Opinion

County talks comprehensive plan, climate change

When I read the headline “County talks comprehensive plan,” (July 11), I didn’t realize that the article would be all about bulkheads, setbacks and building… Continue reading

  • Jul 17, 2019

Citizens must defend their rights

During a political discussion, I was once told I must be from another universe. An astute observation. I do feel like a stranger in a… Continue reading

  • Jul 17, 2019

Islanders stand up for closing detention camps

When faced with events that shock the conscience, people will choose to stand up rather than standby

  • Jul 17, 2019

Hot dogs at Strawberry Festival?

Hot pavement will burn your dog’s feet.

  • Jul 10, 2019

Against the parks levy

Campaign felt hastily put-together, was asking for a large increase, and wasn’t being transparent.

  • Jul 10, 2019

Excitement for Union Workers

We hope to create a much safer and healthier work environment for Water District 19 employees.

  • Jul 10, 2019

Strong unions make for stronger island

Island employees, earning a good wage with job security, is what is needed.

  • Jul 10, 2019

Reflecting on the Fourth of July

The connections we share with one another are what make us safer and stronger.

  • Jul 10, 2019

Let’s keep going to the movies

“I’ve always felt that the Theatre is … a puzzle piece that helps make our community whole.”

  • Jul 10, 2019

The Beachcomber is reintroducing its FYI page

In the past, The Beachcomber had an “FYI” page, which we are excited to reintroduce.

  • Jul 3, 2019

Bond between Vashon Theatre and community

“Eileen [Wolcott] has been able to find a way to keep the Vashon Theatre successful and thriving.”

  • Jul 3, 2019

We must all step up to save orcas

3rd-graders at Chautauqua Elementary School want to help salmon and orcas before they go extinct.

  • Jul 3, 2019

If illegal, fireworks would be out of control

When there are incidents, they are almost always caused by illegal use or illegal products.

  • Jul 3, 2019

Thank you South End Community Club

Sale of the club’s property generated a substantial sum of money for the Fire Department.

  • Jun 26, 2019

Disappointment with Water Taxi

When faced with great success, the county has put on the brakes in encouraging low carbon commutes.

  • Jun 26, 2019

Vashon Library deserves thanks

Reading has become a major challenge due to our eye diseases.

  • Jun 26, 2019

Hypocrisy on Vashon towards those in need

Island people do care about low-income people but don’t want them on the island.

  • Jun 26, 2019

Playing with fire(works)

Protecting the island from fire risk outweighs the spectacle and fun of fireworks.

  • Jun 26, 2019

Host a Public Hospital District presentation

It is very important for all of us to ask questions, voice our opinions and learn about our options.

  • Jun 19, 2019

The power of our parks

Parks and recreation services are important factors in determining the livability of a community.

  • Jun 19, 2019