Opinion

Be ready to save a life: Learn CPR

The American Heart Association says more than 326,000 Americans have a cardiac arrest each year.

  • May 29, 2019

The USSR was better than the United States in many respects

The fertility rate is 1.8 births per woman in the United States. This isn’t sustainable for our work force, which requires at least 2.1 births… Continue reading

  • May 29, 2019

Cigarette butts: Who will clean up ugly blight?

While walking in town, I came upon a quite disgusting sight, a non-functioning water fountain containing cigarette butts. Can something be done to remove this… Continue reading

  • May 29, 2019

Point Robinson lighthouse claimed a life and is dangerous

The woman who died at the lighthouse on July 14 last year was my wife, Barbara Lippmann. Her fall was witnessed by an unknown woman… Continue reading

  • May 29, 2019

Plan to attend meeting with WSF officials

This meeting will include a panel presentation and time for community comment.

  • May 22, 2019

Facing the rise of anti-semitism

Remember and honor those whose lives have been lost or disrupted because of hatred

  • May 22, 2019

Legislators in Olympia made progress for the state

“This body of legislators reflects more accurately the people we serve than ever before.”

  • May 22, 2019

Saving species for our sake as much as theirs

A United Nations report on biodiversity is a call to action to avoid the loss of a million species.

  • May 15, 2019

In state House, one historic era ends and another begins

Chopp is out as speaker. Lovick is in, and already dealing with next steps in two investigations.

  • May 15, 2019

Take local action now against climate change

Puget Sound Energy needs to hear from customers about how important it is to cut carbon.

  • May 15, 2019

VIVA: Thanks for the support

The support artists receive from our island community helps individuals and art thrive on Vashon.

  • May 15, 2019

Let’s leave world better than we found it

Musings on immigration, abortion rights.

  • May 15, 2019

Bad news and good news amid measles outbreak

As the number of measles cases continues to grow, we support the goal of community-wide protection.

  • May 8, 2019

Park district seeks feedback from community

We, as your park board, would like to know what caused this levy to come up short.

  • May 8, 2019

We can still enjoy holiday with quiet celebration

Ahead of July 4, buy only quiet or soundless fireworks.

  • May 8, 2019

Would islander share anti-vaccine views with sufferers?

700-plus people have come down with measles in this outbreak.

  • May 8, 2019

We must focus on the good of the whole community

We need to rethink the idea of emphasizing the rights of individuals over the whole.

  • May 8, 2019

Last week’s news serves as cause for reflection

Last week, the island’s thought-provoking news kept rolling in. The Vashon Park District levy failed. Vashon Community Care announced it could no longer afford to… Continue reading

  • May 1, 2019

Schools foundation continues to offer valuable financial support

We can only be a reliable partner for the schools through the generosity of this community.

  • May 1, 2019

Scholarship night is time to reflect on local treasures

Awards have been created in the name of two living island legends.

  • May 1, 2019