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In Our View: Bipartisan approach needed on immigration

January 25, 2022, 6:03am Editorials

One year into Joe Biden’s presidency, immigration policy remains a pressing concern. While Biden has taken timid steps to reform a broken system, involvement from Congress is necessary to provide clarity for those in this country legally and those who are aiming to arrive while adhering to our laws. Read story

In Our View: COVID provides break from Oregon income tax

January 24, 2022, 6:03am Editorials

It does not happen often, but occasionally some good news comes out of the COVID-19 pandemic. Such is the case with a recent Columbian report about Washington residents who are employed by Oregon companies but have been working remotely during the pandemic. Read story

In Our View: Voters deserve better redistricting process

January 23, 2022, 6:03am Editorials

An attempt by Republicans to hijack the process for drawing Clark County Council districts has led to bickering and confusion. Read story

In Our View: Cheers & Jeers: WA Cares pause; awful omicron

January 22, 2022, 6:03am Editorials

Cheers: To Legislative action. Washington lawmakers are working to pause the collection of a payroll tax to fund the WA Cares program. The program requires employers to withhold a portion of paychecks to fund a long-term care system, which was passed in 2019 and took effect this year. Read story

In Our View: Public’s interest in climate action is growing

January 21, 2022, 6:03am Editorials

An ongoing opinion survey shows that climate change concerns are resonating with the public. According to the latest results, 33 percent of Americans are “alarmed” by global warming, no longer able to ignore increasing wildfires, floods, hurricanes and other climate disasters. Read story

In Our View: Robust minimum wage is an important tool

January 20, 2022, 6:03am Editorials

One of the primary goals of having a minimum wage is to help facilitate a strong economy. The question, then, is how best to boost the economy while not overly burdening businesses. Read story

In Our View: Vaccines, caution best ways to slow COVID

January 19, 2022, 6:03am Editorials

With COVID-19 cases surging and with hospitals facing staffing shortages, Gov. Jay Inslee has made a prudent decision to deploy the National Guard for assistance. Read story

In Our View: Legislature must make transportation a priority

January 18, 2022, 6:03am Editorials

As Clark County residents know, failure to invest in infrastructure has consequences that grow exponentially over time. Years of failing to fix the Interstate 5 Bridge and the I-5 corridor have manifested in a situation that hampers the economy of the entire region. Read story

In Our View: Sports gambling legislation needs adjustments

January 17, 2022, 6:03am Editorials

Washington legislators should rethink their stance regarding who is allowed to manage sports gambling in the state. Regardless of the allegations in a new lawsuit over the issue — or the eventual outcome of that lawsuit — the flaws in the legislation are evident. Read story

In Our View: ‘Forced quarantine’ claims endanger society

January 16, 2022, 6:03am Editorials

The foolishness surrounding a recent meeting of the state Board of Health demonstrates the danger of allowing misinformation to fuel mass hysteria. Read story