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In Our View: Congress must ensure survival of Postal Service

March 22, 2021, 6:03am Editorials

As the creed of the United States Postal Service famously says, “neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night” can stop the mail from being delivered. But Louis DeJoy poses a different kind of problem. Read story

In Our View: Snake River dams plan warrants consideration

March 21, 2021, 6:03am Editorials

At the risk of bastardizing a cliché, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than to solve the conundrum of Lower Snake River dams. Read story

Jayne: Call out bias in judicial system

March 21, 2021, 6:02am Editorials

The pertinent questions, it seems, are these: If you are Black and you have a case in front of Judge Darvin Zimmerman, do you have faith in the system? Do you believe you will get a fair shake? Do you think that all citizens are equal in the eyes of… Read story

Cheers & Jeers: Yip for rebates not rate hikes!

March 20, 2021, 6:03am Editorials

Cheers: To Clark Public Utilities. The utility’s board has decided to return $20 million to customers in the form of bill credits, along with allotting $5 million to assist customers who are facing financial struggles due to the coronavirus pandemic. The funds come from a 2020 surplus and should start… Read story

In Our View: Local schools must make most of federal aid

March 19, 2021, 6:03am Editorials

With an additional $2 billion in pandemic relief approved last week for Washington K-12 schools, state officials should incentivize in-person learning. Districts should be required to open classrooms before the federal funds are released. Read story

Pitts: Time for some politician suppression

March 19, 2021, 6:01am Editorials

On the issue of guns, John Kavanagh has a record unblemished by sanity. Read story

In Our View: Civics education strengthens democracy

March 18, 2021, 6:03am Editorials

Last year, according to the Annenberg Civics Knowledge Survey, 51 percent of Americans could name all three branches of the federal government. Read story

In Our View: Transparent government is good government

March 17, 2021, 6:03am Editorials

Regardless of what the weather is doing, this is Sunshine Week. The appropriately named initiative is a reminder of the need for government transparency and the role the media plays in preserving that transparency. Read story

In Our View: District Court Judge Zimmerman should resign

March 16, 2021, 6:03am Editorials

Recent comments by Clark County District Court Judge Darvin Zimmerman have damaged his credibility as an impartial jurist. They also have besmirched the court and given credence to allegations of systemic racism in the region. For the good of the community, he should resign. Read story

In Our View: Time for city to move on from Navigation Center

March 15, 2021, 6:03am Editorials

The rocky history of the Navigation Center — the city of Vancouver’s effort to serve unhoused people — offers numerous lessons. Providing services for a needy population and balancing that with the concerns of neighborhood residents is a difficult task, and the attempt should guide future policy. Read story