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In Our View: Vancouver Waterfront Gateway offers opportunity

August 16, 2022, 6:03am Editorials

Among other benefits, a proposed Vancouver Waterfront Gateway offers an important opportunity to enhance housing equity in the downtown core. Read story

In Our View: Biden’s legislative roll places focus on policy

August 15, 2022, 6:03am Editorials

Nearly 19 months into the Biden presidency, at least one welcome change is noticeable from the previous regime: Americans have reason to talk about policy. Read story

In Our View: Increased elections knowledge aids democracy

August 14, 2022, 6:03am Editorials

One benefit to increased scrutiny of elections is improved transparency. Frequent questions about ballots and how they are counted — and specious claims of fraud — have led to an increased understanding of the process. Read story

In Our View: Cheers & Jeers: Parklets praise; scarce spuds

August 13, 2022, 6:03am Editorials

Cheers: To parklets. The city of Vancouver is extending a program that allows businesses — primarily restaurants — to operate seating areas in what previously were on-street parking spaces. There will be a change, however. Beginning in November, a fee of $75 a month plus a 12.84 percent state excise… Read story

In Our View: Put vaccines on back-to-school to-do list

August 12, 2022, 6:03am Editorials

Believe it or not, the start of the school year is less than three weeks away. Students in districts throughout Clark County return to class the final week of August, meaning that now is the time to stockpile school supplies and school clothes and whatever other necessities are required for… Read story

In Our View: Herrera Beutler graceful in face of defeat

August 11, 2022, 6:03am Editorials

The ouster of Jaime Herrera Beutler as our congressional representative brings about something increasingly rare in modern politics: A gracious farewell. Read story

In Our View: Democrats’ bill a win for climate, future

August 10, 2022, 6:03am Editorials

Despite the lofty ambitions expressed in its title, the Inflation Reduction Act likely will do little to ease rising prices for American consumers. It will, however, generate transformative and necessary changes to the U.S. economy, enhancing long-term stability and enacting several beneficial policies. Read story

In Our View: Fossil fuel facility ban a step toward clean energy

August 9, 2022, 6:03am Editorials

The overriding question for local leaders is, “What kind of community do we want?” City and county governments play a large role in answering that question, having more influence on local life than the person occupying the White House or the party in control of Congress. Read story

In Our View: Addressing climate change will aid wildfire fight

August 8, 2022, 6:03am Editorials

While Western Washington so far has avoided the hazy skies and cough-inducing air that sometimes symbolize wildfire season, other parts of the state have not been so lucky. Read story

In Our View: Election a victory for state’s top-two primary

August 7, 2022, 6:03am Editorials

The results remain unclear. But an early analysis of Tuesday’s primary election provides some interesting insight into Washington’s election system. Read story