Opinion

Too much, too soon – vote ‘no’ on Prop. 1

“No one on the island had their income increase 38%, and neither should the park district.”

  • Apr 3, 2019

A vote for parks is a vote for community health

A ‘yes’ vote on Proposition #1 will allow VPD to tackle infrastructure projects and maintenance.

  • Apr 3, 2019

First track meet at VHS made for memorable moments

Announcing the event was Russ Brazill, who was Vashon High School’s track coach for 33 years.

  • Apr 3, 2019

Plan for ferry, bus changes ahead

It is important that islanders look at the schedule and adjust their travel plans

  • Mar 27, 2019

Island educators share priorities

Teachers seek competitive pay, quality programming and support for vulnerable students.

  • Mar 27, 2019

Health care professionals needed for disaster readiness

After a major earthquake, hospitals will be overwhelmed, understaffed and without access to supplies

  • Mar 27, 2019

Will Henry’s story have a chilling effect on pet adoption?

Intervention in the lives of adopted pets and their owners poses a threat to the future effectiveness of adoption agencies and rescue organizations. It was… Continue reading

  • Mar 27, 2019

Music program creates joy

I felt so much joy at Music Mends Minds recently, I wanted to make sure the community is aware of such a wonderful program. It… Continue reading

  • Mar 27, 2019
An endangered female orca leaps from the water in January, 2014, in Puget Sound, west of Seattle as seen from a federal research vessel that has been tracking the whales. (Elaine Thompson / Associated Press file photo)

What look at Snake dams can mean for orcas, us

The state shouldn’t shy away from a discussion of the costs and benefits of breaching four dams.

  • Mar 20, 2019
An endangered female orca leaps from the water in January, 2014, in Puget Sound, west of Seattle as seen from a federal research vessel that has been tracking the whales. (Elaine Thompson / Associated Press file photo)

Parks serve us all: Vote ‘Yes’ on Prop 1

Vashon Park District is now in aposition to move forward in good financial standing.

  • Mar 20, 2019

Who owns a beach, who owns the water?

“No Trespassing” signs at Lisabeula are out of place.

  • Mar 20, 2019

New members welcome to low vision group

By sharing experiences that both worked and failed, we try to develop new coping strategies.

  • Mar 20, 2019

Support medical care

The importance of healthcare outweighs the need for housing.

  • Mar 20, 2019

Offer love to those suffering

It is easy to offer love to those suffering in the wake of yet another terrorist attack.

  • Mar 20, 2019

Let’s invite head of WSF to Vashon

Her lack of regular face time on our island suggests she is not interested in what we have to say.

  • Mar 20, 2019

Keep theater mural

Mural musing

  • Mar 13, 2019

Henry was taken without ample notice

“I would like to inform the general readership about what really happened.”

  • Mar 13, 2019

Having big families is negligent

Overpopulation will cause destabilization.

  • Mar 13, 2019

District-teacher contract negotiations warrant more transparency

Several school districts around Washington are grappling with financial concerns now that there is a new education funding plan in place, which followed the landmark… Continue reading

  • Mar 13, 2019

Island needs public hospital district to support health services

A district is the only means by which we may have a medical clinic providing primary care services.

  • Mar 13, 2019