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In Our View: Wylie, Fiskum best in 49th District Position 1 race

July 14, 2020, 6:03am Editorials

Unlike in recent elections, voters in the 49th Legislative District are presented with a range of choices this year. In the contest for representative, Position 1, The Columbian’s Editorial Board recommends incumbent Sharon Wylie and newcomer Kelli Fiskum in the primary election. Read story

In Our View: Herrera Beutler, Long best in 3rd District race

July 12, 2020, 6:03am Editorials

Although five people appear on the ballot, there are two clear choices in the primary election for U.S. representative from Washington’s 3rd Congressional District. The Columbian’s Editorial Board recommends Jaime Herrera Beutler and Carolyn Long for the position. Read story

Cheers & Jeers: Managing milfoil; boors booed

July 11, 2020, 6:03am Editorials

Cheers: To Friends of Vancouver Lake. The group formed in late 2018 to combat an infestation of Eurasian milfoil in the lake, and this week it demonstrated its progress. Members helped inject an herbicide into the lake to ward off the noxious weed. “This is a real community win,” said Kathy Gillespie, co-chair for Friends of Vancouver Lake. “It feels like somebody had the lake’s back this morning.” Read story

In Our View: Federal funds, local plans to safely open school

July 10, 2020, 6:03am Editorials

Safely reopening schools in the fall is going to require more than dictates or wishful thinking from the federal government. Congress and President Trump must invest in the health and education of students, filling in funding gaps created by the coronavirus pandemic. Read story

In Our View: Taxpayers deserve answers on PPP

July 9, 2020, 6:03am Editorials

As thousands of businesses in Clark County can attest, the Paycheck Protection Program approved by Congress in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic has helped preserve jobs. Read story

In Our View: Kudos to Cantwell for guarding Hanford cleanup

July 8, 2020, 6:03am Editorials

Efforts by Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., have helped protect the nation’s nuclear arsenal and preserve funding for cleanup at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation near Richland. Read story

In Our View: Special session required to address budget

July 7, 2020, 6:03am Editorials

Gov. Jay Inslee should work on getting the state’s financial house in order rather than wondering whether Congress will pay for a cleaning crew. Economic turmoil caused by the coronavirus pandemic will require action from the Legislature regardless of whether the federal government provides assistance. Read story

In Our View: Leadership needed to clear I-5 roadblocks

July 5, 2020, 6:03am Editorials

If we were starting from scratch, this is not how we would build a freeway system. Read story

Cheers & Jeers: Growth good; protests off-base

July 4, 2020, 6:03am Editorials

Cheers: To a growing Vancouver. Not everybody will cheer this development, but Vancouver ranks second among Washington cities in population growth over the past year. According to the state Office of Financial Management, an additional 4,400 people called Vancouver home in April when compared to April 2019. Clark County added more than 10,000 people, making it the fourth fastest-growing county. Read story

In Our View: Fourth celebrates our exceptional experiment

July 3, 2020, 6:03am Editorials

We have much to celebrate. Read story