Opinion

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

LETTER: Schedule options will not accomplish goals

At the Vashon Ferry Advisory Committee public meeting last week, it was stated that there are two issues driving the new schedules: Fauntleroy terminal congestion… Continue reading

  • Sep 5, 2018

COMMENTARY: We must work together to plan for the future

I attended the ferry users’ meeting last Wednesday evening and, like most people, was disappointed in the proposed schedules and their potential impact on Vashon.… Continue reading

  • Sep 5, 2018

EDITORIAL: Health care, ferries: Summer goes out with a roar

The island closed out August with a bang last week, with meetings about ferry service and health care, both of which could easily have created… Continue reading

  • Sep 5, 2018

LETTER: Support staff need livable wages

We are the classified staff of the Vashon Island School District known as the Vashon Employee Support Personnel (VESP). Who are we? We are the… Continue reading

  • Sep 4, 2018

LETTER: Additional facts should be considered

Regarding the article “Islander takes on plane noise, hoping for quieter skies” (Aug. 22), three important considerations should be added: There is no mention of… Continue reading

  • Sep 4, 2018

LETTER: Vashon is dump for noise, air pollution

Thank you for tackling a daunting technical subject with your Aug. 22 plane noise article. I want to focus this follow-up letter on a single… Continue reading

  • Sep 4, 2018

LETTER: There are too many barriers to care at clinic

Recently, The Beachcomber ran an article about the Neighborcare Clinic, in which the CEO said financial support would be needed from the community. What is… Continue reading

  • Sep 4, 2018

LETTER: Neighborcare billing office not vigilant enough

I read the article regarding Neighborcare and their deficit, and I just have to comment. In 2017 I had three claims denied by my insurance… Continue reading

  • Sep 4, 2018

LETTER: Government, the media propagate lies

I think I can make the case — to whom I don’t know — that most Americans are deranged (definition: to disturb the condition, action… Continue reading

  • Sep 4, 2018

LETTER: We need more love

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… Continue reading

  • Sep 4, 2018

COMMENTARY: New school year brings excitement, challenges

It seems like just moments ago we were congratulating the class of 2018 for graduating and making us all so proud. And now we get… Continue reading

  • Aug 29, 2018

EDITORIAL: Next up: health care meeting Thursday

Last week in this space, we encouraged people not to give up on the ferry system, but to stay engaged and attend tonight’s meeting regarding… Continue reading

  • Aug 29, 2018

EDITORIAL: With schedule changes coming, stay enaged with Washington State Ferries

It can be hard for islanders to feel like they hold any sway with Washington State Ferries — and no doubt the recent weekend was… Continue reading

  • Aug 22, 2018

LETTER: Girl who pushed friend off bridge does not reflect Vashon

In the news Girl who pushed friend off bridge does not reflect Vashon The girl who pushed her friend off of the bridge near Vancouver,… Continue reading

  • Aug 22, 2018

LETTER: Water District 19

On behalf of the commissioners and staff of Water District 19, I want to thank Jenny Bell for her four and a half years of… Continue reading

  • Aug 22, 2018

LETTER: Thank you, senior center

I want to thank the Vashon Senior Center and Joe Meyer, van driver extraordinaire. Joe has one rule, “Don’t scare the passengers,” so he drove… Continue reading

  • Aug 22, 2018