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Sept. 22, 2023

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In Our View: Equitable representation in districts paramount

September 22, 2023, 6:03am Editorials

An issue over legislative districts in Central Washington reinforces the importance of seeking equitable representation for all citizens — even as it raises questions about our political divisions. Read story

In Our View: Safe Stay communities humane, efficient

September 21, 2023, 6:03am Editorials

The start of construction on the next Safe Stay site in Vancouver calls to mind the evolution of how Americans care for their destitute. Read story

In Our View: Decriminalizing drugs harms community

September 20, 2023, 6:03am Editorials

The drawbacks of decriminalizing drugs are evident in Oregon. Read story

In Our View: Aging-friendly community good for everyone

September 19, 2023, 6:03am Editorials

Developing an aging-friendly community is all about the details. Recognizing the needs of an older population ranges from housing to health care to even crosswalks. Read story

In Our View: Cheers & Jeers: Emergency powers; now hiring

September 18, 2023, 6:03am Editorials

Cheers: To emergency powers. A Washington state appeals court has dismissed a claim challenging Gov. Jay Inslee’s use of emergency proclamations related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The court decided the issue is moot at this point, saying, “the COVID-19 pandemic was a unique circumstance that is unlikely to recur.” While… Read story

In Our View: Trash at homeless camps complicated issue

September 16, 2023, 6:03am Editorials

Addressing the crisis of homelessness in Clark County — and elsewhere — requires strong intervention from local governments. It also requires an informed and thoughtful public that focuses on the realities of the issue rather than inflammatory rhetoric. Read story

In Our View: Food waste facility to mitigate climate change

September 15, 2023, 6:03am Editorials

According to the state Department of Ecology, Washington residents produce approximately 1.2 million tons of food waste per year. That is more than 300 pounds per person of excess produce, meats, dairy, nuts, seeds and grains, plus unusable bits such as shells or bones. Read story

In Our View: Adjust school construction funding model

September 14, 2023, 6:03am Editorials

A ruling last week by the state Supreme Court extends well beyond the issue of school construction. It also highlights a growing nihilism that threatens the foundation of our society. Read story

In Our View: Focus on deal to avoid government shutdown

September 13, 2023, 6:03am Editorials

As the House of Representatives returns to work this week, it is disconcerting that the primary topic of discussion seems to be whether Republicans will attempt to impeach President Joe Biden. Read story

In Our View: Teachers’ strikes shine spotlight on state law

September 12, 2023, 6:03am Editorials

With teachers’ strikes having been resolved and students having returned to class and some normalcy having been restored in the Camas and Evergreen school districts, it is time for the Legislature to get involved. Read story