Opinion

A parade on Vashon showed true patriotism

The island’s July 4 festivities made visible those working on behalf of our community.

  • Jul 12, 2020
Four reasons Vashon needs a pedestrian main street

Four reasons Vashon needs a pedestrian main street

We need to change our town this year. Here’s why.

  • Jul 12, 2020
Four reasons Vashon needs a pedestrian main street
What it means to defund the police

What it means to defund the police

To many of the people I work with, it means shrinking this whole system.

  • Jul 12, 2020
What it means to defund the police
What’s your story?

What’s your story?

The most important question for me is, “What will I tell my granddaughter when she grows up?”

  • Jul 12, 2020
What’s your story?
Introducing the Whole Vashon Catalog

Introducing the Whole Vashon Catalog

We hope this will launch a groundswell of strength, creativity and the will to save our Earth.

  • Jul 4, 2020
Introducing the Whole Vashon Catalog

Watching unity in action on island

Stories appearing in this issue of The Beachcomber seemed to be centered around the theme of unity.

  • Jul 4, 2020
Up to us all to dismantle white supremacy

Up to us all to dismantle white supremacy

We need everyone to take responsibility for dismantling the system of white supremacy in our country

  • Jul 4, 2020
Up to us all to dismantle white supremacy
Cartoon by Frank Shiers

Editorial: Stopping COVID is now up to each of us

With a resurgence threatening, we need to take greater responsibility to keep the virus in check.

Cartoon by Frank Shiers
It’s time to unify for the November election

It’s time to unify for the November election

My choice is clear. With my one vote, I will be considerate of others.

  • Jun 27, 2020
It’s time to unify for the November election
Pandemic prompts health care district reboot

Pandemic prompts health care district reboot

The Vashon Health Care District is shifting gears in light of the pandemic.

  • Jun 27, 2020
Pandemic prompts health care district reboot

This is Phase 2. We still have a long way to go.

Lucky for us, we have powerful tools at our disposal to fight COVID-19: Common sense and humility.

  • Jun 27, 2020
A Jewish response to the killing of George Floyd

A Jewish response to the killing of George Floyd

It’s easy to float by on white privilege that many aren’t even fully aware we have.

  • Jun 27, 2020
A Jewish response to the killing of George Floyd
Participation of islanders crucial to new community council

Participation of islanders crucial to new community council

Please join us — it’s your island.

  • Jun 20, 2020
Participation of islanders crucial to new community council
Doreen Davis, left in mask, waves at parade participants on May 2. Olivia Sullivan/staff photo

Wear your face-hugging, ever-loving mask | Editorial

“Don’t make me come down there.” — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, in a tweet Saturday, after viewing video of New York City residents squeezing… Continue reading

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

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
Pandemic, Prejudice, and Pentecost
Black Lives Matter Seattle-King County lists demands

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
Black Lives Matter Seattle-King County lists demands
A time to find the holiness of other people

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
A time to find the holiness of other people
Blood in the water

Blood in the water

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

  • Jun 13, 2020
Blood in the water

Inaction no longer an option

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

  • Jun 13, 2020