Letters to the Editor

Borrowing money necessary to start health care district

As an entirely new public entity, there are activities we are compelled to do, such as borrow money.

  • Jan 22, 2020

 

Be responsible with your pets

Dogs need to be on leashes. Cats need to be indoors.

  • Jan 22, 2020

 

Community members respond to Heritage Museum ad

Why are we surprised by stories about racism on Vashon?

  • Jan 22, 2020

 

Community should assemble ‘handmade prayer flags’

Empathy is the answer to many of society’s ills.

  • Jan 22, 2020

Exciting opportunities come with Ober Park raffle

The winning ticket for a stay on a houseboat in Amsterdam will be drawn on Valentine’s Day.

  • Jan 22, 2020

Library conference room should be named for island activist

Morgan Ahern was a librarian, a Romani and lesbian activist, and an important part of the community.

  • Jan 22, 2020

No comfort in health care district debt

King County money is already our money whether or not we lend it to the Vashon Health Care District.

  • Jan 15, 2020

Hunters should think about their community

Before you set out, review the rules governing hunting in Washington state, specifically on Vashon.

  • Jan 3, 2020

Vision statement needed for health care district

I would encourage commissioners to develop a vision statement for this new health care district.

  • Jan 3, 2020

Gov’t won’t save us from wealthy people

If you ever hear “altruism” and “government” in the same sentence, know that you are being lied to.

  • Dec 11, 2019

New approach needed for health care assessment

There is a way to ensure that all voices heard and that islanders are equitably engaged.

  • Dec 11, 2019

Come to local impeachment rally

The goal is to show lawmakers that their constituents are behind them to defend the Constitution.

  • Dec 11, 2019

Save the dock

The Tramp Harbor dock should not disappear because of our current challenges.

  • Dec 10, 2019

Government: tax the wealthy

The only power that has any chance of protecting us from the super-rich is the government.

  • Dec 4, 2019

Toy Drive provides gifts to kids

Large donation boxes are spread around the community between Thanksgiving and Christmas.

  • Nov 27, 2019

Some problems with U.S. gov’t

Let’s remember our pledge to freedom so we don’t slip into socialism.

  • Nov 20, 2019

Thankful for board of commissioners candidates

Together, we can make a great island even better for its citizens.

  • Nov 13, 2019

Voice of Vashon informs and entertains

As a long-time member of the Voice of Vashon (VoV) family, I was more than pleased at the turnout for VoV’s Chili Challenge fundraiser last… Continue reading

  • Nov 6, 2019

Hospital district way to maintain rural health care

The vote is about our ability to partner successfully with any organization as a community.

  • Oct 30, 2019

Beachcomber failed to contact opposition

I can only suspect that other residents in opposition of a hospital district were overlooked as well

  • Oct 30, 2019