Opinion

School Will Be Different in Fall, but Expect Nothing Less

I’m feeling certain of one thing — that the details, when ultimately presented, will be worth the wait.

  • Aug 1, 2020

 

Antonia: A Maury to be Proud Of

We want to suggest that Maury Island be named for early astronomer Antonia Caetana Maury.

  • Aug 1, 2020

 

Rising COVID cases point to a failing grade

Time for a pop quiz.

  • Aug 1, 2020

 

Face masks save lives and jobs across Washington

Wearing a mask saves lives and saves jobs. And all across the state, Washington employers are leading by example in the fight to stop the… Continue reading

  • Jul 28, 2020

Making Wise Choices, While We Still Can

King County County’s cases continue to surge to levels not seen since April.

  • Jul 25, 2020

Seeing the Sacred Worth of All Humankind

Jesus made it clear to those on society’s margins that they mattered to him and to God.

  • Jul 25, 2020

Being an Anti-racist Means Sticking Around for the Long-Haul

The important thing is to persist.

  • Jul 23, 2020

Should we rename Maury Island?

Whatever you think we should do, we need to build a census about what is the appropriate action.

  • Jul 16, 2020

Our stories, on Vashon, will see us through

History has its eyes on us, and thanks to Vashon, we at The Beachcomber are not throwing our shot.

  • Jul 16, 2020
Cartoon by Frank Shiers

Editorial: Reopen schools in fall, but do it safely

Don’t bully schools into reopening. Protect our students.

Cartoon by Frank Shiers

A parade on Vashon showed true patriotism

The island’s July 4 festivities made visible those working on behalf of our community.

  • Jul 12, 2020

Four reasons Vashon needs a pedestrian main street

We need to change our town this year. Here’s why.

  • Jul 12, 2020

What it means to defund the police

To many of the people I work with, it means shrinking this whole system.

  • Jul 12, 2020

What’s your story?

The most important question for me is, “What will I tell my granddaughter when she grows up?”

  • Jul 12, 2020

Introducing the Whole Vashon Catalog

We hope this will launch a groundswell of strength, creativity and the will to save our Earth.

  • Jul 4, 2020

Watching unity in action on island

Stories appearing in this issue of The Beachcomber seemed to be centered around the theme of unity.

  • Jul 4, 2020

Up to us all to dismantle white supremacy

We need everyone to take responsibility for dismantling the system of white supremacy in our country

  • Jul 4, 2020
Cartoon by Frank Shiers

Editorial: Stopping COVID is now up to each of us

With a resurgence threatening, we need to take greater responsibility to keep the virus in check.

Cartoon by Frank Shiers

It’s time to unify for the November election

My choice is clear. With my one vote, I will be considerate of others.

  • Jun 27, 2020

Pandemic prompts health care district reboot

The Vashon Health Care District is shifting gears in light of the pandemic.

  • Jun 27, 2020