Opinion

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

That’s a wrap: with 2019 nearing an end, Beachcomber is thankful

We hope you enjoyed reading The Beachcomber as much as we enjoyed putting it together.

  • Dec 26, 2019
Shop Vashon beyond the holiday season

Shop Vashon beyond the holiday season

Many of the things people love about Vashon are due to the care, time and effort of local businesses

  • Dec 26, 2019
Shop Vashon beyond the holiday season
Think about American way this holiday season

Think about American way this holiday season

This holiday season may shape up to be one of the most contentious and polarizing since 1860.

  • Dec 26, 2019
Think about American way this holiday season
Improving upon Christmas TV movie mediocrity

Improving upon Christmas TV movie mediocrity

Canned acting, corny dialogue, and tinsel-thin plots have taken their toll on this cinephile.

  • Dec 18, 2019
Improving upon Christmas TV movie mediocrity

Health care district board members work well together

That could go a long way in creating public buy-in for their decisions on health care services.

  • Dec 18, 2019

Gov’t won’t save us from wealthy people

If you ever hear “altruism” and “government” in the same sentence, know that you are being lied to.

  • Dec 11, 2019

New approach needed for health care assessment

There is a way to ensure that all voices heard and that islanders are equitably engaged.

  • Dec 11, 2019

Come to local impeachment rally

The goal is to show lawmakers that their constituents are behind them to defend the Constitution.

  • Dec 11, 2019
Songs, demonstrations can unite island

Songs, demonstrations can unite island

It’s more important than ever to uphold what is the best and highest in us.

  • Dec 11, 2019
Songs, demonstrations can unite island

Community tree allows islanders to come together

But Vashon-Maury Island celebrates this time of year in more ways than one.

  • Dec 11, 2019

Save the dock

The Tramp Harbor dock should not disappear because of our current challenges.

  • Dec 10, 2019
Think about significance of holiday red and green colors

Think about significance of holiday red and green colors

We will all have to make sacrifices while expanding our efforts to make our lives greener.

  • Dec 4, 2019
Think about significance of holiday red and green colors

Government: tax the wealthy

The only power that has any chance of protecting us from the super-rich is the government.

  • Dec 4, 2019

Hopefully, Tramp Harbor dock can open once again

Tramp Harbor dock was closed to the public on Monday on the orders of its insurance provider.

  • Dec 4, 2019