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Cheers & Jeers: Good, bad of mask protests

February 5, 2022, 6:03am Editorials

Cheers: To Washougal students. While we disagree with their beliefs, cheers go to students at Washougal High School who this week protested the state’s indoor masking mandate. Read story

In Our View: Community colleges offer paths to success

February 4, 2022, 6:03am Editorials

For an increasing number of students, the traditional path from high school to college to career success is taking a detour. Read story

In Our View: Views limited Quiring O’Brien’s effectiveness

February 3, 2022, 6:03am Editorials

During five years on the Clark County Council and three as county chair, Eileen Quiring O’Brien often has embraced fringe positions that derail efficient government. Her resignation, effective March 1, provides the council with an opportunity to be defined by thoughtful leadership rather than dogma. Read story

In Our View: Congress key to getting cash out of cannabis

February 2, 2022, 6:03am Editorials

A surge in armed robberies at marijuana stores in Washington highlights the need for Congress to meet the needs of the cannabis industry. Read story

In Our View: Doxxing legislation needs more time, discussion

February 1, 2022, 6:03am Editorials

The Washington Legislature is wise to consider the impact of doxxing and invasions of privacy. But effective legislation will require more work and more thoughtful consideration than can be accomplished during this year’s session. Read story

In Our View: Public transit warrants rethinking in wake of virus

January 31, 2022, 6:03am Editorials

The issue seems rather simple: If you use a service that typically comes at a price and you do not pay, that is theft. Read story

In Our View: County council should reject proposed ordinance

January 30, 2022, 6:03am Editorials

Clark County councilors should firmly reject a proposed ordinance aimed at banning mask and vaccine mandates. The ordinance would put the county at severe risk of lawsuits, lost funding and mockery from other municipalities throughout the state. It also likely would be in conflict with state and federal law. Read story

Cheers & Jeers: Defending facts; foolish prank

January 29, 2022, 6:03am Editorials

Cheers: To fighting misinformation. While we editorially oppose Gov. Jay Inslee’s proposal to criminalize lies about election results and security, efforts to combat such misinformation must continue. Falsehoods about the 2020 presidential election remain widespread, undermining faith in our democracy; in one extreme case, they led to an insurrection last… Read story

In Our View: Invest in teachers to aid schools’ COVID rebound

January 28, 2022, 6:03am Editorials

Recently released data has confirmed what we already suspected: The COVID-19 pandemic has had a negative effect on education. Read story

In Our View: Forest management key to preventing fires

January 27, 2022, 6:03am Editorials

Wildfires are an unavoidable fact of life in the western United States. But action at the state and federal levels can help protect lives and property. Read story