Opinion

Remove the Lower Snake River dams

The Southern Resident orcas in Puget Sound are critically endangered due to malnutrition. The Chinook Salmon populations, which make up around 80% of their diet,… Continue reading

  • Jun 5, 2019

Let’s clean up water fountain to serve the community

I agree that the water fountain is an eyesore. but rather than have it removed, why not ask for it to be cleaned and maintained?… Continue reading

  • Jun 5, 2019

Make informed choices early

As our population’s longevity moves upwards, elder law has become an increasingly popular field, covering estate planning, trusts, wills, care arrangements, Social Security and retirement… Continue reading

  • Jun 5, 2019

Donated van

We already have scheduled Metro transit, Metro Access vans and two Metro Community Vans that are available for a wide range of transportation services that… Continue reading

  • Jun 5, 2019

Speaker will bring vital message

It does not serve us to pretend that we live in a static bubble.

  • May 29, 2019

Be ready to save a life: Learn CPR

The American Heart Association says more than 326,000 Americans have a cardiac arrest each year.

  • May 29, 2019

The USSR was better than the United States in many respects

The fertility rate is 1.8 births per woman in the United States. This isn’t sustainable for our work force, which requires at least 2.1 births… Continue reading

  • May 29, 2019

Cigarette butts: Who will clean up ugly blight?

While walking in town, I came upon a quite disgusting sight, a non-functioning water fountain containing cigarette butts. Can something be done to remove this… Continue reading

  • May 29, 2019

Point Robinson lighthouse claimed a life and is dangerous

The woman who died at the lighthouse on July 14 last year was my wife, Barbara Lippmann. Her fall was witnessed by an unknown woman… Continue reading

  • May 29, 2019

Plan to attend meeting with WSF officials

This meeting will include a panel presentation and time for community comment.

  • May 22, 2019

Facing the rise of anti-semitism

Remember and honor those whose lives have been lost or disrupted because of hatred

  • May 22, 2019

Legislators in Olympia made progress for the state

“This body of legislators reflects more accurately the people we serve than ever before.”

  • May 22, 2019

Saving species for our sake as much as theirs

A United Nations report on biodiversity is a call to action to avoid the loss of a million species.

  • May 15, 2019

In state House, one historic era ends and another begins

Chopp is out as speaker. Lovick is in, and already dealing with next steps in two investigations.

  • May 15, 2019

Take local action now against climate change

Puget Sound Energy needs to hear from customers about how important it is to cut carbon.

  • May 15, 2019

VIVA: Thanks for the support

The support artists receive from our island community helps individuals and art thrive on Vashon.

  • May 15, 2019

Let’s leave world better than we found it

Musings on immigration, abortion rights.

  • May 15, 2019

Bad news and good news amid measles outbreak

As the number of measles cases continues to grow, we support the goal of community-wide protection.

  • May 8, 2019

Park district seeks feedback from community

We, as your park board, would like to know what caused this levy to come up short.

  • May 8, 2019

We can still enjoy holiday with quiet celebration

Ahead of July 4, buy only quiet or soundless fireworks.

  • May 8, 2019