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In Our View: Washington drug laws need update, but not like Oregon

December 4, 2022, 6:03am Editorials

When Washington lawmakers convene in January, two things are clear regarding the state’s drug laws: Changes are needed; and Washington must not follow the lead of Oregon. Read story

In Our View: Cheers & Jeers: Swift swearing-in; nasty viruses

December 3, 2022, 6:03am Editorials

Cheers: To a new county councilor. Everybody, including the incoming councilor and the outgoing councilor, were caught off-guard, but Sue Marshall was sworn in Wednesday as a member of the Clark County Council. Marshall was elected last month to represent District 5, and councilors typically take office around the first… Read story

In Our View: Kent must commit to accepting recount results

December 2, 2022, 6:03am Editorials

The question is not whether Republican Joe Kent should demand a recount of votes in the 3rd Congressional District. The question is whether Kent and his supporters will accept the results if they don’t go his way. Read story

In Our View: Without change, school shootings will continue

December 1, 2022, 6:03am Editorials

On Nov. 8, a gunman killed a student at Ingraham High School in Seattle. A 14-year-old has been charged with first-degree murder, and a 15-year-old is facing related charges. Read story

In Our View: Reject hatred, speak out against bigotry

November 30, 2022, 6:03am Editorials

Hate has no boundaries. Even in a region we like to think of as accepting, bigotry and discrimination can be prominent. Read story

In Our View: Railroad vital to rural needs, development balance

November 29, 2022, 6:03am Editorials

Refurbishment of the Chelatchie Prairie Railroad continues long-standing efforts to make the line an economic engine for Clark County. As the region tries to balance rural needs with development, the railroad can be a linchpin. Read story

In Our View: Protect, grow Washington’s urban canopy

November 28, 2022, 6:03am Editorials

The headline is provocative, seemingly out of place in this part of the world: “The Evergreen State is losing its trees.” Read story

In Our View: Declining college enrollments a troubling omen

November 27, 2022, 6:03am Editorials

In 2019, the Washington Legislature passed the Workforce Education Investment Act, designed to inject nearly $1 billion into higher education over four years. But even that might not be enough to stem the perfect storm that is swamping American colleges. Read story

Cheers & Jeers: Green energy; false reporting

November 26, 2022, 6:03am Editorials

Cheers: To renewable energy. Clark Public Utilities has reached an agreement to purchase power from the Box Canyon Dam, near the Canadian border in Pend Oreille County. The agreement, which begins in 2026 and runs through 2041, is expected to provide about 10 percent of the local utility’s annual electricity… Read story

In Our View: Small businesses vital to community’s health

November 25, 2022, 6:03am Editorials

While today marks the unofficial start of Christmas shopping season, allow us to look ahead one day. Beyond the shopping frenzy of Black Friday lies Small Business Saturday, a day that can make a difference in our community. Read story