Opinion

Include vaping risks in back-to-school conversations

Serious health risks have come to light. The biggest users are white male high school students.

  • Sep 4, 2019

Documentary, scientist address perils of fracking

“Unfractured” chronicles the struggle to ban fracking in New York.

  • Aug 28, 2019

Coverage of VCA director’s resignation was misleading

As a long-time supporter of Vashon Center for the Arts, I found your coverage of Kevin Hoffberg’s resignation to be offensive and misleading. With Hoffberg’s… Continue reading

  • Aug 28, 2019

Paper should have focused on Hoffberg’s achievements at VCA

The Beachcomber appears to be wallowing in prurient interest in an incident that served as only a part of the motivation for the resignation of… Continue reading

  • Aug 28, 2019

Act now for orcas, urge removal of dams

If we wait even one more year to breach the lower Snake River dams, it may be too late for our orcas

  • Aug 28, 2019

Public support for park levy is vital

The present levy expires in December and is required to fund the park district from 2020 – 2023.

  • Aug 28, 2019

Ferry altercation must be low point for Triangle Route

For now, we can let this busy season wind down and continue pushing for change — not one another.

  • Aug 28, 2019

We should appreciate every family’s immigration

So many are out there still struggling to find a better home like your ancestors’ and mine.

  • Aug 21, 2019

Donations will be matched for Island Center Homes

Vashon HouseHold has a unique opportunity for islanders to support a new affordable housing project.

  • Aug 21, 2019

Not all slices are created equal

I will only purchase pizza from the two places that are run by locals who I know and love.

  • Aug 21, 2019

8 of 9 candidates say they will forgo pay, insurance

Some voters have expressed concern over how property taxes would be used to compensate commissioners

  • Aug 21, 2019

Vote ‘yes’ for island parks

A recent letter to the editor implied that all of the island’s parks were in the King County system.

  • Aug 21, 2019

VoV shuffles the programming deck

Our programs will play out across the week in slots that create a different personality for each day

  • Aug 21, 2019

Questions linger over VCA director resignation

The arts center holds the public trust; that trust is as vitally important now as it has ever been.

  • Aug 21, 2019

The march of violence

We are in a battle to make all people human in the eyes of each other again.

  • Aug 14, 2019

Let’s minimize our waste at events

We need to invest in more zero waste solutions for Strawberry Festival and other large events.

Hospital district decision requires our attention

Health care on the island has been financially fragile for decades.

  • Aug 14, 2019

Affordable housing: Community-based solution is possible

With respect, a few quick clarifications in response to Gordon Quinlan’s letter (“New development will provide decent, peaceful housing,” Aug. 1). Vashon-Maury Islands have the… Continue reading

  • Aug 14, 2019

Downsizing: Let’s try new approach to auctions

After a lifetime of accumulating, most of my generation is intent on simplifying, downsizing, unloading, disgorging —simply getting rid of stuff. What really does interest… Continue reading

  • Aug 7, 2019

Donations to church will go to good cause

A big shout out to the folks who parked their cars and sat on chairs at the Vashon Presbyterian Church for the Strawberry festival parade.… Continue reading

  • Aug 7, 2019