Opinion

Here’s To Commencement — A New Beginning

Our public school and homeschool community is filled with people who have worked hard during COVID.

  • Jun 10, 2021

 

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Rep. Fitzgibbon Champions Historic Clean Energy Legislation

2021 was a historic legislative session for Washington with progress made to confront climate change

  • Jun 10, 2021

 

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

King County Council elections could be more exciting this fall | Roegner

In most King County election races, the incumbent has all of the advantages, and the races are rarely competitive. But this year could be different.… Continue reading

 

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Reason to Worry As County Taxes Climb Higher

The prospect of having to pay more and more property tax every year terrifies me.

  • Jun 3, 2021
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Community Makes The Beachcomber Better

We would love to hear from you on any topic you feel passionate about.

  • Jun 3, 2021
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If Liberty Was a Little Girl

Today is a good day to consider not only why, but how you will care for the democracy sustaining us.

  • Jun 3, 2021
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Healing and Hope

We wonder how to make living more peaceful, how to have more fairness in our communities, our world.

  • Jun 2, 2021

It Will Be Election Day Before You Know It

We are fortunate to be able to participate in this process as both voters and candidates.

  • May 27, 2021
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Islanders, Please Start Planning for Summer Fire Safety Now

Now is the time to plan for wildfire season — Memorial Day through Labor Day, and beyond.

  • May 27, 2021
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Spring Chinook Salmon. Photo courtesy Michael Humling, US Fish & Wildlife Service

Editorial: Act now to save salmon, regardless of dams’ fate

With a plan to remove dams on the Snake River shelved, leaders must commit to broader-based actions.

Spring Chinook Salmon. Photo courtesy Michael Humling, US Fish & Wildlife Service
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Groundwater Protection Committee Launches SafeWellsVashon Program

The goals of the program are simple and straightforward: more data, smarter stewardship.

  • May 20, 2021
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Advice From Vashon’s Medical Reserve Corps

The protection provided by vaccination is very good but it is not perfect.

  • May 20, 2021
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What We All Need Right Now

We need to be patient and consider that there may be more to avoiding vaccination than meets the eye

  • May 20, 2021
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Art Is Essential To Understanding Our Town and Our Times

We must question and change systems that result in the deaths of Black Americans killed by police.

  • May 13, 2021
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Kudos to Bob Powell, and a Call for Others to Step up To Serve

A number of projects were completed during his board tenure, but work remains for Water District 19.

  • May 13, 2021
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Here’s To Our Town’s Heroes

I love Vashon Island. And I won’t forget how lucky I am. How lucky we all are.

  • May 13, 2021
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Thoughts on Ramadan

Ramadan can mean different things to different individuals and it has special vibes.

  • May 11, 2021
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Zen and the Art of Kerosene Lamp Maintenance

When the pandemic hit, I retreated to an old hobby: repairing and restoring antique oil lamps.

  • May 8, 2021
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Island Can Still Lead As County Stays at Phase 3

Even with so many islanders vaccinated, it is still a cautious new world out there.

  • May 8, 2021
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Partners in Education Spring Into Action Again

It was definitely not a “normal” year for our schools, but PIE did not skip a beat.

  • May 8, 2021
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