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In Our View: Sharing a home could help seniors, renters

March 5, 2024, 6:03am Editorials

It is an ambitious idea, and one that generates questions. But it also is a creative plan for mitigating Clark County’s housing shortage and a proposal that warrants discussion. Read story

In Our View: Cheers & Jeers: Transparency; unpaid debt

March 4, 2024, 6:03am Editorials

Cheers: To election transparency. Claims of election fraud in recent years have failed to uncover widespread wrongdoing anywhere in the United States. In fact, the spreading of lies cost Fox News $787 million in a settlement with Dominion Voting Systems. But there has been a benefit to the specious accusations:… Read story

In Our View: Tit-for-tat tariffs is a losing strategy for U.S.

March 2, 2024, 6:03am Editorials

In celebrating international trade and its oversized impact on our state, Sen. Maria Cantwell recently distilled the issue. Read story

In Our View: Taxpayers must define value of public schools

March 1, 2024, 6:03am Editorials

Public education in Clark County — and throughout Washington — is at an inflection point. Ensuring productive schooling for future generations will require effective leadership along with robust support from the public. Read story

In Our View: Leaping at chance to say ‘happy birthday!’

February 29, 2024, 6:03am Editorials

The odds are that Clark County has approximately 350 leaplings. And to those people who because a wrinkle in time often feel left out, we say, “Happy birthday!” Read story

In Our View: I-5 Bridge tolls must be kept low as possible

February 28, 2024, 6:03am Editorials

As much as anything surrounding a proposed Interstate 5 replacement bridge, discussions about tolls drive home the reality of the project. Read story

In Our View: Difficult to beat speed, cost of traveling by car

February 27, 2024, 6:03am Editorials

It is an interesting exercise – and an informative one. And as four Columbian staff members compare various modes of travel by “racing” from downtown Vancouver to the heart of Seattle, the results are predictable. Read story

Cheers & Jeers: Fiscal sacrifice; closing cruises

February 26, 2024, 6:03am Editorials

Cheers: To fiscal responsibility. With her district facing a $3 million budget shortfall, Washougal School District Superintendent Mary Templeton will see a $21,000 reduction in compensation for the 2024-25 school year. This includes cuts in salary and vacation buybacks, along with the waiver of a contractual salary increase. Read story

In Our View: Theft of curbside recyclables is a conundrum

February 24, 2024, 6:03am Editorials

Is it an annoyance, a problem or a threat? Read story

In Our View: Beaches’ finest offering: community service

February 23, 2024, 6:03am Editorials

When news broke this week that the owners of Beaches Restaurant and Bar would retire at the end of the year, surprisingly our first thought wasn’t about the Beach House Salad. Read story