Opinion

As It Turns Out, We’re Not in This Together

We wish the budgetary decisions of the island’s health and fire districts reflected that sentiment.

  • Dec 4, 2020

Lift The Cap on The $5.90

Washington state’s $5.90 per $1,000 assessed value limit should be addressed by the legislature.

  • Nov 28, 2020
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Vashon-Maury Island Community Council is Back to Work

The year ahead should be an exciting one for the newly improved community council.

  • Nov 28, 2020
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Every Day is a Day of Giving Thanks

May this time of giving thanks bring you meaning, joy, and a deep connection with all beings.

  • Nov 28, 2020
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Community Keeps Beachcomber Strong

This issue of the paper had an early deadline due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

  • Nov 26, 2020
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Skirting Disaster For The Holidays

Here are the topics I think you can raise with the least worry, hopefully virtually, this year.

  • Nov 23, 2020
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With Pandemic, Time To Resist Magical Thinking

There will be a whole lot of pain between now and mid-2021 when a new-normal becomes possible.

  • Nov 23, 2020
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Governor Inslee’s Guidance Makes a World of Sense

These new restrictions are intended to keep as many people as possible at home statewide.

  • Nov 23, 2020

The Glass Ceiling Shatters On a New Day for America

Girls everywhere have a role model to look up to because Kamala Harris represents so many firsts.

  • Nov 14, 2020
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Help Support Vital Work of Burn Design Lab

It’s been a big part of my and others’ lives here on Vashon; continuing the work is important to us.

  • Nov 12, 2020
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With Sea Mar, Health Care Is Here to Stay

We look forward to working in partnership to ensure quality, sustainable primary care.

  • Nov 12, 2020
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What Comes Next for Tramp Harbor dock?

The park district is one step closer to replacing or preserving portions of the existing structure.

  • Nov 7, 2020
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Back To The Future, One Week At a Time

Here at The Beachcomber, we’ll just keep taking this year one week at a time.

  • Nov 7, 2020
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Into the Unknown

Where do we find our hope and our confidence?

  • Nov 7, 2020
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To See Democracy in Action, Look to Islanders

Voting and urging others to do so are expressions of hope.

  • Oct 30, 2020
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Tough Love is Needed for Our Country

We can think deeply about the complexities of our political situation and how we move forward.

  • Oct 30, 2020
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No Matter your Politics, Let’s Protect the Results

This may be the election where our vote, a fundamental principle of our Republic, is imperiled.

  • Oct 30, 2020
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Oppose King County Charter Amendments 5 & 6

The Sheriff should remain accountable to the people of King County, not the county council.

  • Oct 28, 2020

Listen to your conscience, and your neighbors, as you vote

Think of these words as your voter’s guide as you do your duty to help our country find a way forward

  • Oct 26, 2020
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Help raise a barn so the Care Closet can spread out and grow

The Vashon Care Network’s funding program has been labeled the Barn Dance Initiative.

  • Oct 24, 2020
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