Opinion

Hospital district is correct tool to fix problems

An op-ed piece appearing in the Sept. 12 edition of The Beachcomber argues that the process being followed for the very necessary creation of a… Continue reading

  • Sep 25, 2019

Consider carefully issue of island health care

If health care services are no longer available on Vashon, what is the impact on your daily life?

  • Sep 25, 2019

Assumptions made in op-ed were wrong

As a candidate for commissioner of the proposed public hospital district, I read Sheri Reder’s article (“Proposed Hospital District: Fix Flaws First,” Sept. 12) with… Continue reading

  • Sep 25, 2019

Voting for levy is right thing to do

We can’t expect to be rescued by calling 911 every time we have a health issue.

  • Sep 25, 2019

Hospital district is best solution

I am writing in response to Sheri Reder’s Sept. 12 commentary opposing the formation of a hospital district. Based upon my long career as an… Continue reading

  • Sep 25, 2019

Tool library rises to challenges of sharing economy

Embracing change is the key to moving forward to build a society to pass on to future generations.

  • Sep 18, 2019

Cub Scouts Bring cheerful surprise

Last Saturday, in the quiet of my VCC apartment, I heard a knock and called, “Come in,” wondering what new scheme the staff had for… Continue reading

  • Sep 18, 2019

Beachcomber has held VCA accountable

The Beachcomber’s coverage of Vashon Center for the Arts has revealed the financial and management challenges that our arts center faces, and more importantly how… Continue reading

  • Sep 18, 2019

Hoffberg was a model of leadership

I was devastated by the news that Kevin Hoffberg was leaving the Vashon Center for the Arts. And in a way I totally understood how… Continue reading

  • Sep 18, 2019

Vote for Prop 1

We are medical professionals and residents of Vashon and Maury Islands. We are writing to encourage you to supportProposition 1, the proposal to establish a… Continue reading

  • Sep 18, 2019

Look off-island for medical care

Re: The recent op-ed by Dr. Mary Bergman.

  • Sep 18, 2019

Islanders should attend King County town hall

Reasons why Vashonites should attend town hall on Sept. 23.

  • Sep 18, 2019

Making life and death choices

Knowing that your decisions for carrying out final wishes can bring peace of mind.

  • Sep 11, 2019

Proposed refinery in Kalama should not be built

The final environmental impact statement for the world’s largest fracked gas and methanol refinery proposed to be built in Kalama is inaccurate and misleading. It… Continue reading

  • Sep 11, 2019

Kids: Pick up a free light and wear it

Lots of kids are off to school before the sun gets up and going home after activities when we drivers of cars can’t see too… Continue reading

  • Sep 11, 2019

Food bank benefits from fruit stand owner

Without exception, the East West Produce stand has donated unsold fruits and vegetables to the Vashon Community Food Bank every week of operation this summer.… Continue reading

  • Sep 11, 2019

VYFS seeks support

Vashon Youth & Family Services is the quiet foundation supporting many lives — whether it’s new parents, the homeless, youth needing quality before/after school care,… Continue reading

  • Sep 11, 2019

Proposed hospital district: Fix flaws first

Once it is established, we will have little recourse except to vote for new commission members.

  • Sep 11, 2019

Looking forward to smooth sailing on Vashon Island

New editor Kevin Opsahl is excited about being an island resident.

  • Sep 11, 2019

Hospital district is solution to island’s health care problems

Hospital district There is solution to island’s health care problems This October, islanders will receive a ballot from King County to vote on a proposed… Continue reading

  • Sep 5, 2019