Opinion

Borrowing money necessary to start health care district

As an entirely new public entity, there are activities we are compelled to do, such as borrow money.

  • Jan 22, 2020

Be responsible with your pets

Dogs need to be on leashes. Cats need to be indoors.

  • Jan 22, 2020

Community members respond to Heritage Museum ad

Why are we surprised by stories about racism on Vashon?

  • Jan 22, 2020

Community should assemble ‘handmade prayer flags’

Empathy is the answer to many of society’s ills.

  • Jan 22, 2020

Exciting opportunities come with Ober Park raffle

The winning ticket for a stay on a houseboat in Amsterdam will be drawn on Valentine’s Day.

  • Jan 22, 2020

Vashon’s athletic community deserves applause

Many have helped make Vashon’s sporting community great or went on to greatness themselves.

  • Jan 22, 2020

Library conference room should be named for island activist

Morgan Ahern was a librarian, a Romani and lesbian activist, and an important part of the community.

  • Jan 22, 2020
Approval of cap/tech levy critical to school district operations

Approval of cap/tech levy critical to school district operations

It will ensure adequate funding to maintain existing programs and services for the next four years.

  • Jan 22, 2020
Approval of cap/tech levy critical to school district operations
Fight injustice of all kinds

Fight injustice of all kinds

I feel an intense urgency to act and feel time running out both personally, nationally and globally.

  • Jan 15, 2020
Fight injustice of all kinds

No comfort in health care district debt

King County money is already our money whether or not we lend it to the Vashon Health Care District.

  • Jan 15, 2020
It’s OK to experience cognitive dissonance

It’s OK to experience cognitive dissonance

Kevin Joyce writes about an unusual experience at the supermarket.

  • Jan 15, 2020
It’s OK to experience cognitive dissonance

Let’s take better care of our parks and fields

We can all do things to maintain our public parks and recreational spaces.

  • Jan 14, 2020
Remembering Terri: A playful terrier who filled our hearts

Remembering Terri: A playful terrier who filled our hearts

A former Beachcomber editor writes about her beloved dog, Terri, who passed away after 16 years.

  • Jan 9, 2020
Remembering Terri: A playful terrier who filled our hearts
Vashon-Maury Island needs its Community Council

Vashon-Maury Island needs its Community Council

The council’s prudent work on behalf of islanders was valuable, and there is more that can be done.

  • Jan 8, 2020
Vashon-Maury Island needs its Community Council

Radar’s rescue brought out the best in islanders

On New Year’s Eve, the Boston terrier went missing, but days later was reunited with family

  • Jan 8, 2020

Hunters should think about their community

Before you set out, review the rules governing hunting in Washington state, specifically on Vashon.

  • Jan 3, 2020

Vision statement needed for health care district

I would encourage commissioners to develop a vision statement for this new health care district.

  • Jan 3, 2020
Islanders: Recycle your plastic foam, please

Islanders: Recycle your plastic foam, please

We are working to create a system on Vashon for managing non-biodegradable pollutants.

  • Jan 3, 2020
Islanders: Recycle your plastic foam, please

Community writers needed for Beachcomber

We look forward to what islanders may bring to our newspaper in 2020.

  • Jan 3, 2020
Washington State Capitol Building in Olympia. File photo

Despite ruling on Public Records Act, we need to keep a close eye on Olympia

Washington Supreme Court upholds that state legislators are subject to the Public Records Act.

  • Jan 2, 2020
Washington State Capitol Building in Olympia. File photo