Opinion

Borrowing money necessary to start health care district

As an entirely new public entity, there are activities we are compelled to do, such as borrow money.

  • Jan 22, 2020

Be responsible with your pets

Dogs need to be on leashes. Cats need to be indoors.

  • Jan 22, 2020

Community members respond to Heritage Museum ad

Why are we surprised by stories about racism on Vashon?

  • Jan 22, 2020

Community should assemble ‘handmade prayer flags’

Empathy is the answer to many of society’s ills.

  • Jan 22, 2020

Exciting opportunities come with Ober Park raffle

The winning ticket for a stay on a houseboat in Amsterdam will be drawn on Valentine’s Day.

  • Jan 22, 2020

Vashon’s athletic community deserves applause

Many have helped make Vashon’s sporting community great or went on to greatness themselves.

  • Jan 22, 2020

Library conference room should be named for island activist

Morgan Ahern was a librarian, a Romani and lesbian activist, and an important part of the community.

  • Jan 22, 2020

Approval of cap/tech levy critical to school district operations

It will ensure adequate funding to maintain existing programs and services for the next four years.

  • Jan 22, 2020

Fight injustice of all kinds

I feel an intense urgency to act and feel time running out both personally, nationally and globally.

  • Jan 15, 2020

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