Friday, September 24, 2021
Sept. 24, 2021

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In Our View: Legislature should expand sports gambling

September 23, 2021, 6:03am Editorials

In gambling, the only sure thing is that the house will come out ahead. The question is who owns the house? Read story

In Our View: Increase in traffic deaths a worrisome trend

September 22, 2021, 6:03am Editorials

One of the oddities of the COVID-19 pandemic has been an increase in fatal vehicle crashes. Read story

In Our View: Move on from costly county council settlement

September 21, 2021, 6:03am Editorials

A $1.4 million settlement between Clark County and plaintiffs in a wrongful termination case marks the costly end to a messy saga. Read story

In Our View: Lowering drug prices won’t hurt Big Pharma

September 20, 2021, 6:03am Editorials

The defection of three congressional Democrats on a bill designed to lower prescription drug prices is bad news for consumers. It also represents the power of the pharmaceutical industry and the way in which misleading rhetoric can infect public debate. Read story

In Our View: Internet has altered government transparency

September 19, 2021, 6:03am Editorials

In addition to death and taxes, there is another certainty in life — property tax bills will result in letters to the editor complaining about taxes or questioning where the money goes. Read story

Cheers & Jeers: Pregnant orcas, fire danger

September 18, 2021, 6:03am Editorials

Cheers: To pregnant orcas. Researchers believe that three southern resident orcas in Puget Sound’s J-pod are pregnant, providing some hope for the future of the endangered population. Officials are asking recreational boaters to give the orcas extra space; quiet waters, they say, are important during the final months of gestation… Read story

In Our View: Appreciate workers by slowing virus’s spread

September 17, 2021, 6:03am Editorials

It’s time to give them a break. Read story

In Our View: Protesters don’t have right to disrupt school

September 16, 2021, 6:03am Editorials

Protesting against mask mandates in front of schools is a pointless and futile gesture. Critics should take the issue to the governor, legislators and school boards rather than disrupting the educational process. Read story

In Our View: Congress must take action on climate change

September 15, 2021, 6:03am Editorials

Joe Biden this week made his first trip as president to the West Coast, touching upon a topic that is top of mind for residents in this part of the country. Read story

In Our View: Redistricting commission wise to eye 18th District

September 14, 2021, 6:03am Editorials

As deadlines draw near for reconfiguring Washington’s congressional and legislative districts, officials should pay particular attention to a sprawling district in Clark County. Read story