards’ mill cannot find a new home here on Vashon. We want to build a… Continue reading

  • Feb 13, 2019

View population concerns through proper framework

A few weeks ago, I was honored to give a talk at the Land Trust Building sponsored by four organizations, Stand Up for Racial Justice,… Continue reading

  • Feb 13, 2019

Don’t conflate immigration, over-population

I agree with Jeff Schnelz that population growth is an important issue that needs to be addressed (“We are stifling ourselves with growth,” Jan. 31).… Continue reading

  • Feb 13, 2019

Sunrise Ridge board honors Dr. Gary Koch

The board will contribute $1,000 to a scholarship fund in honor of his years of service on Vashon.

  • Feb 7, 2019

Avoid toxic pesticides for health of people, local environment

Insecticides and herbicides increase the risk of harm to our island and all its inhabitants.

  • Feb 6, 2019

Communication from county on millings needs improvement

It seems possible that the tale of Vashon’s millings may soon be reaching a conclusion. Many threads from this saga may never be fully unravelled,… Continue reading

  • Feb 6, 2019

Volunteers needed for meets

The help of many people will be required to host a meet on the island.

  • Feb 6, 2019

Development: Like ducks in a pen

Subsidized affordable housing projects on Vashon will lead to overcrowding.

  • Feb 6, 2019

Measles outbreak calls for our attention

It is likely the Washington outbreak will continue to grow

  • Jan 30, 2019
Amy Carey and Joseph Bogaard (Courtesy Photos)

Fate, future of orca and salmon is up to us

We must pressure our legislators to act with boldness and urgency.

  • Jan 30, 2019
Amy Carey and Joseph Bogaard (Courtesy Photos)

We are stifling ourselves with growth

I went to the immigrant rights meeting at the Land Trust on Jan. 20. As I expected, it was all about how badly refugees are… Continue reading

  • Jan 30, 2019

Community housing decisions should be made from our hearts

Housing Decisions should be made from our hearts I think something has to be written from our hearts about the two planned urban developments here… Continue reading

Donna Klemka (Courtesy Photo)

Housing projects follow protect and provide principle

Every community planning process has attempted to balance these needs.

  • Jan 30, 2019
Donna Klemka (Courtesy Photo)

Identity theft: Hijacking the male mind

Many men are unwilling to entertain alternative images of how to be in the world.

  • Jan 23, 2019

Vaccinate kids for a healthy community

Measles’ occurrence has increased globally by 30 percent.

  • Jan 23, 2019

Islanders were generous with food bank over holidays

Vashon opened its heart — and its pocketbook — to the food bank and its customers this holiday season. Many thanks to: • Vashon Cohousing… Continue reading

  • Jan 23, 2019

Jesus understood truth, love

I enjoyed Michael Shook’s response to my letter (“Christianity: Love is most important,” Jan. 3). I smiled seeing his letter printed above a picture of… Continue reading

  • Jan 23, 2019