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In Our View: Lifting indoor masks mandates should be soon

February 15, 2022, 6:03am Editorials

Gov. Jay Inslee last week said the “day is coming” for the lifting of Washington’s indoor mask mandate. That day should be soon, allowing individuals to make personal decisions about mask-wearing; prudent people will continue to don masks in public places, working to protect themselves and others from a COVID-19… Read story

In Our View: Get moving on state transportation package

February 14, 2022, 6:03am Editorials

A transportation proposal from legislative Democrats is an ambitious effort to move Washington toward the future. Now the hard work begins. Read story

In Our View: Homelessness requires a blend of solutions

February 13, 2022, 6:03am Editorials

Five years after Vancouver voters approved a tax levy to support affordable housing, the benefits sometimes are difficult to see. Homelessness remains a pressing problem, with tent communities in many sections of the city, and officials are moving forward with a series of supported campsites to provide safe locations for… Read story

In Our View: Cheers & Jeers: COVID rate falls; foul flyer

February 12, 2022, 6:03am Editorials

Cheers: To encouraging COVID-19 news. Coronavirus infection rates are trending in the right direction. Infections declined in Clark County over the past week; cases among schoolchildren and school staff have declined; and Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases has said the United States is… Read story

In Our View: Nurse staffing bills may not be healthy approach

February 11, 2022, 6:03am Editorials

As two years of the COVID-19 pandemic have demonstrated, nurses perform heroic work. That work has become even more arduous, with staffing shortages and physical danger being added to the list of difficulties. Read story

In Our View: Jan. 6 probe vital to defending our democracy

February 10, 2022, 6:03am Editorials

Recent revelations reinforce the need for a congressional investigation of the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol. They also unveil then-President Donald Trump’s deep-seated desire to destroy American democracy. Read story

In Our View: Life sciences industry poised for growth

February 9, 2022, 6:03am Editorials

Washington long has demonstrated the benefits of innovative companies. Read story

In Our View: History is about preparing students for future

February 8, 2022, 6:03am Editorials

Black History Month dates back to the 1920s in the United States, and it has formally been recognized since 1976. Never, perhaps, has it been so important. Read story

In Our View: Kreidler shouldn’t act alone on credit ratings

February 7, 2022, 6:03am Editorials

As the letters to the editor section of The Columbian has detailed, many Washington residents have been surprised in recent months by sharp increases to premiums for their auto or home insurance. Read story

In Our View: In pandemic or not, power must be balanced

February 6, 2022, 6:03am Editorials

Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Jay Inslee has used the power of his office to aggressively protect public health. Questions remain, however, regarding the extent of that power. Read story