Opinion

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The Kids Are Back, Adapting, Adjusting and Learning

We’re adapting and adjusting all our systems at Chautauqua and will continue to do so in the future.

  • Apr 22, 2021
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Embracing Life In A Time-Between-Times

In the Christian faith at least, spring is a metaphor for resurrection.

  • Apr 15, 2021
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The More Things Change, The More They Stay the Same

Stay the course, remain vigilant against the virus. We’re not out of the woods, not yet.

  • Apr 15, 2021
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For One Year, Love Letters Have Boosted Radio Show

This week marks the one-year anniversary of the “Dear Vashon” show.

  • Apr 8, 2021
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Sunshine Always Follows The Rain

One resident of King County died of COVID-19 every day last week.

  • Apr 8, 2021
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Shifting the Baseline Back Toward Truth

The baseline of political untruths has shifted pretty dramatically recently.

  • Apr 8, 2021
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In Response To COVID Cases, VISD Must Get It Right

Concern for the mental well-being of students and for their physical health aren’t mutually exclusive

  • Apr 2, 2021
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The Joy of Kindergarten Awaits New Students

We’re prepared to continue health and safety protocols already in place for as long as it’s necessary.

  • Apr 2, 2021
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Keeping Maury Island Maury

There are a number of good, and possibly excellent reasons, to name the island after Maury Wills.

  • Mar 25, 2021
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Calling It What It Is

At The Beachcomber, in 2021, we use this space to condemn racism.

  • Mar 25, 2021
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A Tale of Two Coaches

I hope our island lifts up these wonderful families in their time of need.

  • Mar 25, 2021
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Impacts of Year-Long Isolation Are Deep for Island Youth

A series of articles written for The Riptide cover mental health issues facing Vashon youth.

  • Mar 18, 2021
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When We Get Back, Part 3

I think this pandemic has wreaked a unique kind of mental havoc on each of us.

  • Mar 17, 2021
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A Year Like No Other

This year has not been easy, and our slow return to normalcy will not be either.

  • Mar 17, 2021
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Stimulus #3 to the Rescue

The American Rescue Plan directs resources to those who are most likely to spend it on necessities.

  • Mar 17, 2021
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Jeff Hoyt

When We Get Back, Part 2

Pandemic traditions to keep around

  • Mar 11, 2021
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Scott Durkee

How To Fix the Big Problem of Big Lies

I don’t venture off the island too often, but when I do I typically visit friends — people who share my values and think the… Continue reading

  • Mar 11, 2021
Scott Durkee

As March Blooms, So Do The Memories | Beachcomber editorial

Do you remember what you were doing a year ago today? You might have gone to a restaurant — most island eateries were still open… Continue reading

  • Mar 11, 2021

Listen and Learn From Vashon’s Youth

Here’s to the day that full joy returns and the pandemic finally recedes.

  • Mar 4, 2021
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Finding Ways to Foster Better Mental Health on Vashon

Supporting yourself, your family, and friends, can go a long way.

  • Mar 4, 2021
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