Opinion

Strong schools mean a strong community

Everyone on Vashon needs to remain focused on the basic facts of the virus and how it transmitted.

  • Aug 29, 2020
On a creative, expressive island, hate should have no place

On a creative, expressive island, hate should have no place

A rainbow crosswalk on Vashon seems to have been a target of vandalism.

  • Aug 29, 2020
On a creative, expressive island, hate should have no place
Decisions at VISD were made with equity as goal

Decisions at VISD were made with equity as goal

Our actions will be confident, ambitious, and we will deal with our challenges honestly.

  • Aug 29, 2020
Decisions at VISD were made with equity as goal
Decisions behind learning plan require full board, islanders

Decisions behind learning plan require full board, islanders

There are better options out there that merit public discussion and consideration.

  • Aug 22, 2020
Decisions behind learning plan require full board, islanders

Schools needed more input on learning plan

We wish that there had been more intensive communication and outreach to Vashon families.

  • Aug 22, 2020
A rent fund helps those most impacted by economic free-fall

A rent fund helps those most impacted by economic free-fall

We are working diligently and persistently to keep people in their homes in the midst of this crisis

  • Aug 22, 2020
A rent fund helps those most impacted by economic free-fall

Given a Daunting Task, Schools Must be Ready to Serve Every Student

But even in these crucial, final days before the start of the academic year, uncertainty abounds.

  • Aug 15, 2020
Let’s take it outside

Let’s take it outside

What we cannot do is be content delivering an ineffective education to children who already struggle

  • Aug 15, 2020
Let’s take it outside
Virtual Insanity

Virtual Insanity

There is no magic bullet, but we need to figure out an equitable way for our children to learn.

  • Aug 8, 2020
Virtual Insanity

Troubling trend underscores need for making good decisions

Compared to many places, the number of island COVID-19 cases is low, but there was a surge in July.

  • Aug 7, 2020
School Will Be Different in Fall, but Expect Nothing Less

School Will Be Different in Fall, but Expect Nothing Less

I’m feeling certain of one thing — that the details, when ultimately presented, will be worth the wait.

  • Aug 1, 2020
School Will Be Different in Fall, but Expect Nothing Less
Antonia: A Maury to be Proud Of

Antonia: A Maury to be Proud Of

We want to suggest that Maury Island be named for early astronomer Antonia Caetana Maury.

  • Aug 1, 2020
Antonia: A Maury to be Proud Of

Rising COVID cases point to a failing grade

Time for a pop quiz.

  • Aug 1, 2020
Face masks save lives and jobs across Washington

Face masks save lives and jobs across Washington

Wearing a mask saves lives and saves jobs. And all across the state, Washington employers are leading by example in the fight to stop the… Continue reading

  • Jul 28, 2020
Face masks save lives and jobs across Washington

Making Wise Choices, While We Still Can

King County County’s cases continue to surge to levels not seen since April.

  • Jul 25, 2020
Seeing the Sacred Worth of All Humankind

Seeing the Sacred Worth of All Humankind

Jesus made it clear to those on society’s margins that they mattered to him and to God.

  • Jul 25, 2020
Seeing the Sacred Worth of All Humankind
Being an Anti-racist Means Sticking Around for the Long-Haul

Being an Anti-racist Means Sticking Around for the Long-Haul

The important thing is to persist.

  • Jul 23, 2020
Being an Anti-racist Means Sticking Around for the Long-Haul
Should we rename Maury Island?

Should we rename Maury Island?

Whatever you think we should do, we need to build a census about what is the appropriate action.

  • Jul 16, 2020
Should we rename Maury Island?

Our stories, on Vashon, will see us through

History has its eyes on us, and thanks to Vashon, we at The Beachcomber are not throwing our shot.

  • Jul 16, 2020
Cartoon by Frank Shiers

Editorial: Reopen schools in fall, but do it safely

Don’t bully schools into reopening. Protect our students.

Cartoon by Frank Shiers