Opinion

Times call for proactive approach on Vashon

We hope that forward-looking islanders will band together to look for solutions to pressing issues.

  • Apr 24, 2019

Vashon Audubon supports park district levy

The board of Vashon Audubon endorses the Vashon Park District levy. The district’s many properties provide important habitat for birds and other critters. We value… Continue reading

  • Apr 17, 2019

Disagreements should not result in personal attacks

It is a sad commentary on our community when individuals who disagree with an opposing view resort to attacking the opposer personally instead of sticking… Continue reading

  • Apr 17, 2019

Recent Point Robinson story was missing humanity

The April 11 story “Tours at lighthouse depend on changes” felt like it was missing a little humanity and a compelling dependent clause: “Following fatal… Continue reading

  • Apr 17, 2019

Comments on visual art sales denigrate community, artists

Kevin Hoffberg’s comments in the recent article about Vashon Center for the Arts, “Changing course, pondering the future,” (April 11) appeared to separate visual arts/gallery… Continue reading

  • Apr 17, 2019

Choose your toilet paper with care

Have you ever thought about what you use to wipe your butt? Probably toilet paper most of the time, maybe a leaf once or twice… Continue reading

  • Apr 17, 2019

Open letter to Jay Inslee

Dear Gov. Inslee: I hope you don’t take this too personally because you come across like you could be a nice guy. I even voted… Continue reading

  • Apr 17, 2019

Climate change: Take action now

The responsibility for achieving a significant enough reduction in carbon pollution lies with us.

  • Apr 17, 2019

Making an issue of the environment

We were surprised by just how much environmental news there is on the island right now.

  • Apr 17, 2019

Tell the truth, print the truth

I am writing in response to two serious breaches. The first was a completely made up story, falsely accusing me of leading a group of… Continue reading

  • Apr 13, 2019

Reach out to newspaper staff — we want to hear from you

The newspaper belongs to the community and should reflect the widest swath possible of island life.

  • Apr 10, 2019

Life is more vivid when we are fully observant

“Here’s hoping we can make room for all the visitors who come into our lives.”

  • Apr 10, 2019

Letter wrongly accused islander of trespassing

A response to a letter submitted by islander Merna Hecht on March 23 was in error.

  • Apr 10, 2019

Donate now to scholarship fund

Awards are for graduating high school students who demonstrate high achievement and dedication.

  • Apr 10, 2019

We all need to support health care on Vashon

I am convinced that the formation of a public hospital district is the best way forward.

  • Apr 10, 2019

Vote ‘yes’ on Prop 1

‘Having parks is part of why living on Vashon can be pleasant.’

  • Apr 10, 2019

Learn the facts about park district levy

The park district levy renewal will restore, preserve and maintain the facilities we already have.

  • Apr 10, 2019

Lazurus words are essence of America

We must resist xenophobia in our country.

  • Apr 3, 2019

Inslee should stop projects

The Tacoma LNG facility and the Kalama methanol refinery are contributors to global warming.

  • Apr 3, 2019

Teach children to respect private property

Friends say they are confronted with hostility by trespassers.

  • Apr 3, 2019