Opinion

Park district launches more programming

Our focus is on community events and the Burton Area Recreation Center’s indoor skate park.

  • Jan 23, 2019

Trump’s wall: An environmental disaster

Despite Sunday’s spring-like temperatures and sunny skies, a crowd of people attended The Land Trust’s second Wild and Scenic Film Festival. Like last year, the… Continue reading

  • Jan 16, 2019

Redesigning Vashon for the next century

We must think outside the box like we have never done before.

  • Jan 16, 2019

In between the light and the dark

The source for solutions to climate change is love.

  • Jan 16, 2019

We need power that carbon provides

Giving money to politicians in Olympia is not going to solve the problem of climate change.

  • Jan 16, 2019

North-end parking is serious problem

We are all understandably focused on ferry availability and performance, and the UW suggestions reported in last week’s Beachcomber are certainly no surprise (“UW Fauntleroy… Continue reading

  • Jan 9, 2019

Author was right, wait times will tell

Theo Eicher nails it that the Washington State Ferries fight has to be taken to Olympia (“Ferry service: Wait times will tell,” Dec. 27). Two… Continue reading

  • Jan 9, 2019

Islanders’ support is meaningful

We would like offer our thanks to The Beachcomber for the article in early December about us and our GoFundMe campaign and to all the… Continue reading

  • Jan 9, 2019

Newspaper needs to inspire

Happy New Year? There wasn’t much to be happy about in the first Beachcomber issue of 2019. How about greeting us with some uplifting stories… Continue reading

  • Jan 9, 2019

Resolve to change the world, a bit

With the new year upon us and so many questions about the state of our world, here are my easy change-the-world-a-bit–at-a-time resolutions. 1) Gently speak… Continue reading

  • Jan 9, 2019

Energy bill could change the world

It makes all Americans players in the climate market — the more we conserve, the more we are rewarded.

  • Jan 9, 2019

A day’s chores provide a chance to learn the awesome lessons of life

Step one — be awesome.

  • Jan 9, 2019

King County department is step in the right direction

Eagle-eyed Beachcomber readers may remember that last year we wrote about a new department forming at King County intended to improve services to unincorporated areas,… Continue reading

  • Jan 9, 2019

Trying times with ferries call for islander involvement

On Vashon, these last months have felt like Ferry Season, with Washington State Ferries changing the schedule — and all that process entailed — some… Continue reading

  • Jan 4, 2019

A local take on controversial classic: Baby, it’s damp outside

The winter weather duet was never written for lovers living in our relatively temperate climate.

  • Jan 2, 2019

This year, more ‘leaning against black’

Something strange happened to me a few weeks ago — a winter gift — that I’ve been pondering ever since. It was early in the… Continue reading

  • Jan 2, 2019

Thanks to all at care center

I will begin with the happy ending: Home from Vashon Community Care on Dec. 23, just in time for Christmas. Prior: a bad fall, a… Continue reading

  • Jan 2, 2019

Christianity: Love is most important

Mark Goldman makes observations in his letter that are valuable (“Jesus made a difference,” Dec. 27), but errs, I believe, in some key areas. First,… Continue reading

  • Jan 2, 2019

Climate change

Maggie Aspland’s letter to the editor on Dec. 5 had encouraging news on the climate front: a bipartisan bill to price carbon was introduced in… Continue reading

  • Dec 26, 2018

Jesus made a difference

Even if the story of Jesus contains myth, he was a great teacher in my understanding. He shared his wisdom with love and compassion, hoping… Continue reading

  • Dec 26, 2018