Opinion

Virtual Insanity

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

  • Aug 8, 2020

 

Troubling trend underscores need for making good decisions

Compared to many places, the number of island COVID-19 cases is low, but there was a surge in July.

  • Aug 7, 2020

 

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