Opinion

Participation of islanders crucial to new community council

Please join us — it’s your island.

  • Jun 20, 2020
Doreen Davis, left in mask, waves at parade participants on May 2. Olivia Sullivan/staff photo

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Doreen Davis, left in mask, waves at parade participants on May 2. Olivia Sullivan/staff photo

In watershed times, the Class of 2020 can do anything

Perhaps it is the rest of us who need to challenge ourselves to be as good as they are.

  • Jun 18, 2020

Pandemic, Prejudice, and Pentecost

We are in a Pentecost moment in our society — a moment of crisis and potential for profound change.

  • Jun 18, 2020

Black Lives Matter Seattle-King County lists demands

The following list of demands was read aloud at a Vashon march held last week.

  • Jun 18, 2020

A time to find the holiness of other people

I wish I had answers to the pain and suffering of our time. But I know the way forward is love.

  • Jun 13, 2020

Blood in the water

How should a place like Vashon talk about race and racism?

  • Jun 13, 2020

Inaction no longer an option

We need to talk around the collective kitchen table of our island about structural racism.

  • Jun 13, 2020

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