Opinion

No comfort in health care district debt

King County money is already our money whether or not we lend it to the Vashon Health Care District.

  • Jan 15, 2020

It’s OK to experience cognitive dissonance

Kevin Joyce writes about an unusual experience at the supermarket.

  • Jan 15, 2020

Let’s take better care of our parks and fields

We can all do things to maintain our public parks and recreational spaces.

  • Jan 14, 2020

Remembering Terri: A playful terrier who filled our hearts

A former Beachcomber editor writes about her beloved dog, Terri, who passed away after 16 years.

  • Jan 9, 2020

Vashon-Maury Island needs its Community Council

The council’s prudent work on behalf of islanders was valuable, and there is more that can be done.

  • Jan 8, 2020

Radar’s rescue brought out the best in islanders

On New Year’s Eve, the Boston terrier went missing, but days later was reunited with family

  • Jan 8, 2020

Hunters should think about their community

Before you set out, review the rules governing hunting in Washington state, specifically on Vashon.

  • Jan 3, 2020

Vision statement needed for health care district

I would encourage commissioners to develop a vision statement for this new health care district.

  • Jan 3, 2020

Islanders: Recycle your plastic foam, please

We are working to create a system on Vashon for managing non-biodegradable pollutants.

  • Jan 3, 2020

Community writers needed for Beachcomber

We look forward to what islanders may bring to our newspaper in 2020.

  • Jan 3, 2020
Washington State Capitol Building in Olympia. File photo

Despite ruling on Public Records Act, we need to keep a close eye on Olympia

Washington Supreme Court upholds that state legislators are subject to the Public Records Act.

  • Jan 2, 2020
Washington State Capitol Building in Olympia. File photo

That’s a wrap: with 2019 nearing an end, Beachcomber is thankful

We hope you enjoyed reading The Beachcomber as much as we enjoyed putting it together.

  • Dec 26, 2019

Shop Vashon beyond the holiday season

Many of the things people love about Vashon are due to the care, time and effort of local businesses

  • Dec 26, 2019

Think about American way this holiday season

This holiday season may shape up to be one of the most contentious and polarizing since 1860.

  • Dec 26, 2019

Improving upon Christmas TV movie mediocrity

Canned acting, corny dialogue, and tinsel-thin plots have taken their toll on this cinephile.

  • Dec 18, 2019

Health care district board members work well together

That could go a long way in creating public buy-in for their decisions on health care services.

  • Dec 18, 2019

Gov’t won’t save us from wealthy people

If you ever hear “altruism” and “government” in the same sentence, know that you are being lied to.

  • Dec 11, 2019

New approach needed for health care assessment

There is a way to ensure that all voices heard and that islanders are equitably engaged.

  • Dec 11, 2019

Come to local impeachment rally

The goal is to show lawmakers that their constituents are behind them to defend the Constitution.

  • Dec 11, 2019

Songs, demonstrations can unite island

It’s more important than ever to uphold what is the best and highest in us.

  • Dec 11, 2019