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June 1, 2023

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In Our View: State’s kids have early start in healthy eating

March 3, 2023, 6:03am Editorials

It probably comes as no surprise that children here tend to eat more fruits and vegetables than children in most states. Washington, after all, is one of the United States’ prime spots for agriculture production. Read story

In Our View: More than money needed to boost education

March 2, 2023, 6:03am Editorials

Chris Reykdal is sounding the alarm about school funding. Washington’s superintendent of public education says the state is not doing enough to support schools and that a declining birth rate and a “perfect storm” of financial pressures could undermine public education for years to come. Read story

In Our View: Scott Adams exercises his freedom to speak

March 1, 2023, 6:03am Editorials

Scott Adams, author of the comic strip “Dilbert,” has every right to spew racist invective. And newspapers that carry the comic have every right to stop doing so in response to his rant during a YouTube livestream. Read story

In Our View: Clark College’s Bee Campus plan buzz-worthy

February 28, 2023, 6:03am Editorials

The rapid decline of bee populations in North America not only reflects a changing climate and reduces our chance of being stung — it has an impact on our food supply. Read story

In Our View: Auditor’s report improves police transparency

February 27, 2023, 6:03am Editorials

A new report regarding investigations into three police shootings in Clark County provides a meaningful example of governmental transparency; carves out a path for improving investigations; and highlights the important work of the Office of the Washington State Auditor. Read story

In Our View: Lawmakers should raise cap on property taxes

February 26, 2023, 6:03am Editorials

Since 2007, the annual inflation rate in the United States has been approximately 2.3 percent. The numbers fluctuate from year to year, but it is a fact of capitalism that prices increase over time. Read story

Cheers & Jeers: Cheney’s bill; weather woes

February 25, 2023, 6:03am Editorials

Cheers: To Rep. Greg Cheney. The first-term legislator, a Republican from Battle Ground, has introduced a bill designed to curb the theft of catalytic converters in Washington. The bill has drawn co-sponsors from both parties, including fellow 18th District newcomer Stephanie McClintock, and would increase penalties for both buyers and… Read story

In Our View: Fox damages credibility of all news outlets

February 24, 2023, 6:03am Editorials

Like many U.S. institutions, the media has faced verbal attacks in recent years. When a president who tells some 30,000 documented lies during four years in office can gain traction by saying the press is “the enemy of the people,” there is some serious disconnect between large segments of the… Read story

In Our View: No task force needed regarding police pursuits

February 23, 2023, 6:03am Editorials

In pondering changes to Washington’s police-pursuit laws, legislators should heed the concerns of law enforcement and citizens. A task force would only delay necessary improvements. Read story

In Our View: Investment key to maintaining public health

February 22, 2023, 6:03am Editorials

Although COVID-19 is still with us, it is not too early to prepare for the next pandemic. The virus, which arrived in the United States in early 2020 and has contributed to more than 1 million American deaths, can provide important lessons about identifying and addressing new threats to public… Read story