Opinion

Let’s minimize our waste at events

We need to invest in more zero waste solutions for Strawberry Festival and other large events.

Hospital district decision requires our attention

Health care on the island has been financially fragile for decades.

  • Aug 14, 2019

Affordable housing: Community-based solution is possible

With respect, a few quick clarifications in response to Gordon Quinlan’s letter (“New development will provide decent, peaceful housing,” Aug. 1). Vashon-Maury Islands have the… Continue reading

  • Aug 14, 2019

Downsizing: Let’s try new approach to auctions

After a lifetime of accumulating, most of my generation is intent on simplifying, downsizing, unloading, disgorging —simply getting rid of stuff. What really does interest… Continue reading

  • Aug 7, 2019

Donations to church will go to good cause

A big shout out to the folks who parked their cars and sat on chairs at the Vashon Presbyterian Church for the Strawberry festival parade.… Continue reading

  • Aug 7, 2019

Side of the road is not the place for castoffs

Debbie Butler complained about missing pieces that were taken from a disassembled bunk bed left on the side of the road. Her letter stated, “This… Continue reading

  • Aug 7, 2019

Changing Vashon: New eateries are for the affluent

I applaud the success of “Destination Vashon.” Mission accomplished. You have created a nice place to visit, but a hard place for year-round, fixed-income residents… Continue reading

  • Aug 7, 2019

Remain mindful of toxins in local dirt

We should keep in mind the simple and effective best practices to keep our households healthy.

  • Aug 7, 2019

VCA: Our house, is a very, very fine house

The community has gained something more than just a place with the construction of the arts center.

  • Aug 7, 2019

County park levy will help Vashon

The popularity of trails is exploding on Vashon and across the country. This is good thing. People who walk trails are happier, healthier and more… Continue reading

  • Aug 1, 2019

Take action against natural gas plant

Unknown to many islanders, we are living within a possible blast zone emanating from the Port of Tacoma. There, on the tide flats of the… Continue reading

  • Jul 31, 2019

On the Triangle Route, let’s address health and safety

Attention to the human needs of people in the summer lines at Lincoln Park and on Vashon is overdue.

  • Jul 31, 2019

Unofficial mayor candidate: Thanks for supporting VIPP

This letter is to thank all the individuals and businesses that supported my candidacy for unofficial mayor on the VIPP ticket. This support allowed me… Continue reading

  • Jul 31, 2019

Free materials on the road side were meant to stay together

I put a bunch of stuff out by the road for people to take and enjoy. There was a set of bunk beds, with all… Continue reading

  • Jul 31, 2019

Plane Noise: Choose Port candidates carefully

The Federal Aviation Administration and the Port of Seattle have created flight paths for SeaTac airport that make Vashon a runway “approach” for hundreds of… Continue reading

  • Jul 31, 2019

New housing development will provide decent, peaceful housing

Mr. Lukoskie’s concept of 40 affordable cottages scattered around the island is inspiring (“Affordable housing calls for creative solutions,” July 25). And I hope he… Continue reading

  • Jul 31, 2019

Islanders will determine the fate of park district

In November, they will decide if the district stays operational or not.

  • Jul 31, 2019

Vote ‘yes’ for King County parks

People are drawn to Vashon Island for many reasons, from the safe community to the great schools, from the vibrant arts and culture scene to… Continue reading

  • Jul 26, 2019

Affordable housing calls for creative solutions

We should not expect the government or nonprofits to do the caretaking that is our responsibility.

  • Jul 26, 2019

Can we confine fireworks to one day?

The holiday from July 2 to July 7 was expectedly painful and too terrifying for one of my dogs, and of course I’m angry when… Continue reading

  • Jul 24, 2019