Opinion

We still need each other

If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that we are all vulnerable.

  • Sep 21, 2020

 

Wildfires must be turning point for climate action

As the smoke clears, remember when you could barely breathe and everything became sepia.

  • Sep 21, 2020

 

Unemployment impacts the island community

Almost 600 islanders are still unemployed following the Governor’s COVID-shutdown orders in March.

  • Sep 21, 2020

 

Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.

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Can former Bothell mayor beat two Democrats for lieutenant governor post?

Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.

COVID is the ultimate wedding crasher

At least three recent weddings have taken place recently that seemed to violate restrictions

  • Sep 16, 2020

Think of Bees Before Using Harmful Chemicals

Some insect control products have been shown to be very harmful to bees.

  • Sep 16, 2020

Zen and the Art of Well Maintenance

Here is what you should do to safeguard a residential well and the island’s collective water supply.

  • Sep 11, 2020

On Vashon, hope comes from working together

Stories of islanders lending a hand to build a more perfect, compassionate commons give us hope.

  • Sep 11, 2020
Washington State Capitol Building in Olympia. File photo

Editorial: State lawmakers shouldn’t wait to start budget work

Making tough choices on cuts and revenue can’t wait until next year and hopes for better news.

Washington State Capitol Building in Olympia. File photo

Using every tool available to fight mental health crisis

Are we as a nation prepared to prevent an increase in suicide?

  • Sep 4, 2020
Rico Thomas, left, has been a clerk in the Fuel Center/Mini Mart at Safeway in Federal Way for the past 5 years. Kyong Barry, right, has been with Albertsons for 18 years and is a front end supervisor in Auburn. Both are active members of UFCW 21. Courtesy photos

Grocery store workers deserve respect and hazard pay | Guest column

As grocery store workers in King County, we experience the hard, cold realities of the COVID-19 pandemic every single day. And despite the fact that… Continue reading

  • Sep 3, 2020
Rico Thomas, left, has been a clerk in the Fuel Center/Mini Mart at Safeway in Federal Way for the past 5 years. Kyong Barry, right, has been with Albertsons for 18 years and is a front end supervisor in Auburn. Both are active members of UFCW 21. Courtesy photos

Strong schools mean a strong community

Everyone on Vashon needs to remain focused on the basic facts of the virus and how it transmitted.

  • Aug 29, 2020

On a creative, expressive island, hate should have no place

A rainbow crosswalk on Vashon seems to have been a target of vandalism.

  • Aug 29, 2020

Decisions at VISD were made with equity as goal

Our actions will be confident, ambitious, and we will deal with our challenges honestly.

  • Aug 29, 2020

Decisions behind learning plan require full board, islanders

There are better options out there that merit public discussion and consideration.

  • Aug 22, 2020

Schools needed more input on learning plan

We wish that there had been more intensive communication and outreach to Vashon families.

  • Aug 22, 2020

A rent fund helps those most impacted by economic free-fall

We are working diligently and persistently to keep people in their homes in the midst of this crisis

  • Aug 22, 2020

Given a Daunting Task, Schools Must be Ready to Serve Every Student

But even in these crucial, final days before the start of the academic year, uncertainty abounds.

  • Aug 15, 2020

Let’s take it outside

What we cannot do is be content delivering an ineffective education to children who already struggle

  • Aug 15, 2020

Virtual Insanity

There is no magic bullet, but we need to figure out an equitable way for our children to learn.

  • Aug 8, 2020