Opinion

Vote for Parks, nature and recreation

What would Vashon be without our marvelous collection of parks?

  • Oct 16, 2019

Hospital district candidate not running

William Swartz not seeking the position of hospital district commissioner.

  • Oct 16, 2019

There are superheroes in our own community

The island community regularly shows up to make things happen.

  • Oct 16, 2019

Candidate’s answer on commissioner compensation is a ‘noble’ response

Hosp. dist. commissioner candidate Wendy Noble said salary could get more qualified people in power

  • Oct 16, 2019

Island has myriad of problems

Regarding the upcoming election.

  • Oct 9, 2019

Vote “No” on hospital district measure

It is hard for me to vote on a complete unknown and trust people who talk in small groups.

  • Oct 9, 2019

Reporter-written obits are part of newspaper’s role

The Beachcomber seeks to tell the stories of people’s lives and explain why we should all care.

  • Oct 9, 2019

PIE grant gives Vashon students vast education experiences

Vashon Partners in Education provide grants to teachers to test out new ideas and learning platforms

  • Oct 9, 2019

Vashon’s parks hold rich history, value

The Vashon Park District supports 18 island parks and programs that serve the entire community.

  • Oct 3, 2019

Inslee should repay taxpayers

Please believe me when I tell you I would write this letter whether our governor was a Democrat or a Republican. This isn’t about his… Continue reading

  • Oct 2, 2019

Hospital district on Dems’ meeting agenda

The upcoming 34th Legislative District Democrats meeting will have special significance for Vashon. This November, Vashon will vote on the creation of a public hospital… Continue reading

  • Oct 2, 2019

Islanders must vote for Prop 1

I grew up in a rural community, and I moved to Vashon to raise my family in one, too. I’ll be proud to vote “yes”… Continue reading

  • Oct 2, 2019

Elderly, families should get accessible health care

I drive to Seattle for almost all of my medical care. I’ve had the same internist for 28 years and plan to continue with him… Continue reading

  • Oct 2, 2019

Think of kids when voting for levy

With the Vashon Park District levy coming up this fall, I would like to stress how important the parks are to our island youth. Of… Continue reading

  • Oct 2, 2019

Learn about hospital district candidates at upcoming forum

It’s scheduled from 7 to 9 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 10, at the Vashon United Methodist Church.

  • Oct 2, 2019

Hospital district is needed now

Please vote to establish a hospital district on Vashon Island. We had the chance to do it in 2006 and balked at that time. Since… Continue reading

  • Sep 26, 2019

NextGen changes are a concern

I’ve seen a few postings on social media that are concerning and play into the FAA’s strategy of pitting neighbor against neighbor in defense of… Continue reading

  • Sep 26, 2019

Dock serves off-islanders

The article on the Tramp Harbor dock (“Future of historic dock rests on community,” Sept. 19 contained a great deal of valid information, but left… Continue reading

  • Sep 26, 2019

Community should have quality health care

It is unfortunate that candidates for the hospital district cannot specify what services would be provided, because the district is not yet approved and they… Continue reading

  • Sep 26, 2019

Youth participation in Vashon’s Climate Strike is encouraging

Vashon-Maury Island youth participated with adults in the Climate Strike.

  • Sep 25, 2019