Opinion

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Keeping Maury Island Maury

There are a number of good, and possibly excellent reasons, to name the island after Maury Wills.

  • Mar 25, 2021
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Calling It What It Is

At The Beachcomber, in 2021, we use this space to condemn racism.

  • Mar 25, 2021
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A Tale of Two Coaches

I hope our island lifts up these wonderful families in their time of need.

  • Mar 25, 2021
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Impacts of Year-Long Isolation Are Deep for Island Youth

A series of articles written for The Riptide cover mental health issues facing Vashon youth.

  • Mar 18, 2021
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When We Get Back, Part 3

I think this pandemic has wreaked a unique kind of mental havoc on each of us.

  • Mar 17, 2021
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A Year Like No Other

This year has not been easy, and our slow return to normalcy will not be either.

  • Mar 17, 2021
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Stimulus #3 to the Rescue

The American Rescue Plan directs resources to those who are most likely to spend it on necessities.

  • Mar 17, 2021
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Jeff Hoyt

When We Get Back, Part 2

Pandemic traditions to keep around

  • Mar 11, 2021
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Scott Durkee

How To Fix the Big Problem of Big Lies

I don’t venture off the island too often, but when I do I typically visit friends — people who share my values and think the… Continue reading

  • Mar 11, 2021
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As March Blooms, So Do The Memories | Beachcomber editorial

Do you remember what you were doing a year ago today? You might have gone to a restaurant — most island eateries were still open… Continue reading

  • Mar 11, 2021

Listen and Learn From Vashon’s Youth

Here’s to the day that full joy returns and the pandemic finally recedes.

  • Mar 4, 2021
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Finding Ways to Foster Better Mental Health on Vashon

Supporting yourself, your family, and friends, can go a long way.

  • Mar 4, 2021
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When We Get Back, Part 1

My hope is that we never take a packed weekend of entertainment options on Vashon for granted again.

  • Mar 4, 2021
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Midwifery, the Original Way We Become Human

Safe, accessible and high-quality homebirth is an option on Vashon once again.

  • Mar 1, 2021
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There’s Work To Be Done On Vashon

True racial equity should be a daily practice in our town and in our schools.

  • Feb 25, 2021
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Moving Forward, Into Community, at VCC

I speak for every staff person at VCC when I say that we are pent up with creative ideas.

  • Feb 25, 2021
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It’s On Us All to Open Schools Safely

It is a choice made for our entire community, which could bring both great rewards and great risks.

  • Feb 18, 2021
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What Will It Take To Make Us Change?

There seems to be an “us and them” mentality for every issue.

  • Feb 18, 2021
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Thoughts on police reform and public trust | Guest column

By Steven D. Strachan, Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs The old saying “all politics are local” has taken on new meaning as lawmakers… Continue reading

  • Feb 12, 2021
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Virtual Dating in a Pandemic

Long-distance relationships are really all that’s possible now, even though the distances are shorter

  • Feb 11, 2021
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