Opinion

North-end parking is serious problem

We are all understandably focused on ferry availability and performance, and the UW suggestions reported in last week’s Beachcomber are certainly no surprise (“UW Fauntleroy… Continue reading

  • Jan 9, 2019

Author was right, wait times will tell

Theo Eicher nails it that the Washington State Ferries fight has to be taken to Olympia (“Ferry service: Wait times will tell,” Dec. 27). Two… Continue reading

  • Jan 9, 2019

Islanders’ support is meaningful

We would like offer our thanks to The Beachcomber for the article in early December about us and our GoFundMe campaign and to all the… Continue reading

  • Jan 9, 2019

Newspaper needs to inspire

Happy New Year? There wasn’t much to be happy about in the first Beachcomber issue of 2019. How about greeting us with some uplifting stories… Continue reading

  • Jan 9, 2019

Resolve to change the world, a bit

With the new year upon us and so many questions about the state of our world, here are my easy change-the-world-a-bit–at-a-time resolutions. 1) Gently speak… Continue reading

  • Jan 9, 2019

Energy bill could change the world

It makes all Americans players in the climate market — the more we conserve, the more we are rewarded.

  • Jan 9, 2019

A day’s chores provide a chance to learn the awesome lessons of life

Step one — be awesome.

  • Jan 9, 2019

King County department is step in the right direction

Eagle-eyed Beachcomber readers may remember that last year we wrote about a new department forming at King County intended to improve services to unincorporated areas,… Continue reading

  • Jan 9, 2019

Trying times with ferries call for islander involvement

On Vashon, these last months have felt like Ferry Season, with Washington State Ferries changing the schedule — and all that process entailed — some… Continue reading

  • Jan 4, 2019

A local take on controversial classic: Baby, it’s damp outside

The winter weather duet was never written for lovers living in our relatively temperate climate.

  • Jan 2, 2019

This year, more ‘leaning against black’

Something strange happened to me a few weeks ago — a winter gift — that I’ve been pondering ever since. It was early in the… Continue reading

  • Jan 2, 2019

Thanks to all at care center

I will begin with the happy ending: Home from Vashon Community Care on Dec. 23, just in time for Christmas. Prior: a bad fall, a… Continue reading

  • Jan 2, 2019

Christianity: Love is most important

Mark Goldman makes observations in his letter that are valuable (“Jesus made a difference,” Dec. 27), but errs, I believe, in some key areas. First,… Continue reading

  • Jan 2, 2019

Climate change

Maggie Aspland’s letter to the editor on Dec. 5 had encouraging news on the climate front: a bipartisan bill to price carbon was introduced in… Continue reading

  • Dec 26, 2018

Jesus made a difference

Even if the story of Jesus contains myth, he was a great teacher in my understanding. He shared his wisdom with love and compassion, hoping… Continue reading

  • Dec 26, 2018

Local support helped the paper thrive in 2018

In this vibrant community, putting out a newspaper each week is an extremely interesting job, full of countless challenges and rewards. We are keenly aware… Continue reading

  • Dec 26, 2018

When Christmas Came to Vashon

Living on an island has its challenges, but it also has its rewards, revealing special moments that speak to the kinship of isolation and the… Continue reading

Ferry service: Wait times will tell

Public attendance at the Dec. 12 Triangle Route schedule meeting must have surprised WSF; the venue and the PA system were inadequate. Introductory remarks by… Continue reading

  • Dec 26, 2018

Donations will support student trip to Costa Rica

I am a Spanish teacher at Vashon Island High School. I am looking to raise funds to help my students afford a language immersive travel… Continue reading

Park district board voted for uncontrolled spending

Executive Director Elaine Ott-Rocheford was correct when she stated in the Dec. 6 Beachcomber the park district’s hands were totally tied (“Vashon Park District adjusts… Continue reading

  • Dec 19, 2018