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In Our View: Main Street Promise is a forward-looking idea

November 4, 2023, 6:03am Editorials

A little more than a decade ago, Main Street in downtown Vancouver offered a one-way trip leading out of town. It was a sad and symbolic message about the state of the city’s core. Read story

In Our View: Agreeable solution critical for iconic salmon

November 3, 2023, 6:03am Editorials

Understanding the cultural and economic impact of salmon, most Northwest residents can agree on the importance of the iconic species. That likely is where the agreements end, however, as decades of discussions, expenditures and preservation efforts have been accompanied by a steady decline in salmon population. Read story

In Our View: Local elections secure and conducted fairly

November 2, 2023, 6:03am Editorials

With ballots for the 2023 general election due Tuesday, we remain confident in the security of balloting in Clark County and throughout most of Washington. Any sober analysis of the process leads to the conclusion that local elections are conducted in a safe and fair manner. Read story

In Our View: Keep up electric vehicle infrastructure progress

November 1, 2023, 6:03am Editorials

It is far from a tsunami of change, and more like a steady, growing trickle. But as Washington motorists increasingly opt for electric vehicles, the need for adequate infrastructure becomes more pressing. Read story

In Our View: Opposition to libraries continues despite benefits

October 31, 2023, 6:03am Editorials

Among the more perplexing aspects of the United States’ culture wars is the targeting of books and libraries. Expanding minds and sharing experiences and offering diverse points of view, it seems, is regarded as threatening by far too many Americans. Read story

In Our View: Cheers & Jeers: Heroic flight crew; blood needed

October 30, 2023, 6:03am Editorials

Cheers: To flight crews. The story of an off-duty airline pilot who tried to shut down a plane’s engines during a flight has received national attention because it is terrifying. He has been charged with 83 counts of attempted murder. But the actions of the pilots and flight crew on… Read story

In Our View: Timely testing of evidence critical for justice

October 28, 2023, 6:03am Editorials

As far back as 2018, The Columbian urged state officials to clear a daunting backlog of sexual assault evidence kits. Read story

In Our View: Time for U.S. lawmakers to get work done

October 27, 2023, 6:03am Editorials

Now that the chaos has abated in the U.S. House of Representatives — at least temporarily — it is time to get some work done. Issues surrounding the funding of the federal government, national security and the Farm Bill are priorities as representatives focus on legislating rather than infighting. Read story

In Our View: Washington, other states wise to scrutinize Meta

October 26, 2023, 6:03am Editorials

A multistate lawsuit charging Meta with harming the health of children heightens the nation’s ongoing battle to effectively deal with social media. It is a balancing act that has profound societal implications and thus far has been bereft of adequate solutions. Read story

In Our View: U.S. health care system requires checkup

October 25, 2023, 6:03am Editorials

Recent strikes by workers highlight the problems with American health care. Read story