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In Our View: Declining college enrollments a troubling omen

November 27, 2022, 6:03am Editorials

In 2019, the Washington Legislature passed the Workforce Education Investment Act, designed to inject nearly $1 billion into higher education over four years. But even that might not be enough to stem the perfect storm that is swamping American colleges. Read story

Cheers & Jeers: Green energy; false reporting

November 26, 2022, 6:03am Editorials

Cheers: To renewable energy. Clark Public Utilities has reached an agreement to purchase power from the Box Canyon Dam, near the Canadian border in Pend Oreille County. The agreement, which begins in 2026 and runs through 2041, is expected to provide about 10 percent of the local utility’s annual electricity… Read story

In Our View: Small businesses vital to community’s health

November 25, 2022, 6:03am Editorials

While today marks the unofficial start of Christmas shopping season, allow us to look ahead one day. Beyond the shopping frenzy of Black Friday lies Small Business Saturday, a day that can make a difference in our community. Read story

In Our View: We have much to be thankful for in our nation

November 24, 2022, 6:03am Editorials

Today, as we celebrate an observance that dates back 400 years, we have much for which to be thankful. Read story

In Our View: Replenish rainy day fund and help taxpayers

November 23, 2022, 6:03am Editorials

As problems go, this is a good one to have. Washington’s state government is flush with cash, and the revenue forecast released last week provides more good news. Read story

In Our View: With elections, if you don’t play you can’t win

November 22, 2022, 6:03am Editorials

On the playground, if somebody takes the ball and goes home, nobody can participate. Read story

In Our View: Be cautious amid viruses this Thanksgiving

November 21, 2022, 6:03am Editorials

As families large and small gather from near and far this week to give thanks, we offer a gentle reminder that we are in the midst of a pandemic. But that’s not all. Read story

In Our View: Support for light rail depends on transparency

November 20, 2022, 6:03am Editorials

There are valid reasons for opposing a proposed extension of Portland’s light-rail system into Vancouver as part of a new Interstate 5 Bridge. But we hope that discussions about the issue can rely on facts and transparency rather than fear-mongering, and we hope that organizers will heed the concerns of… Read story

In Our View: Cheers to aiming high; Jeers to dog-tired excuse

November 19, 2022, 6:03am Editorials

Cheers: To shooting for the moon. NASA is heading back to the moon, but it couldn’t get there without a boost from Washington. According to the office of Sen. Maria Cantwell, more than 40 companies from this state contributed to the Artemis mission that launched an astronautless capsule toward the… Read story

In Our View: Address spending bill, issues in lame-duck session

November 18, 2022, 6:03am Editorials

Before we look ahead to next year’s Congress, work remains this year for sitting legislators. A lame-duck session before the end of the year could be productive and beneficial for the American people. Read story