Opinion

COMMENTARY: Park district is completing projects, advancing its mission

Amid the hustle and bustle of preparing for Strawberry Festival, I hope islanders did not miss the announcement in the July 18 edition of The… Continue reading

  • Aug 1, 2018

EDITORIAL: Cougar here or not, we must protect people, livestock

Last weekend, history felt like it was repeating itself when two people reported on Facebook that they had seen a cougar on their Wax Orchard… Continue reading

  • Aug 1, 2018

LETTER: Kudos to the Chamber

This is a big shout out to the Vashon Chamber of Commerce, Jim Marsh and everyone involved in creating yet another amazing Strawberry Festival. We… Continue reading

  • Aug 1, 2018

LETTER: Will Vashon become a treeless wasteland?

Three years ago I moved from Berkeley, California to Vashon Island. In Berkeley, I lived on San Pablo Avenue near the border of Oakland. That… Continue reading

  • Aug 1, 2018

LETTER: Vashon Fresh: Thank you for this service

Vashon Fresh is a convenient way to sample Vashon edibles without having to leave your home. Free delivery with a $15 order ensures a timely,… Continue reading

  • Aug 1, 2018

LETTER: 9-11: Coming to terms with the conspiracy

I awoke recently with an insight that explains why so many people find it difficult to listen to so-called conspiracy theories about what happened to… Continue reading

  • Aug 1, 2018

LETTER: Candidate Forum: Just like all the others

I went to the island forum on July 25 at Ober Park. The Democrats say they love us. They say they want fully funded education,… Continue reading

  • Aug 1, 2018

LETTER: Agency needs to get its house in order

I disagree with the July 18 editorial that islanders should use public or private funds to support the Neighborcare clinic (“Islanders must take steps to… Continue reading

  • Jul 25, 2018

LETTER: Consider running for open board seat

Running for public office is not something most people want to do. Many of us are not comfortable putting ourselves forward, and we’re very uneasy… Continue reading

  • Jul 25, 2018

LETTER: Stop kid-proofing the island

I say “stop kid-proofing the island” because people keep taking away stuff that kids love and are perfectly capable of playing on safely by themselves.… Continue reading

  • Jul 25, 2018

LETTER: Fireworks – what would you do?

You may know that a kitten died of a heart attack in the lap of her owner when she heard fireworks explode. And you my… Continue reading

  • Jul 25, 2018

EDITORIAL: Attend tonight’s forum and vote in primary

Thanks to the civic-minded group Unifying for Democracy, islanders have an excellent chance this evening to hear from several of the 11 candidates running for… Continue reading

  • Jul 25, 2018

COMMENTARY: Historical perspective may be useful regarding VCA

By JASON EVERETT As the former executive director for Vashon Allied Arts (VAA), I read Liz Shepherd’s June 20 article about the Vashon Center for… Continue reading

  • Jul 25, 2018

COMMENTARY: VCA rep: Kay White’s trust warrants further explanation

By SCOTT BENNER In attempting to cover the story of Kay White’s 2008 trust, Liz Shepherd’s article did not cover the longevity risk associated with… Continue reading

  • Jul 18, 2018

LETTER: Increased accountability is needed regarding finances

I would like to add my voice to those asking for accountability by those in charge of Vashon Center for the Arts. At the time,… Continue reading

  • Jul 18, 2018

LETTER: Initiative aims to keep food and beverages more affordable

The recent letter claiming that Washington State Initiative 1634 – Yes to Affordable Groceries — is misleading at face value and conveniently overlooks what the… Continue reading

  • Jul 18, 2018

LETTER: Vote for change this November

The horrors of school shootings and the lack of a reasonable response from the government have mobilized teenagers all over the country. This is terrific,… Continue reading

  • Jul 18, 2018

LETTER: We must not allow ourselves to be sidetracked

I woke on the Fourth of July, thinking about the politics and militarization of patriotism, especially under Trump. It’s good to ask: Is Independence Day… Continue reading

  • Jul 18, 2018

EDITORIAL: Islanders must take steps to determine how we will support healthcare

The front page of The Beachcomber last week featured fireworks and butterflies, but the big news was found on page 6. In an op-ed for… Continue reading

  • Jul 18, 2018

COMMENTARY: Kindness in Mexico a stark contrast to U.S. policies

I woke Sunday morning, Feb. 11, in the campground of San Lucas Cove on the Baja Peninsula, wanting to drive to a town where I… Continue reading

  • Jul 18, 2018