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In Our View: Cost of college out of reach for working class

August 30, 2022, 6:03am Editorials

President Joe Biden’s plan to relieve student debt has addressed the concerns of many college students and recent graduates. At Washington State University Vancouver, for example, 43 percent of students in 2020-21 met requirements for federal Pell Grants, creating debt that many of them would carry for years. Read story

In Our View: Start school year off on the right foot

August 29, 2022, 6:03am Editorials

This is a week of excitement — and trepidation — for local students, a week of anticipation — and relief — for parents. It also is a week of worry and work and adventure for teachers and administrators and the staff members who make schools run smoothly. Read story

In Our View: Safe Stay Communities are on the right path

August 28, 2022, 6:03am Editorials

Efforts to address homelessness must focus on several primary goals: Read story

In Our View: Cheers & Jeers: Class choice; brazen thief

August 27, 2022, 6:03am Editorials

Cheers: To educational options. The Ridgefield School District is making its Wisdom Ridge Academy available to students throughout the state. The online alternative school previously enrolled only students living in the district or from select nearby districts. Read story

In Our View: Meta courts secrecy in challenge to state law

August 26, 2022, 6:57am Editorials

One of the fundamental aspects of free and fair elections is that voters are able to follow the money. The right to know who is financing political campaigns and political advertising should be considered sacrosanct for a functioning democracy. Read story

In Our View: The age of electric vehicles around the corner

August 25, 2022, 6:03am Editorials

With the Super Bowl – or, more accurately, Super Bowl commercials – being an annual reflection of the zeitgeist, this year’s game was notable. No fewer than eight commercials for electric vehicles aired during the February broadcast, mixed among promotions for cryptocurrency, beer and potato chips. Read story

In Our View: Biden must address student loan debt

August 24, 2022, 6:03am Editorials

In Washington, about 800,000 residents owe more than $27 billion in student loan debt – an average of about $35,000 per borrower. That burden can slow their pursuit of the American Dream – the ability and willingness to purchase a home, start a family or partake in other traditional rites… Read story

In Our View: I-5 Bridge designers must have vision of future

August 23, 2022, 6:03am Editorials

Looking back more than 100 years, it is easy to see the present — and the future. Read story

In Our View: Time is right to update Electoral College Act

August 22, 2022, 6:03am Editorials

More than 19 months after extremists stormed the U.S. Capitol, several facts about the event and the chaos surrounding it are indisputable. Read story

In Our View: Economy, security depend on STEM students

August 21, 2022, 6:03am Editorials

When it comes to legislation – either in Olympia or Washington, D.C. – there often is a disconnect between the goal and the reality. The best laid plans, it is said, often go awry. Read story