Opinion

Dr. Jayendrina Singha Ray serves as Faculty of English at Highline College. Her research interests include postcolonial studies, spatial literary studies, British literature, and rhetoric and composition. Prior to teaching in the U.S., she worked as an editor with Routledge and taught English at colleges in India.

What the Afghan wants to say: A story of resettlement | Guest column

The wind is strong. It carries the colored leaves of fall to our doorsteps — leaves that bear the first creases of winter on the… Continue reading

  • Nov 5, 2021
Dr. Jayendrina Singha Ray serves as Faculty of English at Highline College. Her research interests include postcolonial studies, spatial literary studies, British literature, and rhetoric and composition. Prior to teaching in the U.S., she worked as an editor with Routledge and taught English at colleges in India.
Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.

The rest of the story: Sound Transit, Rolovich and Lambert | Roegner

All of the reporters I know are ethical and trustworthy. But I have learned frequently there is more to a story than what you read… Continue reading

Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.

Editorial: Why Journalism needs us

How do we keep local journalism in our communities?

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COMMENTARY: We’re here for everyone who needs us

Local pastor Mark Wagner writes about the role of church in the community.

  • Nov 3, 2021
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COMMENTARY: Unless we act, clean energy could come at a catastrophic cost

Unless we act, clean energy could come at a catastrophic cost

  • Nov 3, 2021
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Don C. Brunell is a business analyst, writer and columnist. He retired as president of the Association of Washington Business, the state’s oldest and largest business organization, and lives in Vancouver. He can be contacted at thebrunells@msn.com.

When it comes to power, Washington may be falling behind | Brunell

For years, Washington state masked its high business and regulatory costs with low priced, reliable electricity — lots of it. However, Tennessee packages low cost,… Continue reading

  • Nov 3, 2021
Don C. Brunell is a business analyst, writer and columnist. He retired as president of the Association of Washington Business, the state’s oldest and largest business organization, and lives in Vancouver. He can be contacted at thebrunells@msn.com.
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Green Brief: It’s Time to Become World Citizens

The impacts of the global climate depends on what all of humanity decides to do now.

  • Oct 27, 2021
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Finding a friend from Vashon, in South Sudan

Islander reconnects with friend during recent travels.

  • Oct 27, 2021
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Exercise your right to vote

Next time around, we hope to see more islanders step up as candidates.

  • Oct 27, 2021

Editorial: Reflections on persistence

The Beachcomber’s new editor reflects on the role of a community newspaper.

  • Oct 20, 2021
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COMMENTARY: When God Disappears

Local pastor Mike Ivaska writes about how God has seemed distant during the pandemic.

  • Oct 20, 2021
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Don C. Brunell is a business analyst, writer and columnist. He retired as president of the Association of Washington Business, the state’s oldest and largest business organization, and lives in Vancouver. He can be contacted at thebrunells@msn.com.

Why should the threat to Taiwan concern us in WA? | Brunell

Unfortunately, what happens in Taiwan doesn’t just stay in Taiwan — it impacts us. So, when President Xi Jinping announced China’s plan to step up… Continue reading

  • Oct 16, 2021
Don C. Brunell is a business analyst, writer and columnist. He retired as president of the Association of Washington Business, the state’s oldest and largest business organization, and lives in Vancouver. He can be contacted at thebrunells@msn.com.
Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.

Election 2021: Closer look at King County races | Roegner

The race for Mayor of Seattle will dominate the regional media, but for most of the suburbs, it is the King County Executive and the… Continue reading

Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.

Editorial: Pick Your Battles

There’s no shortage of hard issues that need to be tackled these days—from COVID to ferry woes.

  • Oct 13, 2021
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COMMENTARY: Help is available for those facing eviction and foreclosure

Resources are available through the King County Dispute Resolution Center.

  • Oct 13, 2021
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Don C. Brunell is a business analyst, writer and columnist. He retired as president of the Association of Washington Business, the state’s oldest and largest business organization, and lives in Vancouver. He can be contacted at thebrunells@msn.com.

Our economy works when consumers pick winners | Brunell

Poland and America are like two trains passing each other in opposite directions. That is becoming increasingly clear as President Biden rolls out his progressive… Continue reading

  • Oct 9, 2021
Don C. Brunell is a business analyst, writer and columnist. He retired as president of the Association of Washington Business, the state’s oldest and largest business organization, and lives in Vancouver. He can be contacted at thebrunells@msn.com.
Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.

Big-time politics: Redistricting for 2022 elections | Roegner

Based on new census data, which shows Washington state has grown by close to 1 million people, the Redistricting Commission is at the beginning of… Continue reading

Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.

Editorial: It’s time to step up to help the helpers on Vashon

We must not ever take these deeply community-minded experts and volunteers for granted.

  • Oct 6, 2021

Feel-good fall fundraisers

Help raise the roof for longtime islander, then cast your votes in VoV’s lip-synch battle

  • Oct 6, 2021
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COMMENTARY: A poetic plea to support the work of Partners in Education

Marie Koltchak invokes the rhymes of Dr. Seuss to remind islanders of the upcoming PIE phonathon.

  • Oct 6, 2021
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