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In Our View: Nuclear energy could be part of the solution

June 6, 2023, 6:03am Editorials

In multiple ways, Friday’s edition of The Columbian reflected growing debates about energy production in the United States. Read story

In Our View: School for deaf project worthwhile investment

June 5, 2023, 6:03am Editorials

A groundbreaking last week for new facilities at the Washington School for the Deaf in Vancouver represents a strong investment from the state and a firm belief in the unique value provided by the specialty school. Read story

In Our View: Let improved system work in police shooting

June 3, 2023, 6:03am Editorials

Thus far, we don’t know all the facts about a fatal police shooting Tuesday in central Vancouver. But because of increased scrutiny placed on such shootings, we are confident that those facts will emerge, providing transparency and accountability. Read story

In Our View: Establish secure future for all generations

June 2, 2023, 6:03am Editorials

From the files of self-delusion, there is a popular saying that “60 is the new 50.” Unless, of course, the speaker is closer to 50 years of age, in which case 50 is the new 40. The point is that we like to pretend we are ageless, creaky joints and… Read story

In Our View: Lawmakers must act to protect waterways

June 1, 2023, 6:03am Editorials

Some 50 years ago, members of Congress were forceful and united regarding a desire to clean up and protect the United States’ waterways. Such unity is needed again from a legislative body that too often these days succumbs to division and directionless meandering. Lawmakers must defend and bolster the Clean… Read story

In Our View: Debt ceiling now political football; just spike it

May 31, 2023, 6:03am Editorials

If Congress approves the budget agreement hammered out by President Joe Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, it should generate only a brief sigh of relief from the American public. Returning the nation to fiscal sanity rather than brinkmanship will require the elimination of the arcane and archaic debt ceiling. Read story

In Our View: Bridge renderings prompt thoughtful opinions

May 30, 2023, 6:03am Editorials

There are variations of this axiom, but we’ll go with a relatively tasteful one: Opinions are like noses; everybody has one and none of them are perfect. Read story

In Our View: Memorial Day reminds that freedom isn’t free

May 29, 2023, 6:03am Editorials

Although America’s wars have been fought far from the Northwest, one needn’t travel far to appreciate the solemnity of today. Read story

In Our View: 4th Safe Stay site plan fuels cautious optimism

May 28, 2023, 6:03am Editorials

A proposal for a fourth Safe Stay Community in Vancouver is encouraging. But it also generates numerous questions that must be answered before the plan is adopted. Read story

In Our View: Cheers & Jeers: Housing help; missing pancakes

May 27, 2023, 6:03am Editorials

Cheers: To tax dollars at work. The Vancouver City Council has approved plans for the Affordable Housing Fund for 2023-24, awarding $4.2 million to four local organizations. The fund was created by a voter-approved property tax levy in 2016, and voters agreed last year to expand the fund over the… Read story