Opinion

PIE grant gives Vashon students vast education experiences

Vashon Partners in Education provide grants to teachers to test out new ideas and learning platforms

  • Oct 9, 2019

Vashon’s parks hold rich history, value

The Vashon Park District supports 18 island parks and programs that serve the entire community.

  • Oct 3, 2019

Inslee should repay taxpayers

Please believe me when I tell you I would write this letter whether our governor was a Democrat or a Republican. This isn’t about his… Continue reading

  • Oct 2, 2019

Hospital district on Dems’ meeting agenda

The upcoming 34th Legislative District Democrats meeting will have special significance for Vashon. This November, Vashon will vote on the creation of a public hospital… Continue reading

  • Oct 2, 2019

Islanders must vote for Prop 1

I grew up in a rural community, and I moved to Vashon to raise my family in one, too. I’ll be proud to vote “yes”… Continue reading

  • Oct 2, 2019

Elderly, families should get accessible health care

I drive to Seattle for almost all of my medical care. I’ve had the same internist for 28 years and plan to continue with him… Continue reading

  • Oct 2, 2019

Think of kids when voting for levy

With the Vashon Park District levy coming up this fall, I would like to stress how important the parks are to our island youth. Of… Continue reading

  • Oct 2, 2019

Learn about hospital district candidates at upcoming forum

It’s scheduled from 7 to 9 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 10, at the Vashon United Methodist Church.

  • Oct 2, 2019

Hospital district is needed now

Please vote to establish a hospital district on Vashon Island. We had the chance to do it in 2006 and balked at that time. Since… Continue reading

  • Sep 26, 2019

NextGen changes are a concern

I’ve seen a few postings on social media that are concerning and play into the FAA’s strategy of pitting neighbor against neighbor in defense of… Continue reading

  • Sep 26, 2019

Dock serves off-islanders

The article on the Tramp Harbor dock (“Future of historic dock rests on community,” Sept. 19 contained a great deal of valid information, but left… Continue reading

  • Sep 26, 2019

Community should have quality health care

It is unfortunate that candidates for the hospital district cannot specify what services would be provided, because the district is not yet approved and they… Continue reading

  • Sep 26, 2019

Youth participation in Vashon’s Climate Strike is encouraging

Vashon-Maury Island youth participated with adults in the Climate Strike.

  • Sep 25, 2019

Hospital district is correct tool to fix problems

An op-ed piece appearing in the Sept. 12 edition of The Beachcomber argues that the process being followed for the very necessary creation of a… Continue reading

  • Sep 25, 2019

Consider carefully issue of island health care

If health care services are no longer available on Vashon, what is the impact on your daily life?

  • Sep 25, 2019

Assumptions made in op-ed were wrong

As a candidate for commissioner of the proposed public hospital district, I read Sheri Reder’s article (“Proposed Hospital District: Fix Flaws First,” Sept. 12) with… Continue reading

  • Sep 25, 2019

Voting for levy is right thing to do

We can’t expect to be rescued by calling 911 every time we have a health issue.

  • Sep 25, 2019

Hospital district is best solution

I am writing in response to Sheri Reder’s Sept. 12 commentary opposing the formation of a hospital district. Based upon my long career as an… Continue reading

  • Sep 25, 2019

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