Opinion

Hospital district requires careful consideration

The full picture is not yet clear because of the many variables involved

  • Mar 6, 2019

Vashon Methodists will remain open and affirming

The United Methodist Church voted to maintain a ban on LGBTQ clergy and same-sex weddings.

  • Mar 6, 2019

A future for the Vashon Forest Stewards

The stewards leave the forest of Vashon better but are facing displacement.

  • Mar 6, 2019

County should hire homeless people

Instead of spending millions of dollars on homeless initiatives with questionable results

  • Mar 6, 2019

Letter exemplified why people remain silent

How easy it must be to dismiss a political minority’s reluctance to speak

  • Mar 6, 2019

Thanks to all who have offered help

The offers give us hope we will work this out

  • Mar 6, 2019

New ferry schedule warrants island attention

In just about a month, the new ferry schedule will go into effect, and it will be important for islanders to understand — for ourselves… Continue reading

  • Feb 27, 2019

Island ways emerge during Snowmageddon

As an island legend unfolded in real time, the storm brought out the mythic best of all of us.

  • Feb 27, 2019

Community deserves better response from King County

Dow Constantine has refused to even acknowledge letters from Burton Water Company

  • Feb 27, 2019

Thanks for recent film, speaking up

Thanks to Stephen Jeong, with the Friends of Mukai, for marking the Feb. 19th 77th anniversary of the Japanese internment by showing the film “Then… Continue reading

  • Feb 27, 2019

Recent article missed the mark

The authors wrote an article that is neither precise nor concise.

  • Feb 27, 2019

Emergency preparedness starts with island’s neighborly ways

We need that “Neighbors Helping Neighbors” movement on the island to grow even more.

  • Feb 20, 2019

Murals: Different perspective proves useful

In response to Swaneagle Fitzgerald’s letter (“Local mural needs to be addressed,” Feb. 14), I sympathize with Ms. Fitzgerald’s reaction to the admittedly groan-worthy murals… Continue reading

  • Feb 20, 2019

Vashon showed its true colors in search for dog

At this time, most of the people on Vashon most likely will have heard that my dog Henry was captured and is in a safe… Continue reading

  • Feb 20, 2019

In honor of Henry, support VIPP’s work

Last weekend, big news broke on the island: Henry, the small dog missing for nearly three months, was captured and returned to safety. The news… Continue reading

  • Feb 20, 2019

Coincidences, science lead to love

“It’s always interesting how we meet our significant others.”

  • Feb 13, 2019

Winter storm brought lessons, gratitude

The island has been through a lot this last week and a half, and some lessons are clear: how much we rely on one another… Continue reading

  • Feb 13, 2019

Local mural needs to addressed

The first time I saw the cartoonish, racist mural of a black person with massive lips on the upper wall of the Vashon Theater back… Continue reading

  • Feb 13, 2019

Forest Stewards should be able to relocate on island

It will be a real shame if the Vashon Forest Stewards’ mill cannot find a new home here on Vashon. We want to build a… Continue reading

  • Feb 13, 2019

View population concerns through proper framework

A few weeks ago, I was honored to give a talk at the Land Trust Building sponsored by four organizations, Stand Up for Racial Justice,… Continue reading

  • Feb 13, 2019