Opinion

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This Has Been a Banner Year for Food Bank

Demand for the Vashon Food Bank’s grocery services has already seen an overall increase of about 20%.

  • Oct 10, 2020
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Inoculate yourself against fake news

Look away from your screen, and get to your misinformation medicine cabinet.

  • Oct 10, 2020
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The Moderate Majority

Will we ever get back to a calmer, mutually respectful world?

  • Oct 10, 2020
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All The News That’s Fit to Print

Good journalism is more important than ever, and at The Beachcomber, we take what we do seriously.

  • Oct 2, 2020
The Human Impact of Unemployment

The Human Impact of Unemployment

Some anonymized glimpses on the islanders experiencing unemployment due to the pandemic.

  • Oct 2, 2020
The Human Impact of Unemployment
Cartoon by Frank Shiers

Editorial: Let’s clear the air on wildfires, climate change

Agreement and commitment is needed to address the causes of wildfires and climate change.

Cartoon by Frank Shiers
Ten Ways to Make the Air in Your Home Safer

Ten Ways to Make the Air in Your Home Safer

With air quality deteriorating, we must be prepared now.

  • Sep 27, 2020
Ten Ways to Make the Air in Your Home Safer

Remember: You Have a Voice

One of the best ways to participate in our democracy is to vote.

  • Sep 27, 2020
Pick Up the Phone for PIE

Pick Up the Phone for PIE

Now more than ever we need to help teachers and our children adapt to new educational models.

  • Sep 27, 2020
Pick Up the Phone for PIE
We still need each other

We still need each other

If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that we are all vulnerable.

  • Sep 21, 2020
We still need each other

Wildfires must be turning point for climate action

As the smoke clears, remember when you could barely breathe and everything became sepia.

  • Sep 21, 2020
Unemployment impacts the island community

Unemployment impacts the island community

Almost 600 islanders are still unemployed following the Governor’s COVID-shutdown orders in March.

  • Sep 21, 2020
Unemployment impacts the island community
Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.

Republican’s write-in campaign highlights post-primary intrigue | Roegner

Can former Bothell mayor beat two Democrats for lieutenant governor post?

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

COVID is the ultimate wedding crasher

At least three recent weddings have taken place recently that seemed to violate restrictions

  • Sep 16, 2020
Think of Bees Before Using Harmful Chemicals

Think of Bees Before Using Harmful Chemicals

Some insect control products have been shown to be very harmful to bees.

  • Sep 16, 2020
Think of Bees Before Using Harmful Chemicals
Zen and the Art of Well Maintenance

Zen and the Art of Well Maintenance

Here is what you should do to safeguard a residential well and the island’s collective water supply.

  • Sep 11, 2020
Zen and the Art of Well Maintenance

On Vashon, hope comes from working together

Stories of islanders lending a hand to build a more perfect, compassionate commons give us hope.

  • Sep 11, 2020
Washington State Capitol Building in Olympia. File photo

Editorial: State lawmakers shouldn’t wait to start budget work

Making tough choices on cuts and revenue can’t wait until next year and hopes for better news.

Washington State Capitol Building in Olympia. File photo
Using every tool available to fight mental health crisis

Using every tool available to fight mental health crisis

Are we as a nation prepared to prevent an increase in suicide?

  • Sep 4, 2020
Using every tool available to fight mental health crisis
Rico Thomas, left, has been a clerk in the Fuel Center/Mini Mart at Safeway in Federal Way for the past 5 years. Kyong Barry, right, has been with Albertsons for 18 years and is a front end supervisor in Auburn. Both are active members of UFCW 21. Courtesy photos

Grocery store workers deserve respect and hazard pay | Guest column

As grocery store workers in King County, we experience the hard, cold realities of the COVID-19 pandemic every single day. And despite the fact that… Continue reading

  • Sep 3, 2020
Rico Thomas, left, has been a clerk in the Fuel Center/Mini Mart at Safeway in Federal Way for the past 5 years. Kyong Barry, right, has been with Albertsons for 18 years and is a front end supervisor in Auburn. Both are active members of UFCW 21. Courtesy photos