Opinion

Full-day preschool an outstanding return on investment

We see ECEAP as a powerful return on our investment in children and a program to celebrate.

  • Apr 3, 2020

We are The Beachcomber

We are not going to leave you without a newspaper in these critical times.

  • Apr 3, 2020

Help to hold hope in uncertain times

Human beings are being reminded in real time that we impact one another for good or for bad.

  • Apr 1, 2020

Air ambulance collaboration needed more than ever

We must be stewards of our precious health care resources, including air ambulance programs.

  • Mar 29, 2020

Vashon Neighborcare clinic plans for COVID-19 testing

We are working to be able to care for the community in the safest way as soon as possible.

  • Mar 29, 2020

Islanders, take COVID-19 seriously

Island doctors says no one was ready for the new pandemic; urges everyone not to spread coronavirus

  • Mar 28, 2020

Now is a good time to start a garden

How we grow our food can make a difference in the long term.

  • Mar 28, 2020

During pandemic, newspapers are still essential

This past Tuesday, in the midst of putting this edition to press, The Beachcomber staff learned some disheartening news: We will be furloughed. We will… Continue reading

  • Mar 26, 2020

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We hope you will support the very specific, local journalism we are doing at The Beachcomber.

Even with the pandemic, the morning light is lovely

Stories of the work of islanders shine bright in trying times.

  • Mar 19, 2020

Keep your distance, islanders. It could save a life

It finally hit us — in a little island wave, so to speak. The first confirmed case of coronavirus locally was reported by a Vashon-based… Continue reading

  • Mar 18, 2020

Contribute to fund for workers impacted by virus decisions

Dear Friends and Neighbors, The Coronavirus is impacting our community hard. Many people are staying home, self-isolating. Island businesses are not being frequented as much.… Continue reading

  • Mar 18, 2020

Bad experience with Neighborcare Health

Dear Editor: I say that Neighborcare Health needs to be fired. In fact, this health care facility on Vashon needs to be thrown off the… Continue reading

  • Mar 18, 2020

Let’s not take more than we need during pandemic

Seeing empty shelves of items currently being sold out (toilet paper, for one) in this time of threats of sickness and death, I want to… Continue reading

  • Mar 18, 2020

To our elected officials: Be bold, be consistent, be honest, be helpful

By Patrick Grubb, Washington Newspaper Publishers Association Governor Jay Inslee has been forceful in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic because our state is the nation’s hotbed… Continue reading

  • Mar 17, 2020

Why I decided to ‘island quarantine’ myself and family

Our family places a high value on staying home when sick.

  • Mar 15, 2020

VoV provides quality programming and alerts

We want Vashon to be a safe and secure environment and we are doing all we can to facilitate that.

  • Mar 12, 2020

Coronavirus calls for no ordinary local news coverage

Last week, The Beachcomber’s editorial spoke about the importance of islanders practicing good hygiene to protect themselves from contracting the potentially deadly coronavirus. The opinion… Continue reading

  • Mar 11, 2020

Every vote counts, including yours

Democracy is about being connected to friends, community and a movement that can make change happen.

  • Mar 4, 2020

Green burial right option for island

Many in the community are all in agreement that Vashon needs this burial option.

  • Mar 4, 2020