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July 27, 2021

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Ambrose: Bezos is again trying to change the world

July 27, 2021, 6:01am Columns

Lots of people hate Jeff Bezos because, you know, he is the richest man in the world. But I love the guy because, to begin with, I am a bibliophile and he started this incredible online bookstore where you could buy just about any work you wanted pretty darned cheap.… Read story

Granderson: ‘War on drugs’ was always about race

July 26, 2021, 6:01am Columns

Democrats talk about a “failed war on drugs” because they lack the fortitude to speak on this uncomfortable truth: It didn’t fail. Read story

Keely: Kalama methanol refinery’s demise powered by locals

July 26, 2021, 6:01am Columns

The Kalama methanol refinery’s demise was powered by — and good for — Kalama locals. Trust me; I am one. Read story

Other Papers Say: Prisons require climate resiliency

July 26, 2021, 6:01am Columns

Washington should have been more ready for the unprecedented “heat dome” that blasted the region with temperatures well above 100 degrees. Read story

Jayne: Get involved with local elections

July 25, 2021, 6:02am Columns

Confession time: Yes, we have used this quote before. But until somebody says it better, we’ll keep turning to something Kim Wyman told The Columbian’s Editorial Board a few years ago: Read story

Local View: Clark County should adopt ranked-choice voting

July 25, 2021, 6:01am Columns

Clark County has an opportunity. As a home rule charter county we can make voter-approved changes to local election rules without needing state approval. This unique status means we can adopt a reform that is gaining favor around the country, bringing faster and more representative elections that save taxpayer dollars. Read story

Pitts: She is 8 years old

July 25, 2021, 6:01am Columns

She is 8 years old. Read story

Westneat: Canada puts U.S. in place

July 25, 2021, 6:01am Columns

Don’t look now but our Canada problem is showing again. Our neighbors to the north are making us look bad one more time, and also shrewdly putting us in a bit of a political pickle. Read story

Other Papers Say: ESD flouts public records laws

July 25, 2021, 6:01am Columns

Lynn Brewer should not have had to hire an attorney to chase down public records regarding delayed unemployment claims payments. That she did is only one recent example of barriers to public access that must be removed. Read story

Ambrose: We must help Cuba, but peacefully

July 24, 2021, 6:01am Columns

Like never before in recent times, Cubans are protesting by the thousands. And they have good reason: Their vicious, unendingly cruel, inept, corrupt communist bosses have mishandled the coronavirus, put the economy to sleep, kept food out and medicine out of the way, and converted liberty to just a word,… Read story