Opinion

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Local Artist Brings Wit and Talent To Beachcomber

We are proud to showcase Moody’s inspired, imaginative artwork in The Beachcomber.

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Introducing: New Medical Reserve Corps Leaders

We are handing over the responsibility for the MRC to Drs. Clayton Olney and Jim Bristow.

  • Dec 31, 2020
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2020 Forced Us to Look Ahead

The past year shows that Vashon is a community that is capable of resilience and re-invention.

  • Dec 31, 2020
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Paying It Forward 2021

Here are some great ways to use your stimulus money to pay it forward in 2021.

  • Dec 31, 2020
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Savoring the Secrets and Science of Riparian Areas

You don’t have to be an ecologist to appreciate the vitality of a place like this.

  • Dec 28, 2020
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Fire District Needs to Bargain with Union | Update

Firefighters shouldn’t have to worry if they have any sick time left if they are exposed to COVID-19.

  • Dec 23, 2020
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New Lodge for Dogs Needs Volunteer Support

We can’t do this work alone and need community members to make the lodge a success.

  • Dec 17, 2020
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Beware of the Power of False Beliefs

Here’s an idea: Let’s listen to public health experts, and get vaccinated.

  • Dec 17, 2020
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I’m Dreaming of a Pink Christmas

The holiday will be different and diminished for so many of us this year.

  • Dec 17, 2020
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To Fight COVID-19, Follow Example of Activists

After the AIDS crisis emerged, the fight led by advocates set the example we should follow now.

  • Dec 14, 2020
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Songs and Dedications Connect an Island-Sized ‘Pod’

I have always felt inspired by the enormous power of radio and sharing stories over the airwaves.

  • Dec 14, 2020
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The Remote Appeal of Vashon

Many unemployed Vashonites learned a new word this year: adjudication.

  • Dec 14, 2020
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Hard Decision Made to Preserve Health Care

Our highest priority is to provide continued access to medical care on Vashon for the coming year.

  • Dec 4, 2020
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In Case You Missed It

Vashon has entered the most critical time in the pandemic yet. It’s on us. Step up.

  • Dec 4, 2020

As It Turns Out, We’re Not in This Together

We wish the budgetary decisions of the island’s health and fire districts reflected that sentiment.

  • Dec 4, 2020

Lift The Cap on The $5.90

Washington state’s $5.90 per $1,000 assessed value limit should be addressed by the legislature.

  • Nov 28, 2020
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Vashon-Maury Island Community Council is Back to Work

The year ahead should be an exciting one for the newly improved community council.

  • Nov 28, 2020
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Every Day is a Day of Giving Thanks

May this time of giving thanks bring you meaning, joy, and a deep connection with all beings.

  • Nov 28, 2020
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Community Keeps Beachcomber Strong

This issue of the paper had an early deadline due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

  • Nov 26, 2020
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Skirting Disaster For The Holidays

Here are the topics I think you can raise with the least worry, hopefully virtually, this year.

  • Nov 23, 2020
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