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In Our View: Bills to hinder predators deserve consideration

January 24, 2020, 6:03am Editorials

Tiffany Hill didn’t live to have her day in court. But she is getting her time in the Legislature, as several bills that address the scourge of domestic violence are alive at this early point in the session. Read story

In Our View: Arrival of new virus in U.S. no reason for panic

January 23, 2020, 6:03am Editorials

While all of the pundits and politicians are near a perfect frenzy over impeachment, next week’s topic for endless pontificating already has landed at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. A 30-something man from Snohomish County is the United States’ first confirmed case of a new disease. Read story

In Our View: House must back ban of single-use plastic bags

January 22, 2020, 6:03am Editorials

The state House has an opportunity this session to correct a mistake it made last year when it failed to approve a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags. Read story

In Our View: Battle Ground would be wise to join fire district

January 21, 2020, 6:03am Editorials

City officials in Battle Ground and the leadership of Clark County Fire District 3 are in the unenviable position of trying to explain why city residents should pay more money to get the exact same thing they are getting now. Read story

In Our View: Immigrant population valuable to Washington

January 19, 2020, 6:03am Editorials

Undocumented immigrants have been in a particularly harsh spotlight since Donald Trump launched his presidential campaign. His stance, which still resonates with a certain group of voters, is that most are “bad hombres” who don’t pay taxes and are a drain on services. The Dallas Morning News decided to examine that oft-stated charge. What it found, in a nutshell, was the exact opposite. Read story

In Our View: Cheers & Jeers: School upgrades good, power cuts not so much

January 18, 2020, 6:03am Editorials

Cheers: To upgraded school facilities. Vancouver Public Schools is celebrating the opening of its new iTech Preparatory School. Located on the campus of Washington State University Vancouver, the specialty school serves students in grades 6-12 interested in science, technology, engineering and math. Although the curriculum has been in place for several years, students were split between buildings, and lacked the specialized and elaborate facilities that will make learning easier and… Read story

In Our View: Easing ban on dog breeds nothing to sniff at

January 17, 2020, 6:03am Editorials

Owners of pit bulls and other so-called “bully breeds” in 27 municipalities in Washington are certainly celebrating a new state law that says certain breeds or categories of canines cannot be banned without giving owners a way to prove their pet is a good dog. Read story

In Our View: Prioritize connecting precious public park trails

January 16, 2020, 6:03am Editorials

What are Clark County’s most valuable public assets? Read story

In Our View: Help districts take bite out of school meals debt

January 15, 2020, 6:03am Editorials

We realize the Legislature has a lot on its plate during its 60-day session, but we hope lawmakers can clear a little room to deal with an important issue: school lunch debt. Read story

In Our View: As the Legislature convenes, we’re optimistic

January 14, 2020, 6:03am Editorials

This week brings a new session of the Washington Legislature, and if the hearts of the general public aren’t stirred, at least those of politicians and journalists beat a little faster. Read story