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In Our View: Devising 2-year budget Legislature’s priority

January 10, 2021, 6:03am Editorials

The unusual nature of this year’s legislative session will be on display Monday. Before agreeing to hold remote meetings in the age of COVID-19, lawmakers must meet in person in Olympia. Read story

In our View: Cheers & Jeers: Activities good, ‘defiance’ isn’t

January 9, 2021, 6:03am Editorials

Cheers: To getting outdoors. Vancouver’s Parks and Recreation department has come up with a clever way to get residents outside and moving a little. The “Go Play, Vancouver!” initiative provides weekly activities to help cure the winter doldrums, such as a park-focused scavenger hunt. Read story

In Our View: New laws help make Washington more livable

January 8, 2021, 6:03am Editorials

Along with the hope for a better year than the last one, 2021 has arrived with several new laws in Washington. New standards took effect Jan. 1 governing how much we pay for prescription drugs and how we care for children and even how some of us drive big rigs. Read story

In Our View: Trump leads attack on American democracy

January 6, 2021, 5:07pm Editorials

American democracy came under attack Wednesday. But rather than a cyber breach or an act of terrorism from agents of a foreign adversary, this attack was delivered by Americans acting under a distorted definition of patriotism. Read story

In Our View: Science, safety key in returning to classrooms

January 6, 2021, 6:03am Editorials

Recognizing that schools have not proven to be superspreaders of coronavirus, Gov. Jay Inslee last month uttered the words many Washington parents and students have longed to hear: “It is time to begin the process of getting more of our students back in the classroom.” Read story

In Our View: Trump’s self-serving lies undermine democracy

January 6, 2021, 6:03am Editorials

For four years, Donald Trump has saturated the American landscape with lies. Some assertions have been relatively harmless but easily disproved, such as those about the size of the crowd for his inauguration. Others have been more consequential, such as those that downplayed the danger of the coronavirus pandemic. Read story

In Our View: We can decide when the pandemic ends

January 5, 2021, 6:03am Editorials

It’s the fifth day of the new year. Perhaps the most difficult year of our lives is behind us, but somehow we don’t feel any better. We can go to the store, if we wear our masks, and if the store isn’t too busy. We can go out to eat,… Read story

In Our View: Shake up Employment Security Department

January 3, 2021, 6:03am Editorials

2020 has been a hellish year for everyone. That’s certainly true for Washington’s Employment Security Department. But it’s even more true for Washingtonians whose jobs have been lost or cut back due to the pandemic and must look to the agency for jobless aid. Because nine months into the pandemic,… Read story

In Our View: Cheers & Jeers: Add diversity, not guns

January 2, 2021, 6:03am Editorials

Cheers: To diversifying Vancouver city leadership. In addition to the obvious – in Vancouver’s 163-year history, only one Black person has served on the city council – there are more subtle biases, including a tendency for almost all of the councilors to come from the city’s west side, and to… Read story

In Our View: Eight personal experiences to enjoy in 2021

January 1, 2021, 6:03am Editorials

We like to make New Year’s resolutions, but we don’t tend to keep to them much beyond Groundhog’s Day. So instead of making resolutions this year, we’ve made a list of personal experiences we all might look forward to in 2021: Read story