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In Our View: Honor mothers every day with sound policies

May 14, 2023, 6:03am Editorials

It is interesting that the person credited with founding Mother’s Day eventually came to lament the evolution of the holiday. Read story

In Our View: Cheers & Jeers: Hot diggity dog!; formidable flu

May 13, 2023, 6:03am Editorials

Cheers: To the Wienermobile. As branding strategies go, this one is legendary. For nearly 90 years, Oscar Mayer has promoted its packaged meat products with a traveling “Wienermobile.” One of the current iterations — a 27-foot-long vehicle that looks like a hot dog on a bun — made a stop… Read story

In Our View: Later school start times help teens learn

May 12, 2023, 6:01am Editorials

For teenagers and their parents, preparing for the start of a school day can be akin to waking a hibernating bear. Read story

In Our View: Cherries highlight need for immigration reform

May 11, 2023, 6:03am Editorials

Predictions that Washington’s cherry harvest will be robust this year — even if it starts later than usual — are encouraging for the state’s important agriculture industry. But they also highlight the need for immigration reform at the national level. Read story

In Our View: Dems already have head start on new drug law

May 10, 2023, 6:03am Editorials

When they return for a special legislative session this month, Washington lawmakers will find a blueprint from which they can construct a reasonable drug policy. Read story

In Our View: State lawmakers take step to improve child care

May 9, 2023, 6:03am Editorials

A new Washington law designed to improve the accessibility and affordability of child care takes aim at a crucial issue. A lack of child care in both urban and rural areas — throughout Washington and the rest of the nation — creates financial and emotional stresses for parents while hampering… Read story

In Our View: COVID emergency over, but virus still with us

May 8, 2023, 6:03am Editorials

An announcement Friday from the World Health Organization is part milestone in the battle against COVID-19 and part acceptance of a new reality. Read story

In Our View: Population projection process leaves bad taste

May 7, 2023, 6:03am Editorials

If government officials needed to predict how much milk the people of Clark County will drink 20 years from now, would they trust projections from the Dairy Farmers of Washington? Of course not; being leery of those vested in issues that affect all residents is part of protecting the public… Read story

In Our View: Cheers & Jeers: Accessible play; Safe Stay delay

May 6, 2023, 6:03am Editorials

Cheers: To a place to play. A new playground has opened at Esther Short Park, replacing one that was destroyed by arson 16 months ago. City officials already had planned to replace the playground, and the fire expedited the efforts. As The Columbian reports, the playground “still features swings, slides… Read story

In Our View: We all must support, protect Public Records Act

May 5, 2023, 6:03am Editorials

When Washington’s Public Records Act was passed with 72 percent of the vote in 1972, the law — and the premise behind it — was fairly simple. Read story