Opinion

There’s Work To Be Done On Vashon

True racial equity should be a daily practice in our town and in our schools.

  • Feb 25, 2021

 

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Moving Forward, Into Community, at VCC

I speak for every staff person at VCC when I say that we are pent up with creative ideas.

  • Feb 25, 2021

 

It’s On Us All to Open Schools Safely

It is a choice made for our entire community, which could bring both great rewards and great risks.

  • Feb 18, 2021

 

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What Will It Take To Make Us Change?

There seems to be an “us and them” mentality for every issue.

  • Feb 18, 2021
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Thoughts on police reform and public trust | Guest column

By Steven D. Strachan, Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs The old saying “all politics are local” has taken on new meaning as lawmakers… Continue reading

  • Feb 12, 2021
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Virtual Dating in a Pandemic

Long-distance relationships are really all that’s possible now, even though the distances are shorter

  • Feb 11, 2021
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A Bouquet to Stellar Leadership

Here’s to the real Valentines on Vashon, in a year like none other.

  • Feb 11, 2021
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Newspapers in the New Age

The value of reporting by journalists who know their constituency and their community is obvious.

  • Feb 11, 2021
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To Find Common Ground, Practice Respect

Such character will help bring true unity to our small isle, and our nation, in these hard times.

  • Feb 6, 2021
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True Friendships Can Form Across a Chasm of Beliefs

The more we steer away from people based on boxes we’ve put them in, the more isolated we become.

  • Feb 6, 2021
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In Divided Times, Find a Good Person To Disagree With

Part of the reason we’re afraid to talk with each other today is we don’t want to risk being changed.

  • Feb 6, 2021
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This Is a Political Crisis, So Call It What It Is

The current GOP has shown that it actually believes neither in the Constitution nor in democracy.

  • Feb 6, 2021
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Our Own Year of Magical Thinking

Let’s do a little thought experiment to put all of the chaos of the last year into perspective.

  • Jan 28, 2021
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A Stay-at-Home Son Ponders the Pandemic

I never expected to be back on Vashon in the year after my graduation, let alone living at home.

  • Jan 28, 2021
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Right Now Is Not the Time To Re-Open Schools

Heartbreaking as it is to say this, how is it sensible to re-open now?

  • Jan 28, 2021
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After Capitol Unrest, Island Remains “Beloved Community”

I had a visceral reaction to the violent and riotous storming of the Capitol Building.

  • Jan 22, 2021
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A Return To Honesty, and Empathy, in Years Ahead

Now is the time to shape the future. It will certainly shape us.

  • Jan 22, 2021
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Vashon Is a Model for Hope, Building a Sustainable Economy

All this is a testimonial to our spirit being lively and unbroken.

  • Jan 22, 2021
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Recovery Starts Here

A third of us on the island is now at the front of the line to receive a vaccine. Do not delay.

  • Jan 22, 2021
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School District Preparing For “Year of the Comeback”

It’s time to maximize our student’s academic achievement gains over the last half of the school year.

  • Jan 14, 2021
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