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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

Cheers & Jeers: Back in session; blood needed

January 15, 2022, 6:03am Editorials

Cheers: To lawmakers. The 2022 Legislature has convened, with a 60-day session that opened Monday. Although it is a short session, there is plenty to be done, with the lingering coronavirus pandemic adding to the usual list of issues. Gov. Jay Inslee told lawmakers: “We must act according to what… Read story

In Our View: Pandemic can’t squelch county entrepreneurs

January 14, 2022, 6:03am Editorials

The coronavirus pandemic has had a strong but unpredictable impact on the economy. Nearly two years into the age of COVID-19, we are seeing the effects of supply-chain issues, higher-than-usual inflation and a vastly altered workforce that has created labor shortages in many industries. Read story

Letter: Accept truth to move forward

January 14, 2022, 6:00am Editorials

Roy Schimelpfenig’s latest letter “We are not a racist nation” (Our Readers’ Views, Jan. 4) continues to ignore reality. Read story

In Our View: Police reform done right takes time, diligence

January 13, 2022, 6:03am Editorials

A scroll through Columbian.com this week reveals the work that remains on police reform in Washington. While it is tempting to hope for quick and simple solutions, this important work will require time and diligence. Read story

In Our View: Schools must strive to keep in-person learning

January 12, 2022, 6:03am Editorials

A surge in coronavirus infections is playing havoc with in-person education. Vancouver Public Schools has implemented rotating remote learning because of a shortage of bus drivers, and districts throughout the region are facing challenges to keep their doors open. Read story

In Our View: Criminalizing election falsehoods misguided

January 11, 2022, 6:03am Editorials

Gov. Jay Inslee is right to decry lies about free and fair elections being corrupted. But a proposal to criminalize such falsehoods by elected officials and candidates is misguided and would be nearly impossible to enforce. Read story

In Our View: Combating COVID-19 still requires vigilance

January 10, 2022, 6:03am Editorials

The good news about the omicron variant of COVID-19 is that symptoms typically are not as severe as other variants. The bad news is, well, just about everything else. Read story