Opinion

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Stop ‘twindemic’ in its tracks with a flu shot

We are asking you: make that choice for your own safety and for your island community.

  • Oct 24, 2020
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Amendments vital to police oversight of Sheriff’s office

We have a critical opportunity to improve police accountability on the ballot.

  • Oct 21, 2020
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Walk to help end a different deadly virus

Vashon Rotary Club invites islanders to walk to end Polio on Friday, Oct. 23 and Saturday, Oct. 24.

  • Oct 17, 2020
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Cope with challenges in groups for parents and seniors

Social isolation helps us preserve our physical health but it is not so good for our mental health.

  • Oct 16, 2020
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More than ever, school board needs to hold focused meetings

The Oct. 8 meeting was scheduled to last for 90 minutes. It stretched to almost twice that long.

  • Oct 16, 2020
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This Has Been a Banner Year for Food Bank

Demand for the Vashon Food Bank’s grocery services has already seen an overall increase of about 20%.

  • Oct 10, 2020
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Inoculate yourself against fake news

Look away from your screen, and get to your misinformation medicine cabinet.

  • Oct 10, 2020
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The Moderate Majority

Will we ever get back to a calmer, mutually respectful world?

  • Oct 10, 2020
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All The News That’s Fit to Print

Good journalism is more important than ever, and at The Beachcomber, we take what we do seriously.

  • Oct 2, 2020
The Human Impact of Unemployment

The Human Impact of Unemployment

Some anonymized glimpses on the islanders experiencing unemployment due to the pandemic.

  • Oct 2, 2020
The Human Impact of Unemployment
Cartoon by Frank Shiers

Editorial: Let’s clear the air on wildfires, climate change

Agreement and commitment is needed to address the causes of wildfires and climate change.

Cartoon by Frank Shiers
Ten Ways to Make the Air in Your Home Safer

Ten Ways to Make the Air in Your Home Safer

With air quality deteriorating, we must be prepared now.

  • Sep 27, 2020
Ten Ways to Make the Air in Your Home Safer

Remember: You Have a Voice

One of the best ways to participate in our democracy is to vote.

  • Sep 27, 2020
Pick Up the Phone for PIE

Pick Up the Phone for PIE

Now more than ever we need to help teachers and our children adapt to new educational models.

  • Sep 27, 2020
Pick Up the Phone for PIE
We still need each other

We still need each other

If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that we are all vulnerable.

  • Sep 21, 2020
We still need each other

Wildfires must be turning point for climate action

As the smoke clears, remember when you could barely breathe and everything became sepia.

  • Sep 21, 2020
Unemployment impacts the island community

Unemployment impacts the island community

Almost 600 islanders are still unemployed following the Governor’s COVID-shutdown orders in March.

  • Sep 21, 2020
Unemployment impacts the island community
Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.

Republican’s write-in campaign highlights post-primary intrigue | Roegner

Can former Bothell mayor beat two Democrats for lieutenant governor post?

Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.

COVID is the ultimate wedding crasher

At least three recent weddings have taken place recently that seemed to violate restrictions

  • Sep 16, 2020
Think of Bees Before Using Harmful Chemicals

Think of Bees Before Using Harmful Chemicals

Some insect control products have been shown to be very harmful to bees.

  • Sep 16, 2020
Think of Bees Before Using Harmful Chemicals