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In Our View: Junk science on masks not a matter of opinion

September 27, 2020, 6:03am Editorials

As chair of the Clark County Council, it was important for Eileen Quiring O’Brien to walk back recent comments questioning the effectiveness of masks during the coronavirus pandemic. But the controversy points out the danger of misinformation and the ease with which alternative facts can spread. Read story

Cheers & Jeers: Motel makeover; rate hike bad

September 26, 2020, 6:03am Editorials

Cheers: To hope. James Kasper has big plans for a long-derelict motel off Interstate 5 at 78th Street — turning it into a 60-room recovery house. “It’ll be a beautiful place,” Kasper told The Columbian. “This place has never seen what I’m bringing to it. It’s a huge undertaking, but I’m the guy to do it.” Read story

In Our View: McCarthy best candidate for state auditor

September 25, 2020, 6:03am Editorials

During the economic downturn that has accompanied the coronavirus pandemic, Washington residents require particular assurance that government is performing efficiently and spending money wisely. Read story

In Our View: We recommend vote in favor of Referendum 90

September 24, 2020, 6:03am Editorials

When it comes to sex education, a lack of information leads to predictable — and undesirable — results. The Columbian’s Editorial Board recommends that voters approve Referendum 90 on the November ballot. Read story

In Our View: Reelect Kim Wyman as secretary of state

September 23, 2020, 6:03am Editorials

Perhaps the biggest selling point for Kim Wyman’s campaign to be reelected as Washington’s secretary of state is her list of endorsements. The Columbian’s Editorial Board joins that list in recommending that Wyman be elected to a third term as the state’s top elections official. Read story

In Our View: Denny Heck for state’s lieutenant governorvideo icon

September 22, 2020, 6:03am Editorials

With two experienced, engaging candidates on the ballot, Washington voters cannot go wrong in choosing their next lieutenant governor. Although both candidates are capable of effectively filling the position, The Columbian Editorial Board recommends a vote for Denny Heck. Read story

In Our View: Carolyn Long best choice for 3rd Congressional Districtvideo icon

September 20, 2020, 6:03am Editorials

Although each will try to portray the other as an extremist, congressional candidates Carolyn Long and Jaime Herrera Beutler are relatively moderate representatives of their parties. Each is capable of being an effective voice for Washington’s 3rd Congressional District, and each has demonstrated a strong understanding of the issues that impact our region. Read story

Cheers & Jeers: 3rd District debate right call

September 19, 2020, 6:03am Editorials

Cheers: To public discourse. Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler and challenger Carolyn Long have agreed to an Oct. 9 debate, giving voters an opportunity to assess where the candidates stand on the issues. The virtual event will be hosted by the League of Women Voters and broadcast on CVTV; it will be co-sponsored by four newspapers, including The Columbian. Read story

In Our View: Jesse James for Clark County Council Position 3video icon

September 18, 2020, 6:03am Editorials

Although he is facing a difficult battle in his quest for election, The Columbian Editorial Board recommends Jesse James for Clark County councilor from District 3. Read story

In Our View: Wylie an easy choice in 49th Legislative District

September 17, 2020, 6:03am Editorials

For voters in the 49th Legislative District, supporting Democrat Sharon Wylie might be the easiest decision on their ballot. The Columbian’s Editorial Board recommends Wylie for reelection to the House of Representatives. Read story