Let’s dismantle racist structures for our children’s sake

It is time for white America to recognize the work of removing racism is your and yours alone.

  • Jun 13, 2020

A higher call — respect the dignity of all

Being “colorblind” and “not racist” is not enough. We must work actively against racism, however we can.

  • Jun 13, 2020

Trump not acting presidential in crisis

This is where the country is right now. Is this where we want to go? Is this who we are?

  • Jun 12, 2020

Coronavirus testing moves to Open Space

Testing will continue daily from 3 to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

  • Jun 12, 2020

Mindfulness needed in writing

A reader reacts to a reference made to King Kong in a recent article.

  • Jun 12, 2020

A tipping point for humanity

At this moment, both the future of the world and the sense of genuine humanity are in question.

  • Jun 6, 2020

Liberty and justice for all in action

While the nation is divided, we must all confront the destruction of human lives by systemic racism.

  • Jun 5, 2020

Time for learning, in a new era

The pandemic is the first time we’ve been challenged to let go of old models of learning.

  • Jun 5, 2020

Thanks from food bank board

For anyone challenged in securing enough wholesome food, the food bank is here for you.

  • May 28, 2020

Newspapers are community

The Beachcomber may not be the best deal, but it is the “deal” that we have on the island.

  • May 28, 2020

Fear and loathing here on Vashon

Procrastination is a hell of a drug.

  • May 28, 2020

Truth, Honor, Dignity, Compassion, Courage, Love

Too few people are trying, for one reason or another, to understand what those six words mean.

  • May 28, 2020

Remembering others, to stay strong on Vashon

We need to remain resolved, compassionate and mindful of each other as Washington slowly re-opens.

  • May 28, 2020

What’s ahead for Vashon parks

Facilities will open, likely with social distancing, disinfecting protocols, and group size limits.

  • May 23, 2020

Let’s say “hello”

The Beachcomber introduces a return to the broadsheet-sized format of the print paper.

  • May 23, 2020

Rediscovering Vashon’s restaurants, reinvented

Food is life. It took 71 days for me to learn that, fully.

We can’t afford “business as usual”

The world order is cracking again. Can we move forward toward a green new deal?

  • May 20, 2020

Rent help is our neighbors’ biggest need

In the past six weeks, we’ve provided over $11,000 of rent assistance to 19 families.

  • May 15, 2020

Wear a face covering in public

It is time for solidarity, not selfishness masquerading as “liberty.”

  • May 15, 2020

Do we realize Vashon is a precious jewel?

I want to recognize a few places that make Vashon as special as it is.

  • May 15, 2020