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In Our View: Cheers & Jeers: Talking it out; food cart theft

March 11, 2024, 6:03am Editorials

Cheers: To community discussions. The focus of The Columbian’s Economic Forecast Breakfast was particularly timely this year — artificial intelligence. Business and community leaders gathered to hear a panel of experts discuss the current and future economic impacts of the growing technology. “They don’t have emotions. All they do is… Read story

In Our View: Wilson earned bipartisan respect in Olympia

March 9, 2024, 6:03am Editorials

Sen. Lynda Wilson’s retirement from the Legislature brings forth many thoughts — about both her role as a lawmaker and about politics in general. Read story

In Our View: Voters to decide issues Legislature left on table

March 8, 2024, 6:03am Editorials

With the Legislature passing three voter-driven measures on Monday, a spotlight has been placed on Washington’s initiative system and the foundations of our democracy. Read story

In Our View: Misinformation to blame for measles comeback

March 7, 2024, 6:03am Editorials

For decades, Americans have had little reason to fear measles. Read story

In Our View: Oregon lawmakers avoid time warp

March 6, 2024, 6:03am Editorials

To the benefit of Clark County residents, Oregon lawmakers have seen the light. Read story

In Our View: Sharing a home could help seniors, renters

March 5, 2024, 6:03am Editorials

It is an ambitious idea, and one that generates questions. But it also is a creative plan for mitigating Clark County’s housing shortage and a proposal that warrants discussion. Read story

In Our View: Cheers & Jeers: Transparency; unpaid debt

March 4, 2024, 6:03am Editorials

Cheers: To election transparency. Claims of election fraud in recent years have failed to uncover widespread wrongdoing anywhere in the United States. In fact, the spreading of lies cost Fox News $787 million in a settlement with Dominion Voting Systems. But there has been a benefit to the specious accusations:… Read story

In Our View: Tit-for-tat tariffs is a losing strategy for U.S.

March 2, 2024, 6:03am Editorials

In celebrating international trade and its oversized impact on our state, Sen. Maria Cantwell recently distilled the issue. Read story

In Our View: Taxpayers must define value of public schools

March 1, 2024, 6:03am Editorials

Public education in Clark County — and throughout Washington — is at an inflection point. Ensuring productive schooling for future generations will require effective leadership along with robust support from the public. Read story

In Our View: Leaping at chance to say ‘happy birthday!’

February 29, 2024, 6:03am Editorials

The odds are that Clark County has approximately 350 leaplings. And to those people who because a wrinkle in time often feel left out, we say, “Happy birthday!” Read story