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In Our View: Invest in teachers to aid schools’ COVID rebound

January 28, 2022, 6:03am Editorials

Recently released data has confirmed what we already suspected: The COVID-19 pandemic has had a negative effect on education. Read story

In Our View: Forest management key to preventing fires

January 27, 2022, 6:03am Editorials

Wildfires are an unavoidable fact of life in the western United States. But action at the state and federal levels can help protect lives and property. Read story

In Our View: I-5 Bridge drawings help span public divide

January 26, 2022, 6:03am Editorials

‘Conceptual,” according to Google, means “relating to or based on mental concepts.” In other words, if something is conceptual, it is not concrete or physical or defined. Read story

In Our View: Bipartisan approach needed on immigration

January 25, 2022, 6:03am Editorials

One year into Joe Biden’s presidency, immigration policy remains a pressing concern. While Biden has taken timid steps to reform a broken system, involvement from Congress is necessary to provide clarity for those in this country legally and those who are aiming to arrive while adhering to our laws. Read story

In Our View: COVID provides break from Oregon income tax

January 24, 2022, 6:03am Editorials

It does not happen often, but occasionally some good news comes out of the COVID-19 pandemic. Such is the case with a recent Columbian report about Washington residents who are employed by Oregon companies but have been working remotely during the pandemic. Read story

In Our View: Voters deserve better redistricting process

January 23, 2022, 6:03am Editorials

An attempt by Republicans to hijack the process for drawing Clark County Council districts has led to bickering and confusion. Read story

In Our View: Cheers & Jeers: WA Cares pause; awful omicron

January 22, 2022, 6:03am Editorials

Cheers: To Legislative action. Washington lawmakers are working to pause the collection of a payroll tax to fund the WA Cares program. The program requires employers to withhold a portion of paychecks to fund a long-term care system, which was passed in 2019 and took effect this year. Read story

In Our View: Public’s interest in climate action is growing

January 21, 2022, 6:03am Editorials

An ongoing opinion survey shows that climate change concerns are resonating with the public. According to the latest results, 33 percent of Americans are “alarmed” by global warming, no longer able to ignore increasing wildfires, floods, hurricanes and other climate disasters. Read story

In Our View: Robust minimum wage is an important tool

January 20, 2022, 6:03am Editorials

One of the primary goals of having a minimum wage is to help facilitate a strong economy. The question, then, is how best to boost the economy while not overly burdening businesses. Read story

In Our View: Vaccines, caution best ways to slow COVID

January 19, 2022, 6:03am Editorials

With COVID-19 cases surging and with hospitals facing staffing shortages, Gov. Jay Inslee has made a prudent decision to deploy the National Guard for assistance. Read story