Opinion

Hospital district needed on island

Please join me in voting “yes” for a hospital district.

  • Oct 24, 2019

Off-island health care takes a toll

The following are five reasons why.

  • Oct 24, 2019

Numerous reasons to support Hennessey

I am proud to support Bob Hennessey in his bid for this election to the school board.

  • Oct 24, 2019

Businesses should help homeless in meaningful ways

A recent episode shows that the business community is stuck in a pattern of short-term thinking.

  • Oct 24, 2019

Hospital District needed to sustain island health care

A hospital district is our best shot at achieving sustainable primary medical care on the island.

  • Oct 23, 2019

Forming hospital district will keep everyone healthy

Forming a hospital district for Vashon will keep our community healthy. There is research to support this fact. Also, it’s the right thing to do.… Continue reading

  • Oct 23, 2019

We need Neighborcare, not hospital district

Adding another taxing body will only take more money from islanders.

  • Oct 23, 2019

Islanders should take advantage of arts opportunities

Lately, Vashon-Maury Island has seen and heard its share of performers from off-islanders who are culturally and ethnically diverse. This is particularly true in October… Continue reading

  • Oct 23, 2019

Voting for proposed district a mistake

It’s not simply the proposed hospital district. It is every straw that breaks the camel’s back.

  • Oct 16, 2019

Hospital District requires fixes before island vote

Commissioners should be required to seek voter approval for specific actions and plans.

  • Oct 16, 2019

Vote for Park District levy

I am voting “yes” for Proposition 1 when I receive my ballot this week.

  • Oct 16, 2019

Neighborcare Health responds to claims

It is wrong to conflate the proposed hospital district with Neighborcare Health.

  • Oct 16, 2019

Confusion over ballot measures

Please don’t be confused by the numbers and please vote.

  • Oct 16, 2019

Vote for Parks, nature and recreation

What would Vashon be without our marvelous collection of parks?

  • Oct 16, 2019

Hospital district candidate not running

William Swartz not seeking the position of hospital district commissioner.

  • Oct 16, 2019

There are superheroes in our own community

The island community regularly shows up to make things happen.

  • Oct 16, 2019

Candidate’s answer on commissioner compensation is a ‘noble’ response

Hosp. dist. commissioner candidate Wendy Noble said salary could get more qualified people in power

  • Oct 16, 2019

Island has myriad of problems

Regarding the upcoming election.

  • Oct 9, 2019

Vote “No” on hospital district measure

It is hard for me to vote on a complete unknown and trust people who talk in small groups.

  • Oct 9, 2019

Reporter-written obits are part of newspaper’s role

The Beachcomber seeks to tell the stories of people’s lives and explain why we should all care.

  • Oct 9, 2019