Opinion

Tool library rises to challenges of sharing economy

Embracing change is the key to moving forward to build a society to pass on to future generations.

  • Sep 18, 2019

 

Cub Scouts Bring cheerful surprise

Last Saturday, in the quiet of my VCC apartment, I heard a knock and called, “Come in,” wondering what new scheme the staff had for… Continue reading

  • Sep 18, 2019

 

Beachcomber has held VCA accountable

The Beachcomber’s coverage of Vashon Center for the Arts has revealed the financial and management challenges that our arts center faces, and more importantly how… Continue reading

  • Sep 18, 2019

 

Hoffberg was a model of leadership

I was devastated by the news that Kevin Hoffberg was leaving the Vashon Center for the Arts. And in a way I totally understood how… Continue reading

  • Sep 18, 2019

Vote for Prop 1

We are medical professionals and residents of Vashon and Maury Islands. We are writing to encourage you to supportProposition 1, the proposal to establish a… Continue reading

  • Sep 18, 2019

Look off-island for medical care

Re: The recent op-ed by Dr. Mary Bergman.

  • Sep 18, 2019

Islanders should attend King County town hall

Reasons why Vashonites should attend town hall on Sept. 23.

  • Sep 18, 2019

Making life and death choices

Knowing that your decisions for carrying out final wishes can bring peace of mind.

  • Sep 11, 2019

Proposed refinery in Kalama should not be built

The final environmental impact statement for the world’s largest fracked gas and methanol refinery proposed to be built in Kalama is inaccurate and misleading. It… Continue reading

  • Sep 11, 2019

Kids: Pick up a free light and wear it

Lots of kids are off to school before the sun gets up and going home after activities when we drivers of cars can’t see too… Continue reading

  • Sep 11, 2019

Food bank benefits from fruit stand owner

Without exception, the East West Produce stand has donated unsold fruits and vegetables to the Vashon Community Food Bank every week of operation this summer.… Continue reading

  • Sep 11, 2019

VYFS seeks support

Vashon Youth & Family Services is the quiet foundation supporting many lives — whether it’s new parents, the homeless, youth needing quality before/after school care,… Continue reading

  • Sep 11, 2019

Proposed hospital district: Fix flaws first

Once it is established, we will have little recourse except to vote for new commission members.

  • Sep 11, 2019

Looking forward to smooth sailing on Vashon Island

New editor Kevin Opsahl is excited about being an island resident.

  • Sep 11, 2019

Hospital district is solution to island’s health care problems

Hospital district There is solution to island’s health care problems This October, islanders will receive a ballot from King County to vote on a proposed… Continue reading

  • Sep 5, 2019

Make your mailboxes colorful

Every summer as I drive around the island, I see lines of drab, dirty silver or black mailboxes. It is time to add color and… Continue reading

  • Sep 5, 2019

Volunteering with nature center imparts important lessons

About a month ago the Vashon Nature Center put out a call for volunteers to quantify beach wrack at Lost Lake, where a bulkhead had… Continue reading

  • Sep 5, 2019

Tacoma plant poses large risks for Salish Sea

Thanks to Maia Syfers for her article on Puget Sound Energy’s plan to process fracked liquid natural gas in Tacoma and to The Beachcomber for… Continue reading

  • Sep 5, 2019

Beachcomber’s VCA coverage has been thoughtful

I want to commend The Beachcomber for its thoughtful coverage of Kevin Hoffberg’s abrupt resignation as the executive director of the Vashon Center for the… Continue reading

  • Sep 5, 2019

Hospital district will sustain island health care

We all have an interest in having local medical care available on the island.

  • Sep 4, 2019