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In Our View: Federal cannabis laws stuck in the past

September 2, 2022, 6:03am Editorials

A recent poll from Gallup demonstrates two immutable truths about the United States: Social mores have been vastly altered in recent generations, and federal policy regarding marijuana remains hopelessly archaic. Read story

In Our View: Trees are a key ally in fighting climate change

September 1, 2022, 6:00am Editorials

According to the Arbor Day Foundation, Vancouver warrants the distinction of Tree City USA. This is no surprise, considering that 91 cities in Washington qualify for the honor and considering that we are part of the Evergreen State. Trees have been linked with our culture, heritage and economy for generations. Read story

In Our View: Lawmakers must support mental health care

August 31, 2022, 6:03am Editorials

The history of mental health legislation in the United States demonstrates the difficulty of dealing with the issue as a matter of politics. With the stress of modern life being compounded by the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever for lawmakers at the state and federal levels to… Read story

In Our View: Cost of college out of reach for working class

August 30, 2022, 6:03am Editorials

President Joe Biden’s plan to relieve student debt has addressed the concerns of many college students and recent graduates. At Washington State University Vancouver, for example, 43 percent of students in 2020-21 met requirements for federal Pell Grants, creating debt that many of them would carry for years. Read story

In Our View: Start school year off on the right foot

August 29, 2022, 6:03am Editorials

This is a week of excitement — and trepidation — for local students, a week of anticipation — and relief — for parents. It also is a week of worry and work and adventure for teachers and administrators and the staff members who make schools run smoothly. Read story

In Our View: Safe Stay Communities are on the right path

August 28, 2022, 6:03am Editorials

Efforts to address homelessness must focus on several primary goals: Read story

In Our View: Cheers & Jeers: Class choice; brazen thief

August 27, 2022, 6:03am Editorials

Cheers: To educational options. The Ridgefield School District is making its Wisdom Ridge Academy available to students throughout the state. The online alternative school previously enrolled only students living in the district or from select nearby districts. Read story

In Our View: Meta courts secrecy in challenge to state law

August 26, 2022, 6:57am Editorials

One of the fundamental aspects of free and fair elections is that voters are able to follow the money. The right to know who is financing political campaigns and political advertising should be considered sacrosanct for a functioning democracy. Read story

In Our View: The age of electric vehicles around the corner

August 25, 2022, 6:03am Editorials

With the Super Bowl – or, more accurately, Super Bowl commercials – being an annual reflection of the zeitgeist, this year’s game was notable. No fewer than eight commercials for electric vehicles aired during the February broadcast, mixed among promotions for cryptocurrency, beer and potato chips. Read story

In Our View: Biden must address student loan debt

August 24, 2022, 6:03am Editorials

In Washington, about 800,000 residents owe more than $27 billion in student loan debt – an average of about $35,000 per borrower. That burden can slow their pursuit of the American Dream – the ability and willingness to purchase a home, start a family or partake in other traditional rites… Read story