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In Our View: Update electrical grid to keep up with demand

June 4, 2024, 6:03am Editorials

According to various estimates, electricity demand in the United States is expected to increase by at least 30 percent over the next decade. Extreme weather is increasing the use of air conditioning in the summer and heating systems in the winter; electric vehicles require charging; and the digital revolution, which… Read story

In Our View: Cheers & Jeers: A grand grand marshal; a revenue shortfall

June 3, 2024, 6:03am Editorials

Cheers: To Greg McKelvey. The longtime band director at Battle Ground High School has been selected as grand marshal of Saturday’s Grand Floral Parade, the signature event of Portland’s Rose Festival. “It just sunk in today,” McKelvey said during a surprise celebration at the school. “Before I was thinking, ‘Is… Read story

In Our View: Voters understand elections conducted fairly

June 1, 2024, 6:03am Editorials

Months before the 2024 election, voters in Clark County already have weighed in on one contentious issue — our elections are safe, fair and conducted with integrity. Read story

In Our View: Police academy will improve community safety

May 31, 2024, 6:03am Editorials

For years, various studies have indicated that Washington is under-policed. Our state routinely ranks near the bottom in terms of law-enforcement officers per capita, a situation that not only inhibits the prevention and prosecution of crime but generates stress for officers who are on the job. Read story

In Our View: Take action on critical U.S. child care crisis

May 30, 2024, 6:03am Editorials

In considering expansive and contentious legislation, it is important to heed the concerns of critics. Read story

In Our View: Strengthen middle class, backbone of economy

May 29, 2024, 6:03am Editorials

Being middle class in the United States is largely a state of mind. Read story

In Our View: Work together to confront homelessness

May 28, 2024, 6:03am Editorials

Homelessness is an urgent, persistent and obvious problem in our community, one that requires cooperation between governing bodies. Because of that, a decision last week by the Clark County Council is perplexing. Read story

In Our View: Cheers & Jeers: Space exploration; shortages

May 27, 2024, 6:03am Editorials

Cheers: To explorers. Visiting with an astronaut can be interesting for elementary school students, and a conversation this week was particularly unusual for students in the Camas School District. Dr. Michael Barratt made an appearance through a video link from the International Space Station, approximately 250 miles overhead. Read story

In Our View: Acknowledge cost of freedom on Memorial Day

May 25, 2024, 6:03am Editorials

Memorial Day can mean different things to different Americans. Barbecues, auto racing, the unofficial start of summer — they all come to mind with the annual three-day weekend. But at some point between the hamburgers and the beverages, Americans should pause to acknowledge the meaning behind the most solemn of… Read story

In Our View: Investment in housing belated, necessary

May 24, 2024, 6:03am Editorials

Over the past three years, the Legislature has made strong commitments to facilitate the construction of low-income housing throughout Washington. But as history demonstrates, it will take decades for these efforts to be fully realized. The current housing crisis and increased homelessness have their foundations in long-ago federal policy and… Read story