Opinion

Making an issue of the environment

We were surprised by just how much environmental news there is on the island right now.

  • Apr 17, 2019

Tell the truth, print the truth

I am writing in response to two serious breaches. The first was a completely made up story, falsely accusing me of leading a group of… Continue reading

  • Apr 13, 2019

Reach out to newspaper staff — we want to hear from you

The newspaper belongs to the community and should reflect the widest swath possible of island life.

  • Apr 10, 2019

Life is more vivid when we are fully observant

“Here’s hoping we can make room for all the visitors who come into our lives.”

  • Apr 10, 2019

Letter wrongly accused islander of trespassing

A response to a letter submitted by islander Merna Hecht on March 23 was in error.

  • Apr 10, 2019

Donate now to scholarship fund

Awards are for graduating high school students who demonstrate high achievement and dedication.

  • Apr 10, 2019

We all need to support health care on Vashon

I am convinced that the formation of a public hospital district is the best way forward.

  • Apr 10, 2019

Vote ‘yes’ on Prop 1

‘Having parks is part of why living on Vashon can be pleasant.’

  • Apr 10, 2019

Learn the facts about park district levy

The park district levy renewal will restore, preserve and maintain the facilities we already have.

  • Apr 10, 2019

Lazurus words are essence of America

We must resist xenophobia in our country.

  • Apr 3, 2019

Inslee should stop projects

The Tacoma LNG facility and the Kalama methanol refinery are contributors to global warming.

  • Apr 3, 2019

Teach children to respect private property

Friends say they are confronted with hostility by trespassers.

  • Apr 3, 2019

Too much, too soon – vote ‘no’ on Prop. 1

“No one on the island had their income increase 38%, and neither should the park district.”

  • Apr 3, 2019

A vote for parks is a vote for community health

A ‘yes’ vote on Proposition #1 will allow VPD to tackle infrastructure projects and maintenance.

  • Apr 3, 2019

First track meet at VHS made for memorable moments

Announcing the event was Russ Brazill, who was Vashon High School’s track coach for 33 years.

  • Apr 3, 2019

Plan for ferry, bus changes ahead

It is important that islanders look at the schedule and adjust their travel plans

  • Mar 27, 2019

Island educators share priorities

Teachers seek competitive pay, quality programming and support for vulnerable students.

  • Mar 27, 2019

Health care professionals needed for disaster readiness

After a major earthquake, hospitals will be overwhelmed, understaffed and without access to supplies

  • Mar 27, 2019

Will Henry’s story have a chilling effect on pet adoption?

Intervention in the lives of adopted pets and their owners poses a threat to the future effectiveness of adoption agencies and rescue organizations. It was… Continue reading

  • Mar 27, 2019

Music program creates joy

I felt so much joy at Music Mends Minds recently, I wanted to make sure the community is aware of such a wonderful program. It… Continue reading

  • Mar 27, 2019