Opinion

Thanks to mural artist for clarification

Thanks to the artist for responding about the mural at VCA. By publishing the back story, it’s easier to understand the mural’s suggestions. I’m also… Continue reading

  • Feb 5, 2020

Democracy not dependent on unions

We live in a democracy that has done quite well for over 200 years, regardless of union membership.

  • Jan 29, 2020

New lights available for kids

Stop by Spider’s Ski and Sport and ask for a free light — then use it.

  • Jan 29, 2020

Cheers to retiring founder of The Hardware Store Restaurant

Her engagement in hard work was only matched by her deeds of big-heartedness and altruism.

  • Jan 29, 2020

The dangers of the PSE LNG plant are many

Puget Sound Energy’s LNG plant is the story of “business as usual” when it is anything but.

  • Jan 29, 2020

With Coronavirus case so close to home, here are things to think about

Local physician outlines ways to keep safe from virus and whether there should be cause for concern

  • Jan 29, 2020

Vashon could use a community council again

Though this island lacks a city council and mayor, it is not lacking in public meetings, whether it’s that of Vashon Fire & Rescue or… Continue reading

  • Jan 28, 2020

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