Opinion

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

2022 Legislature is on the horizon – here’s what to expect | Roegner

The upcoming session of the Washington state Legislature will be the short session, but it will also be very political because each side will bring… Continue reading

 

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COMMENTARY: Supporting families this holiday season

The John L. Scott Toy Drive ensures something special is under the tree for island families.

  • Dec 2, 2021

 

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COMMENTARY: The Mystery of Systemic Racism

Economist and islander Tanya Roberts writes about how systemic racism impacts housing & homeownership.

  • Dec 2, 2021

 

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COMMENTARY: Orca extravaganza was a reminder of all that is at stake

On Monday, Nov. 22, the J-Pod and K-Pod visited Vashon Island.

  • Dec 2, 2021
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Appreciating the Eagles on a rainy Thanksgiving

Meet some Eagles if you want to know what neighbors helping neighbors really means.

  • Dec 1, 2021
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COMMENTARY: Love on the other side of complexity

Leaning in on love, in times of environmental, social, economic, and political upheaval.

  • Nov 24, 2021
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Editorial: Giving thanks as the holiday season arrives on Vashon

Reflecting on what makes Vashon special as the holidays approach.

  • Nov 24, 2021
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COMMENTARY: Online love goes astray, gives writer pause

Islander Marie Koltchak writes about an online search for love that gave her pause.

  • Nov 24, 2021
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Guest columnist Greg Asimakoupoulos is chaplain at Covenant Living at the Shores in Mercer Island.

It’s time to talk turkey about turkeys | Guest column

So how do you feel about turkeys? When I was 12 years old, turkey was not my favorite food. Since it was typically only served… Continue reading

Guest columnist Greg Asimakoupoulos is chaplain at Covenant Living at the Shores in Mercer Island.

Editorial: Don’t Ask, Don’t Know

Islanders have a right to know if those they receive care from are vaccinated or not.

  • Nov 23, 2021
Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.

Not much changed from what we knew on election night | Roegner

This column was due before the election was certified. However, not much changed from what we knew on election night, as the ballots had slowed… Continue reading

Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.
Ethan Russo, M.D.; CEO & Founder, CReDO Science. Photographed at his home on Vashon Island, WA. 9/13/21.

COMMENTARY: Dogs Just Want to Have Fun!

Islanders advocate for an unleashed, fenced dog park for Vashon.

  • Nov 19, 2021
Ethan Russo, M.D.; CEO & Founder, CReDO Science. Photographed at his home on Vashon Island, WA. 9/13/21.
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COMMENTARY: Celebrate The Planet This Holiday Season

Is there another way to get through the holidays without crazy consumption?

  • Nov 19, 2021
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Don C. Brunell is a business analyst, writer and columnist. He retired as president of the Association of Washington Business, the state’s oldest and largest business organization, and lives in Vancouver. He can be contacted at thebrunells@msn.com.

Honoring heroes goes beyond lowering flags to half-mast | Brunell

Lowering our flags to half-staff seems to be an all too familiar sight these days. It is a solemn act that recognizes our fallen heroes,… Continue reading

  • Nov 17, 2021
Don C. Brunell is a business analyst, writer and columnist. He retired as president of the Association of Washington Business, the state’s oldest and largest business organization, and lives in Vancouver. He can be contacted at thebrunells@msn.com.
Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.

Public safety takes centerstage in local elections | Roegner

In Seattle and most suburban cities, the overwhelming message was that the public was scared and wanted to feel safe. That was most obvious in… Continue reading

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

Standing strong together, on Vashon, is a daily practice

In response to an act of vandalism, hundreds of islanders have promised to stand up for justice.

  • Nov 11, 2021
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COMMENTARY: How rounding Vashon with the V-Pod cured my COVID funk

Islander Theo Eicher recounts his journey swimming around the shores of Vashon island.

  • Nov 10, 2021
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COMMENTARY: Now is the time for planting native plants

In supporting birds, people can help by providing native plants on their property.

  • Nov 10, 2021
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Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.

Washington’s secretary of state leaves big shoes to fill | Roegner

Secretary of State Kim Wyman recently announced she will leave her state job to go to work for President Joe Biden’s administration as senior elections… Continue reading

Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.
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The Beachcomber recognizes Veterans Day, Thursday, Nov. 11

We thank all Veterans for their service.

  • Nov 10, 2021
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