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In Our View: Extending eviction moratorium wrong approach

June 28, 2021, 6:03am Editorials

Gov. Jay Inslee’s extension of a statewide eviction moratorium expands an overly broad policy and ignores legislation passed this year to balance the needs of renters and landlords. Read story

In Our View: Critical race theory target of ill-informed rhetoric

June 27, 2021, 6:03am Editorials

Discussion about the inclusion of critical race theory in Washington schools is necessary. But that discussion must be based on facts rather the kind of rhetoric that has inhabited internet posts and conservative media. Read story

In Our View: Cheers & Jeers: Fireworks fuss; beware of heat

June 26, 2021, 6:03am Editorials

Cheers … and jeers: To fireworks. Adding to a seemingly endless debate in Clark County, fireworks go on sale beginning Monday in unincorporated areas. The county council last year passed a fireworks ban (which would have started in 2022), and this year rescinded that ban. Within the Vancouver city limits,… Read story

In Our View: Congested roads signal return to normalcy

June 25, 2021, 6:03am Editorials

As the economy reopens and social outings resume, we are reminded of a pre-pandemic scourge in our lives: Traffic congestion. Increased activity has brought back clogged roads and frustration for drivers. Read story

In Our View: Leadership required in drought, climate crisis

June 24, 2021, 6:03am Editorials

For Clark County residents, drought is largely inconceivable. The Great River of the West runs through our backyard, driving the economy and defining the culture as it has for thousands of years, and we typically have no shortage of rain. Read story

In Our View: Lack of child care slowing economic recovery

June 23, 2021, 6:03am Editorials

On July 4, Washington residents submitting unemployment claims must once again actively search for jobs in order to receive payments. That requirement was suspended early in the coronavirus pandemic, and the hope is that reinstating it will help ease a labor shortage throughout the state. Read story

In Our View: Bolster Affordable Care Act, don’t destroy it

June 22, 2021, 6:03am Editorials

A decision last week from the U.S. Supreme Court preserved the Affordable Care Act, but much work remains to boost American health care. Read story

In Our View: Shipping industry’s woes hit Washington hard

June 21, 2021, 6:03am Editorials

A visit from Gov. Jay Inslee last week highlighted the importance of ports to Washington’s economy. But as the governor examined the Port of Vancouver’s impressive status as a major importer of wind turbine blades, it was impossible not to think about the chaos facing the global shipping industry. Read story

In Our View: Celebrate the special roles that fathers play

June 20, 2021, 6:03am Editorials

Throughout its history, the state of Washington has made transformative contributions to American society. Boeing made the world smaller, Microsoft made it smarter, and Amazon has delivered it to your doorstep. But today we celebrate one of our state’s lesser-known contributions: Father’s Day. Read story

Harrop: Economic nationalism takes control of supply

June 20, 2021, 6:01am Editorials

China is America’s economic rival. The way capitalists deal with rivals is to compete. President Joe Biden vows to compete with this rival on the rival’s terms. He calls it “extreme competition.” Read story