Opinion

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

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
To our elected officials: Be bold, be consistent, be honest, be helpful
Why I decided to ‘island quarantine’ myself and family

Why I decided to ‘island quarantine’ myself and family

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

  • Mar 15, 2020
Why I decided to ‘island quarantine’ myself and family
VoV provides quality programming and alerts

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
VoV provides quality programming and alerts

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

Every vote counts, including yours

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

  • Mar 4, 2020
Every vote counts, including yours

Green burial right option for island

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

  • Mar 4, 2020
Learn to love birds by learning more about them

Learn to love birds by learning more about them

Bring binoculars to Ober Park at 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 14, for a birding field trip.

  • Mar 4, 2020
Learn to love birds by learning more about them

Community response to coronavirus should be applauded

If your birthday is March 5, sing “Happy Birthday” twice — and wash your hands while doing it. The length of time it takes to… Continue reading

  • Mar 3, 2020

Buttigieg believes in local communities

His plan to invest in resilience and preparedness for climate change is one reason for my support.

  • Feb 26, 2020
Important issues facing women still need to be addressed

Important issues facing women still need to be addressed

Little girls need exposure to past and current heroes who were pioneers in their respective fields.

  • Feb 26, 2020
Important issues facing women still need to be addressed

Why I am not a candidate for president

I would never represent a people or a country that participates in the indiscriminate killing of foreign peoples or denying them the same rights and… Continue reading

  • Feb 26, 2020

No harm giving Vashon’s international flavors a try

It’s safe to say there are likely more than a few islanders whose mothers called them picky eaters growing up — and The Beachcomber’s editor… Continue reading

  • Feb 26, 2020
Exercising can be a gift, not a chore

Exercising can be a gift, not a chore

The owner of a fitness studio on the island talks about her experience keeping everyone healthy

  • Feb 26, 2020
Exercising can be a gift, not a chore
VCA’s new leader honored to serve

VCA’s new leader honored to serve

I know the value of a community steeped in the arts.

  • Feb 20, 2020
VCA’s new leader honored to serve
I’m retiring from the miracle on Main Street

I’m retiring from the miracle on Main Street

My biggest thanks go to you for supporting The Hardware Store Restaurant, writes Melinda Powers.

  • Feb 20, 2020
I’m retiring from the miracle on Main Street

Time for island to enforce leash laws

This is a devastating follow up to my recent letter imploring people to be responsible pet owners. At the end of a long week commuting… Continue reading

  • Feb 19, 2020

Dock should be replaced, not retrofitted

I agree with most of Craig Klinkam’s editorial about the Tramp Harbor dock. As he points out, it has historical value and is the only… Continue reading

  • Feb 19, 2020