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Thursday, September 28, 2023
Sept. 28, 2023

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In Our View: Trash at homeless camps complicated issue

September 16, 2023, 6:03am Editorials

Addressing the crisis of homelessness in Clark County — and elsewhere — requires strong intervention from local governments. It also requires an informed and thoughtful public that focuses on the realities of the issue rather than inflammatory rhetoric. Read story

In Our View: Food waste facility to mitigate climate change

September 15, 2023, 6:03am Editorials

According to the state Department of Ecology, Washington residents produce approximately 1.2 million tons of food waste per year. That is more than 300 pounds per person of excess produce, meats, dairy, nuts, seeds and grains, plus unusable bits such as shells or bones. Read story

In Our View: Adjust school construction funding model

September 14, 2023, 6:03am Editorials

A ruling last week by the state Supreme Court extends well beyond the issue of school construction. It also highlights a growing nihilism that threatens the foundation of our society. Read story

In Our View: Focus on deal to avoid government shutdown

September 13, 2023, 6:03am Editorials

As the House of Representatives returns to work this week, it is disconcerting that the primary topic of discussion seems to be whether Republicans will attempt to impeach President Joe Biden. Read story

In Our View: Teachers’ strikes shine spotlight on state law

September 12, 2023, 6:03am Editorials

With teachers’ strikes having been resolved and students having returned to class and some normalcy having been restored in the Camas and Evergreen school districts, it is time for the Legislature to get involved. Read story

Cheers & Jeers: Recovery; drug residue

September 11, 2023, 6:03am Editorials

Cheers: To a human connection. The Hands Across the Bridge gathering took place on Labor Day, providing a powerful reminder of the strength demonstrated by those in recovery from addiction. The annual event brings together people who link hands across the Interstate 5 Bridge, celebrating their daily triumphs. Read story

In Our View: We must ensure lessons of 9/11 are not lost

September 9, 2023, 6:03am Editorials

According to demographers, approximately one-third of the United States population was born in 1997 or later — defined as Generation Z and Generation Alpha. Those cohorts have no conscious memory of the events on Sept. 11, 2001 — or the nation that existed previously. Read story

In Our View: Rep. Perez’s independence is refreshing

September 8, 2023, 6:03am Editorials

The nuances of representative democracy are easily lost. Particularly in an era when sound-bite theatrics are often confused with governance, it is easy to overlook the specifics that go into developing legislation. Read story

In Our View: Invest in internet infrastructure expansion

September 7, 2023, 6:03am Editorials

As the COVID-19 pandemic demonstrated, internet service has passed out of the “luxury” category to become a household necessity. Like running water or electricity, we should expect governments to construct and support infrastructure that delivers fast, reliable service to all American households. Read story

In Our View: Grocery chain merger wouldn’t help consumers

September 6, 2023, 6:03am Editorials

The Federal Trade Commission should heed the advice of Washington’s Mike Pellicciotti and six fellow state treasurers in opposing a merger of the Kroger and Albertsons grocery chains. Read story