Letters to the Editor

Let’s not take more than we need during pandemic

Seeing empty shelves of items currently being sold out (toilet paper, for one) in this time of threats of sickness and death, I want to… Continue reading

  • Mar 18, 2020

Green burial right option for island

Many in the community are all in agreement that Vashon needs this burial option.

  • Mar 4, 2020

Buttigieg believes in local communities

His plan to invest in resilience and preparedness for climate change is one reason for my support.

  • Feb 26, 2020

Why I am not a candidate for president

I would never represent a people or a country that participates in the indiscriminate killing of foreign peoples or denying them the same rights and… Continue reading

  • Feb 26, 2020

Time for island to enforce leash laws

This is a devastating follow up to my recent letter imploring people to be responsible pet owners. At the end of a long week commuting… Continue reading

  • Feb 19, 2020

Dock should be replaced, not retrofitted

I agree with most of Craig Klinkam’s editorial about the Tramp Harbor dock. As he points out, it has historical value and is the only… Continue reading

  • Feb 19, 2020

Community council has great potential

I’m excited about the initiative to bring back the Vashon-Maury Island Community Council. I hope that the new version will be even more effective than… Continue reading

  • Feb 12, 2020

Vashon trails should have bags for horse manure

There is a large double standard I would like to address. I walk a lot of trails on this island I grew up on, and… Continue reading

  • Feb 12, 2020

Win a trip for a good cause

The Vashon Senior Center is raising funds to create “Every Body’s Playground” at Ober Park.

  • Feb 6, 2020

Voting for school levy the right thing to do

This levy is a four-year renewal of the expiring Cap/Tech levy at a modestly-increased rate.

  • Feb 6, 2020

Local mural interpretation incorrect

My intent for the mural was to communicate some of the local history of “center” on Vashon.

  • Feb 6, 2020

Please vote ‘yes’ for levy

We are pressing hard to fulfill our responsibility to provide the best experience for our kids.

  • Feb 6, 2020

Get Your ‘No Vote’ in the mail

The school district and supporters are at it again.

  • Feb 6, 2020

Thanks to mural artist for clarification

Thanks to the artist for responding about the mural at VCA. By publishing the back story, it’s easier to understand the mural’s suggestions. I’m also… Continue reading

  • Feb 5, 2020

Democracy not dependent on unions

We live in a democracy that has done quite well for over 200 years, regardless of union membership.

  • Jan 29, 2020

New lights available for kids

Stop by Spider’s Ski and Sport and ask for a free light — then use it.

  • Jan 29, 2020

Cheers to retiring founder of The Hardware Store Restaurant

Her engagement in hard work was only matched by her deeds of big-heartedness and altruism.

  • Jan 29, 2020

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