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In Our View: Investment in housing belated, necessary

May 24, 2024, 6:03am Editorials

Over the past three years, the Legislature has made strong commitments to facilitate the construction of low-income housing throughout Washington. But as history demonstrates, it will take decades for these efforts to be fully realized. The current housing crisis and increased homelessness have their foundations in long-ago federal policy and… Read story

In Our View: FAA reauthorization win for travelers, Congress

May 23, 2024, 6:03am Editorials

Despite well-documented troubles at Boeing, a series of harrowing incidents and growing passenger frustration, commercial air travel in the United States remains remarkably safe. Congress’ reauthorization of the Federal Aviation Administration is designed to keep it that way. Read story

In Our View: Umpires’ body camera use reflection of society

May 22, 2024, 6:03am Editorials

There is an old saying that character is what you do when nobody is watching. But what about these days, when cameras are watching seemingly everywhere? Read story

In Our View: Washington Saves program to provide lifeline

May 21, 2024, 6:03am Editorials

In discussing the new Washington Saves program, State Treasurer Mike Pellicciotti effectively distills the issue. Read story

In Our View: No tolls before date to begin bridge construction

May 18, 2024, 6:03am Editorials

It is, in a sense, a $1.2 billion layaway plan — the start of a down payment on what we hope will be a seismically sound Interstate 5 Bridge that reduces congestion throughout the region. Read story

In Our View: Long road ahead on eliminating traffic deaths

May 17, 2024, 6:03am Editorials

An increase in Washington traffic fatalities is the result of several factors. While legislation can address some of the issues, the bulk of the responsibility rests with drivers. Read story

In Our View: More Americans reaping benefits of reading

May 16, 2024, 6:03am Editorials

Maybe it’s the rain, which keeps many of us indoors for months out of the year. Or perhaps it’s the thoughtful, bookish demeanor that permeates denizens of the Northwest. Read story

In Our View: The remarkable tale of three Bob Fergusons

May 15, 2024, 6:03am Editorials

There is something remarkable in the tale of three Bob Fergusons. Read story

In Our View: America requires deft fiscal management

May 14, 2024, 6:03am Editorials

The fiscal malpractice long demonstrated by both parties in Washington, D.C., is driven home by a recent headline. Read story

In Our View: Cheers & Jeers: Tackling homelessness; ID woes

May 13, 2024, 6:03am Editorials

Cheers: To reducing homelessness. The Vancouver City Council has approved $12.7 million for 13 projects to reduce homelessness. The money comes from the voter-approved Affordable Housing Fund and will add 144 affordable housing units, a 14-bed group home, 20 homes for ownership, staffing for 28 shelter beds and rental assistance… Read story