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In Our View: Benefits of police body cameras made clear

July 29, 2023, 6:03am Editorials

The benefits of police body cameras can be witnessed in an incident involving the Vancouver Police Department. Read story

In Our View: No easy answer when RV is a person’s home

July 28, 2023, 6:03am Editorials

The question, as usual, becomes “Where should they go?” Like other issues surrounding unhoused people, the topic of recreational vehicles comes down to what options are available for those who are housing insecure in our community. Read story

In Our View: State played role in developing atomic bomb

July 27, 2023, 6:03am Editorials

Although it receives only small mentions in “Oppenheimer,” Washington state played a large role in the development of the atomic bomb and the beginning of the nuclear age. Read story

In Our View: Leaders can learn from failed trade agreement

July 26, 2023, 6:03am Editorials

A summit in Seattle this week puts a spotlight on a U.S. policy failure of the past decade. Read story

In Our View: Weigh the benefits of lotteries against the costs

July 25, 2023, 6:03am Editorials

A vast, decadeslong societal transformation has been in the news lately — and it has nothing to do with climate change or election results or drag queens. Instead, it is news about state-run lotteries, which have altered the relationship between citizens and their government. Read story

In Our View: Cheers & Jeers: Main St. update; morning mess

July 24, 2023, 6:03am Editorials

Cheers: To Main Street improvements. City of Vancouver officials are finalizing plans to renovate Main Street, enhancing the downtown core and improving pedestrian access. Reports The Columbian: “The city will soon direct more than $10 million — mostly from federal grants, such as the American Rescue Plan Act — to… Read story

In Our View: County salary increases is money well-spent

July 22, 2023, 6:03am Editorials

Having efficient, knowledgeable, hardworking people in government is essential to a thriving community. At the county level, those workers maintain roads, process permit applications, ensure fair elections and perform thousands of other tasks in the public eye and behind the scenes. Read story

In Our View: Address immigration reform to support farms

July 21, 2023, 6:03am Editorials

Leaving succulent Washington cherries and apples on the tree to spoil is not beneficial for growers or consumers. But that is the prospect as Congress persistently fails to address immigration reform. Read story

In Our View: Kudos for improved fireworks enforcement

July 20, 2023, 6:03am Editorials

Amid increasing complaints, it is apparent that Clark County’s fireworks issue is continuing to blow up. More work is required to coordinate laws at the local or state level and to improve public education. Read story

In Our View: Government must lead on affordable housing

July 19, 2023, 6:03am Editorials

The issue of affordable housing in Vancouver calls to mind a quote from Gov. Jay Inslee. Read story