Opinion

LETTER: Consequences of abortion bans are disastrous

Terry Peretti’s response feels a bit condescending when he asks me, “Tell us, when does human life begin?” (The Beachcomber, Feb. 28) I could share… Continue reading

  • Mar 20, 2018

COMMENTARY: After LaDuke event, now is time for action

One of our people in the Native community said the difference between white people and Indians is that Indian people know they are oppressed but… Continue reading

  • Mar 20, 2018

EDITORIAL: Now is the time to talk about gun safety

Last week’s headlines and photographs will likely stick with many of us for a long time to come: young people streaming out of schools across… Continue reading

  • Mar 20, 2018

LETTER: Funds are available for gun safety march in Washington, DC

As an adult, parent and grandparent, I am embarrassed to tell my children that it is up to them to protect themselves while attending school.… Continue reading

  • Mar 14, 2018

COMMENTARY: What does DOVE stand for?

When I write for the Beachcomber, typically my aim is to provoke a few chuckles, but today, I’d like to raise the visibility of an… Continue reading

  • Mar 13, 2018

EDITORIAL: In era of instant news, old journalism tools are valuable

We at The Beachcomber — well, those of us that are old enough, anyway — find ourselves longing more and more for the days of… Continue reading

  • Mar 13, 2018

LETTER: Israel belongs to Israelis

I too was at the packed Matisyahu concert and saw his two protesters outside in the cold (“Artist supports Israeli military, contributing to conflict,” March… Continue reading

  • Mar 13, 2018

LETTER: After life begins, there is little support for mothers, babies

In response to Terry Peretti’s letter (“When does human life begin?” Feb. 28), most of us pro-choice folks believe that human life begins when the… Continue reading

  • Mar 13, 2018

LETTER: Pharmacy issues had gone on too long, needed to be solved

Like so many residents who owe a great deal of thanks to the wonderful folks at Vashon Pharmacy, I was disappointed to hear the news… Continue reading

  • Mar 13, 2018

LETTER: Many islanders’ wishes for small theater did not count

It seems schadenfreude is not out of place regarding the new theater and gallery space. Many islanders expressed the wish for a small, intimate theater… Continue reading

  • Mar 13, 2018

LETTER: Current law serves to sustain integrity and enhance trust

I am grateful for Governor Inslee’s courage and integrity in vetoing in its entirety SB 6617, our lawmakers’ ill-conceived effort to exempt themselves from Washington’s… Continue reading

  • Mar 6, 2018

LETTER: Artist supports Israeli military, contributing to conflict

An artist supports Israeli military, contributing to conflictOn Feb. 20, I stood vigil outside the Vashon Center for the Arts while Matisyahu performed. I did… Continue reading

  • Mar 6, 2018

LETTER: Too much money goes to supporting schools

The schooling industry is a self-serving institution. Its unions (mostly the teachers’ union) have far-reaching control over elected officials, enough to make the NRA look… Continue reading

  • Mar 6, 2018

COMMENTARY: Balancing politics of ‘no’ with politics of ‘yes’

Many of us first heard of Winona LaDuke when she ran as Ralph Nader’s vice-presidential candidate in 1996 and 2000. A graduate of Harvard and… Continue reading

  • Mar 6, 2018

EDITORIAL: Public records votes brought important issues to light

The unprecedented media response to the state Legislature’s effort to exempt itself from portions of Washington’s sunshine law has — not a bit ironically —… Continue reading

  • Mar 6, 2018

LETTER: When does human life begin?

I was intrigued by the letter written by Bekah Townsend (“Anti-choice tactics are troubling,” Feb. 21). Bekah, help us anti-abortionists understand. Tell us, when does… Continue reading

  • Feb 28, 2018

LETTER: Islanders should feel free to use the food bank

The Vashon Maury Community Food Bank is a community resource much like our library, fire station and medical clinic. It is supported by us, for… Continue reading

  • Feb 28, 2018

LETTER: Island art center is broken

In review of the recent VCA Town Hall meeting, thanks to Kevin Joyce for moderating a sticky confrontation. His composure gave many there the courage… Continue reading

  • Feb 28, 2018

LETTER: Concert, people of Vashon, made for an excellent evening on the island

I moved to the Seattle area, from Washington D.C., in August of 1987. Since then, I have for some reason not ever been to Vashon… Continue reading

  • Feb 28, 2018

EDITORIAL: New van program is a boon for the island, but some residents are left behind

More than two years ago, King County Metro set out to improve public transportation options on the island and convened a group of about a… Continue reading

  • Feb 28, 2018