Opinion

COMMENTARY: It’s time to speak up about WSF’s long-range plan

This version of the story corrects the number of passengers and vehicles projected to travel between Southworth and Fauntleroy by 2040 and the increased number… Continue reading

  • Sep 27, 2018

EDITORIAL: Seeing signs of hope in these trying times

It was impossible not to fall in love with Vashon all over again last weekend. From Friday night through Sunday, there were multiple events to… Continue reading

  • Sep 26, 2018

COMMENTARY: New track and field brings back old memories

When I moved to Colorado a little more than five years ago, I promised coaches Russ Brazill and Kevin Ross I would come back to… Continue reading

  • Sep 26, 2018

LETTER: Remove millings from Burton watershed

We are writing as the owners and operators of Burton Water Company, which serves drinking water to 1,000 to 1,500 people via 415 connections to… Continue reading

  • Sep 26, 2018

LETTER: Thanks to those willing to serve

At last week’s special meeting, the Water District 19 board appointed Mike Weller to fill the remainder of the term vacated by Jenny Bell upon… Continue reading

  • Sep 26, 2018

LETTER: Island shared its bounty

The mission of the Vashon Maury Community Food Bank is to provide nutritious food to island residents whose resources do not stretch far enough to… Continue reading

  • Sep 26, 2018

COMMENTARY: Confessions of a retiring sports mom

By Lauri Hennessey The first sport one of our kids played was in 2001. It was my oldest in youth soccer. Since then, between soccer… Continue reading

  • Sep 19, 2018

COMMENTARY: Mukai Farm Garden: A place that matters

The stories about the Friends of Mukai and their determination to save the Mukai Farm & Garden read like a cliffhanger in early Beachcomber articles.… Continue reading

  • Sep 19, 2018

LETTER: Support staff need living wage

The support staff at the Vashon schools are those welcoming visitors to the district, those who address student, teacher and parent needs. We keep records… Continue reading

  • Sep 19, 2018

LETTER: Story is example of bad government

Susan Riemer’s article: “County targets stockpiles of asphalt millings” is a good example of corrupt leftist government (Sept. 6) Forty years ago Vashon’s highways were… Continue reading

  • Sep 19, 2018

EDITORIAL: Change boys’ lives, change the world

According to the Centers for Disease Control, males account for 79 percent of all suicides in this country. Seventy-nine percent. That is a significant imbalance.… Continue reading

  • Sep 19, 2018

LETTER: Criminal charges should not be considered after paving project

Our community needs to speak out against the county’s consideration of bringing criminal charges against Doug Hoffmann for how he handled the removal of the… Continue reading

  • Sep 13, 2018

LETTER: Cutting ferry runs is hazardous to island residents’ health

The federal government has designated Vashon Island as a Health Care Shortage Area. We have no hospitals, urgent care facilities or medical specialists, and unlike… Continue reading

  • Sep 13, 2018

LETTER: Rowing club did great job hosting P2P

I wanted to say thank you to all of the Passport to Pain volunteers that handled the bike ride on Saturday. It was my first… Continue reading

  • Sep 13, 2018

Tragedy highlights need for action regarding impaired driving

The Beachcomber this week includes news regarding what is both a deeply personal tragedy for some islanders and an all-too-common occurrence across the country. Vashon… Continue reading

  • Sep 13, 2018

COMMENTARY: Volunteering brings many personal rewards

Earlier this year there was a Beachcomber editorial about how volunteerism can provide happiness. “The more people volunteered, the happier they were,” according to a… Continue reading

  • Sep 13, 2018

LETTER: ‘Layover’ stops would prompt activist intervention

I was unable to attend the Ferry Advisory Committee meeting Wednesday, Aug. 29. However, I do have a suggestion to make as well as a… Continue reading

  • Sep 5, 2018

LETTER: Humanity

We need more love We need more love and less hate. We need more joy and less sadness. We need more compassion and less apathy.… Continue reading

  • Sep 5, 2018

LETTER: Food bank partnership a success

Here’s a progress report on “Dine Out Against Hunger,” the summer-long partnership between the Vashon Maury Community Food Bank and three island restaurants. It’s a… Continue reading

  • Sep 5, 2018

LETTER: District should extend its quest for equity to all employees

In a recent email to the Vashon Island School District (VISD) community, new school superintendent, Dr. Slade McSheehy, outlined the challenges faced by the district… Continue reading

  • Sep 5, 2018