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In Our Views: Cheers & Jeers: Workers brave cold; bad drivers

January 22, 2024, 6:03am Editorials

Cheers: To diligent workers. Snow and ice closed schools, made roads hazardous and wreaked general havoc throughout the county last week. But cheers are warranted for first responders, utility crews, road crews, C-Tran employees and everybody else who went about their jobs while many of us were holed up at… Read story

In Our View: Regardless of its ranking, Washington can improve

January 20, 2024, 6:03am Editorials

The important thing is not whether Washington is the fifth-best or the 48th-best state for working parents. The important thing is where improvement can be found. Read story

In Our View: Legislation a rare win-win for Congress, citizens

January 19, 2024, 6:03am Editorials

In a departure from recent congressional showmanship, legislators appear to have settled on a win-win proposition that addresses priorities for both parties. Low-income children, businesses and taxpayers all benefit from an agreement announced Tuesday. Read story

In Our View: Capital gains tax issue likely in hands of voters

January 18, 2024, 6:03am Editorials

It is like an undercard bout leading to the main event. Washington’s capital gains tax passed a test of sorts Tuesday when the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear a challenge to the measure, but a more significant battle looms. Read story

In Our View: Artificial intelligence tech requires regulation

January 17, 2024, 6:03am Editorials

The risks and benefits posed by emerging artificial intelligence technology are complex. So are legislative efforts to regulate it. Read story

In Our View: Long-term solutions to homelessness necessary

January 16, 2024, 6:03am Editorials

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to consider a case involving the rights of homeless people. An eventual ruling could impact how municipalities — including Vancouver — balance the rights of unhoused residents with the need for orderly enforcement. Read story

In Our View: Cheers & Jeers: MLK’s legacy; measles menace

January 15, 2024, 6:03am Editorials

Cheers: To Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Inclement weather might play havoc with the best-laid plans, but it cannot diminish the meaning of today’s holiday honoring America’s most notable civil rights leader. Considering King’s legacy of working to improve the lives of all Americans, it is appropriate that the holiday… Read story

In Our View: Perez bill better way to handle federal budget

January 13, 2024, 6:03am Editorials

With talk of a partial government shutdown again emanating from Washington, D.C., the American public likely has a few questions: Read story

In Our View: Holiday good opportunity to pay tribute to parks

January 12, 2024, 6:03am Editorials

In addition to honoring Martin Luther King Jr. and being designated as a National Day of Service, Monday will arrive with invitations to enjoy the outdoors. Read story

In Our View: Boosted graduation rates don’t reflect learning

January 11, 2024, 6:03am Editorials

Graduation rates for public schools can be informative — and misleading. While helping students to navigate basic education and earn a diploma is important, so are establishing rigid academic standards and ensuring that students learn rather than simply pass classes. Read story