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In Our View: Auditor’s Office data breach adds insult to injury

February 7, 2021, 6:03am Editorials

A data breach at the State Auditor’s Office has compounded the mess that has been Washington’s unemployment insurance system throughout the coronavirus pandemic. Read story

Cheers & Jeers: Sports good, cutting in line bad

February 6, 2021, 6:03am Editorials

Cheers: To high school athletics. There are no games yet, because of the coronavirus pandemic, but there is news in high school sports. Read story

In Our View: C-Tran on right route with rapid transit plans

February 5, 2021, 6:03am Editorials

Judging by the results of C-Tran’s initial Bus Rapid Transit line, a similar system along Mill Plain Boulevard is warranted. Read story

In Our View: Billy Frank Jr. deserves place in Statuary Hall

February 4, 2021, 6:03am Editorials

In posthumously awarding the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Billy Frank Jr. in 2015, President Barack Obama provided a quick synopsis of the activist’s impact: “He saved the salmon that had fed his family for generations,” Obama said. “He was spat on, shot at, chased, clubbed and cast as an… Read story

In Our View: Tree-planting a local measure with global reach

February 3, 2021, 6:03am Editorials

Planting trees in Vancouver is a prime example of thinking globally but acting locally. Residents added 1,490 trees to the city’s canopy in 2020, participating in a series of planting events throughout the year. Read story

In Our View: Economic outlook uncertain amid pandemic

February 2, 2021, 6:03am Editorials

To borrow an old phrase, the only predictable thing about the economy is that it is unpredictable. Read story

In Our View: New homebuilding standards necessary hurdle

February 1, 2021, 6:03am Editorials

The timing of new energy-efficiency standards for homebuilders in Washington is, indeed, unfortunate. But the urgency of climate change demands action, not more rounds of claiming “now just isn’t a good time.” Read story

In Our View: Despite supply issues, vaccine efforts advance

January 31, 2021, 6:03am Editorials

Thus far, it appears, the biggest issue with coronavirus inoculations is a shortage of vaccines. About one month since the rollout of vaccines approved by the federal government, demand is outstripping supply for the still-nascent vaccination programs in Clark County. Read story

In Our View: Cheers & Jeers: Virus test; cutting in line

January 30, 2021, 6:03am Editorials

Cheers: To coronavirus testing. A free, no-barrier testing site is up and running in Vancouver. Located at Tower Mall along Mill Plain Boulevard, the drive-through and walk-up facility has administered about 250 tests a day since opening two weeks ago. It can handle up to 1,000 tests a day if… Read story

In Our View: State’s redistricting rules good, could be better

January 29, 2021, 6:03am Editorials

As the Washington State Redistricting Commission begins its work, residents can be thankful for the state’s system of redrawing congressional and legislative districts. That system is imperfect, yet it is superior to that of most states. Read story