Opinion

Recovery Starts Here

A third of us on the island is now at the front of the line to receive a vaccine. Do not delay.

  • Jan 22, 2021
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School District Preparing For “Year of the Comeback”

It’s time to maximize our student’s academic achievement gains over the last half of the school year.

  • Jan 14, 2021
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How the Big Lie Unleashed a Horrorshow

The first thing we must do is continue to stand in the bright light of the truth.

  • Jan 14, 2021
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Former Congressional Staffer Asks: Where Do We Go From Here?

Last Wednesday, I am sure I wasn’t alone in feeling heartbreak.

  • Jan 14, 2021
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Looking Toward 2021

With the legislature set to convene, it’s time to address the inequities 2020 highlighted with policy

  • Jan 10, 2021
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Finding Community, Serenity in Puget Sound Waters

We are surrounded by water; it’s the DNA of island life and recreation.

  • Jan 10, 2021
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Make Mental Health a Priority In Difficult Months Ahead

With many extremely vulnerable, some can find it hard to find relief.

  • Jan 8, 2021
Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.

A legislative session like no other we’ve seen | Roegner

In even numbered years such as 2020, the legislative session is only 60 days long so that all the House members can get home to… Continue reading

Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.
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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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