Opinion

Spring Chinook Salmon. Photo courtesy Michael Humling, US Fish & Wildlife Service

Editorial: Act now to save salmon, regardless of dams’ fate

With a plan to remove dams on the Snake River shelved, leaders must commit to broader-based actions.

Spring Chinook Salmon. Photo courtesy Michael Humling, US Fish & Wildlife Service
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Groundwater Protection Committee Launches SafeWellsVashon Program

The goals of the program are simple and straightforward: more data, smarter stewardship.

  • May 20, 2021
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Advice From Vashon’s Medical Reserve Corps

The protection provided by vaccination is very good but it is not perfect.

  • May 20, 2021
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What We All Need Right Now

We need to be patient and consider that there may be more to avoiding vaccination than meets the eye

  • May 20, 2021
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Art Is Essential To Understanding Our Town and Our Times

We must question and change systems that result in the deaths of Black Americans killed by police.

  • May 13, 2021
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Kudos to Bob Powell, and a Call for Others to Step up To Serve

A number of projects were completed during his board tenure, but work remains for Water District 19.

  • May 13, 2021
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Here’s To Our Town’s Heroes

I love Vashon Island. And I won’t forget how lucky I am. How lucky we all are.

  • May 13, 2021
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Thoughts on Ramadan

Ramadan can mean different things to different individuals and it has special vibes.

  • May 11, 2021
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Zen and the Art of Kerosene Lamp Maintenance

When the pandemic hit, I retreated to an old hobby: repairing and restoring antique oil lamps.

  • May 8, 2021
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Island Can Still Lead As County Stays at Phase 3

Even with so many islanders vaccinated, it is still a cautious new world out there.

  • May 8, 2021
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Partners in Education Spring Into Action Again

It was definitely not a “normal” year for our schools, but PIE did not skip a beat.

  • May 8, 2021
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I’m Tired Of Learning Traumatizing Lessons in English Class

It is irresponsible to ask students to silently stomach atrocities many of us know very personally.

  • May 8, 2021
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Adrift on Vashon

I’ve been looking for a home on Vashon for three years.

  • Apr 30, 2021
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Board Candidates, Community Should Envision What Is Possible

An open seat on Water District 19’s board is an opportunity to support affordable island housing.

  • Apr 29, 2021
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Our Local Radio Station Brings Community Together

Allow me to share some of my key learnings over the last year about the magic of Voice of Vashon.

  • Apr 29, 2021
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Something to Celebrate: the Return of ‘Island Child’

We are grateful for the opportunity to once again provide the resource of this guide.

  • Apr 29, 2021
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Schools Foundation Supports the Whole Student

The state doesn’t fully fund public education. Vashon Schools Foundation works to cover the shortfall

  • Apr 29, 2021
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Scholarship Foundation Looking For Hometown Heroes

The scholarship celebrates a graduating senior who is inclusive, curious, responsible and resilient.

  • Apr 24, 2021
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Only Change Can Bring Justice

Policing must be reformed in our nation.

  • Apr 22, 2021
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A Task of Love Takes Deep Dive To Understand War

A new series on Voice of Vashon about the Vietnam War takes a human perspective over a political one

  • Apr 22, 2021
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