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In Our Opinion

  • Apr 26, 2008

Take note of your local radio station

By SUSAN McCABEAs I listened to KUOW’s NPR pledge drive last week, I was struck by how its on-air personalities present NPR as “community” radio… Continue reading

  • Apr 26, 2008

Friends of park were key in restoration

Fern Cove is a 'natural jewel' on north end of Vashon

  • Apr 26, 2008

Our tax rebates are a resource: Let’s use them on what matters

By JULIA LAKEYApril is the month for filing taxes and planning your use for your rebate. It’s an amazing opportunity that has set me to… Continue reading

  • Apr 26, 2008

There are many ways to love your mother

By JANIE STARREarth Day 2008 promises to offer myriad ways for Vashon Islanders to engage with the Earth, from concocting homemade fuel to cultivating homegrown… Continue reading

  • Apr 26, 2008

Learning life’s lessons on the Vashon school board

By LAURA WISHIKPeople often ask me, “How’s it going being a school board member?” I’m having fun! I love learning new things, and learning about… Continue reading

  • Apr 26, 2008

Friends of park were key in restoration

Although I am thrilled to be the first “guest” at the Belle Baldwin house at Fern Cove, I’d like to be sure everyone understands that many people were involved in its acquisition and preservation, even before I came on the scene.

  • Apr 26, 2008

Earth Day 2008 There are many ways to love your mother

Earth Day 2008 promises to offer myriad ways for Vashon Islanders to engage with the Earth, from concocting homemade fuel to cultivating homegrown veggies and from digging in the dirt to captivating the cerebral.

  • Apr 26, 2008

Welcoming another teen into our lives, and learning along the way

If my husband and I had considered the ramifications of inviting into our lives a 16-year-old exchange student from Turkey, we might not have done… Continue reading

On polar bears and vision

The Backbone Campaign has achieved some stature in the world of political theater with its delightfully sardonic Chain Gang, those oversized puppets clad in prison… Continue reading

  • Apr 26, 2008

With gas prices rising, the real issue is how to change consumption

By JOE YARKINGasoline prices are high now, and although they may fluctuate, a variety of indicators suggest they’ll only go higher. As a result, it’s… Continue reading

  • Apr 26, 2008

Teens know the difference between experimentation and addiction

By JOE SUTTON-HOLCOMBAdolescence has always been heralded as a time of experimentation. It’s a time of growth and burgeoning independence, when children apply pressure to… Continue reading

  • Apr 26, 2008

Our tax rebates are a resource: Let’s use them on what matters

April is the month for filing taxes and planning your use for your rebate. It’s an amazing opportunity that has set me to dreaming of far-flung possibilities to heal the planet and further social justice.

  • Apr 16, 2008

Thoughts from a new school board member Learning life’s lessons on the Vashon school board

People often ask me, “How’s it going being a school board member?” I’m having fun! I love learning new things, and learning about our educational system is particularly interesting, given that I have children in second and third grade. Here are some key things I have learned so far.

  • Apr 16, 2008

The Army Corps’ decision

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  • Feb 20, 2008