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In Our View: Cheers & Jeers: Catching rays; fire impediments

August 28, 2023, 6:03am Editorials

Cheers: To catching some rays. Clark Public Utilities is preparing to launch its second community solar project — a series of five solar energy systems on buildings at the Port of Camas-Washougal. Beginning Friday, local residents, businesses and governments may invest in the project, which is expected to generate more… Read story

In Our View: Heights development, concerns a balancing act

August 26, 2023, 6:03am Editorials

Efforts to reinvent the Heights District in central Vancouver call to mind a proverb from ancient Greece: “Big results require big ambitions.” Read story

In Our View: Quick action needed on mental health system

August 25, 2023, 6:03am Editorials

A lawsuit from 22 Washington counties against the state government points out the frustration of officials throughout the state and the need for added attention on mental health services. Read story

In Our View: Research gun violence reduction strategies

August 24, 2023, 6:03am Editorials

Most Americans, we believe, can agree that the United States should work to reduce gun violence. While there is room for debate over specific strategies, most responsible gun owners and gun-rights activists can recognize that our nation has a problem. Read story

In Our View: Elevate democracy in GOP presidential debate

August 23, 2023, 6:03am Editorials

American democracy depends on conflicting opinions competing in the marketplace of ideas, forging solutions that move our nation forward. But it also requires a shared belief in that democracy and the governmental system that is laid out in the U.S. Constitution. Read story

In Our View: Mill deconstruction represents Camas’ progress

August 22, 2023, 6:03am Editorials

Whether or not deconstruction work at Camas’ paper mill is environmentally “nonsignificant,” the action will be consequential and symbolic for the growing city along the Columbia River. Read story

In Our View: Cheers & Jeers: Building boon; in need of repair

August 21, 2023, 6:03am Editorials

Cheers: To bigger footprints. The Vancouver City Council is sensibly reconsidering restrictions on the size of building footprints in downtown Vancouver. If approved, the changes would be an acknowledgement that the city is growing, larger buildings are in our future, and more consistency is needed for downtown building codes. There… Read story

In Our View: State’s carbon-pricing program needs tweaking

August 19, 2023, 6:03am Editorials

The latest news about Washington’s carbon-pricing program generates conflicting reactions. Together, those reactions demonstrate the need for lawmakers to tweak the program that took effect this year. Read story

In Our View: Police raid on newspaper warrants attention

August 18, 2023, 6:03am Editorials

Whether it happened in a small Kansas town or a major metropolitan area, a police raid on a newspaper should be disturbing to all Americans who believe in the rule of law and the First Amendment. Read story

In Our View: Preventing more wildfires in region is up to you

August 17, 2023, 6:03am Editorials

For nearly 80 years, it has served as an effective public-service message: “Only you can prevent wildfires.” Read story