Opinion

Toy Drive provides gifts to kids

Large donation boxes are spread around the community between Thanksgiving and Christmas.

  • Nov 27, 2019

Believe in your local paper

It’s a troubling era for the free press everywhere, but it’s even harder for community news.

  • Nov 27, 2019

Best of both worlds

Celebrating American and Canadian Thanksgiving.

Newsroom staff opinions worthy of consideration

This week’s paper includes commentaries from two members of the newsroom.

  • Nov 27, 2019

Seniors valuable to our island community

Life would not be what it is today without them.

  • Nov 21, 2019

Don’t forget historical tragedies this Thanksgiving

This past week, it dawned on me that I really didn’t know the historical context of the holiday.

  • Nov 21, 2019

Some problems with U.S. gov’t

Let’s remember our pledge to freedom so we don’t slip into socialism.

  • Nov 20, 2019

Hospital district formation opens up more newspaper coverage

Islanders, as well as The Beachcomber, are anxious to see what the board of commissioners will do.

  • Nov 13, 2019

We have a hospital district — now what?

We must change the health care delivery environment in which we have lived for the past 10 years.

  • Nov 13, 2019

The plan ahead for Vashon’s park district

Here are the highlights of what you can expect from your park district in the next few years.

  • Nov 13, 2019

Thankful for board of commissioners candidates

Together, we can make a great island even better for its citizens.

  • Nov 13, 2019

Making climate strife heard

Because of the climate crisis, I have found myself deeply questioning what else I needed to do.

  • Nov 6, 2019

Big decisions for islanders this election season

One thing could be said before the results came in: A lot is at stake for islanders.

  • Nov 6, 2019

Community supportive of youth literacy

Vashon’s support for high-quality education makes for an exciting future for students.

  • Nov 6, 2019

Voice of Vashon informs and entertains

As a long-time member of the Voice of Vashon (VoV) family, I was more than pleased at the turnout for VoV’s Chili Challenge fundraiser last… Continue reading

  • Nov 6, 2019

Vote for park district levy

Hans Van Dusen, a commissioner of the Park District, outlines why residents should vote for levy

  • Nov 5, 2019

Hospital district way to maintain rural health care

The vote is about our ability to partner successfully with any organization as a community.

  • Oct 30, 2019

Beachcomber failed to contact opposition

I can only suspect that other residents in opposition of a hospital district were overlooked as well

  • Oct 30, 2019

Let’s delay hospital district vote

I believe the hospital district proposal is not yet ready for approval.

  • Oct 30, 2019

Chasan an advocate for public schools

We think he is the right choice for school board director.

  • Oct 30, 2019