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Sept. 22, 2023

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In Our View: Police raid on newspaper warrants attention

August 18, 2023, 6:03am Editorials

Whether it happened in a small Kansas town or a major metropolitan area, a police raid on a newspaper should be disturbing to all Americans who believe in the rule of law and the First Amendment. Read story

In Our View: Preventing more wildfires in region is up to you

August 17, 2023, 6:03am Editorials

For nearly 80 years, it has served as an effective public-service message: “Only you can prevent wildfires.” Read story

In Our View: Is it time to aggressively address climate change?

August 16, 2023, 6:03am Editorials

As Clark County swelters this week in temperatures reaching 106 degrees, we can’t help but think there eventually will be a tipping point. Sooner or later, a desire to effectively, aggressively address climate change will become impossible to ignore for a vast majority of Americans, creating a moment in which… Read story

In Our View: Close library? Plan reflects disturbing trend

August 15, 2023, 6:03am Editorials

Rather than challenge books on an individual basis, voters in Washington’s Columbia County will consider a draconian option in November — closing the entire library. A ballot measure in the rural county of 4,000 residents in Southeastern Washington will allow a vote on whether to shutter the area’s only library,… Read story

In Our View: Cheers & Jeers: Booking Dolly; farewell Pac-12

August 14, 2023, 6:03am Editorials

Cheers: To reading. Dolly Parton is visiting our state on Tuesday to celebrate “Imagination Library of Washington Day.” While best known as a singer, songwriter and entertainment icon, Parton, 77, also is an active philanthropist; her Imagination Library program sends free books to children from birth to age 5. The… Read story

In Our View: Vancouver adjusts canopy amid climate change

August 12, 2023, 6:03am Editorials

A year ago, Vancouver was among dozens of Washington locales to earn the designation of “Tree City USA.” The honor comes as no surprise; we are, after all, part of The Evergreen State, a region marked by both expansive forests and abundant deciduous plants. Read story

In Our View: Address Columbia River health in treaty talks

August 11, 2023, 6:03am Editorials

From its genesis in British Columbia, the Columbia River flows past Wenatchee, the Tri-Cities, Washougal, Camas and dozens of other cities before passing Vancouver’s doorstep. Along the way, it traverses a series of dams and accepts offerings from the Pend Oreille, Spokane, Snake and Willamette rivers, to name a few. Read story

In Our View: Dark days of political light bulb debates are over

August 10, 2023, 6:03am Editorials

When it comes to incandescent bulbs, Americans have seen the light. Or at least they have escaped the darkness of silly political wars over superfluous topics. Read story

In Our View: On road to improving traffic safety with program

August 9, 2023, 6:03am Editorials

A pilot project from Clark County Public Works reflects a problem that is pervasive throughout Washington and, indeed, the nation. After a worker was struck recently by a reckless driver, the department is launching a program to promote safe driving. Read story

In Our View: Increase supply in housing to address issue

August 8, 2023, 6:03am Editorials

A recent package of stories from The Columbian demonstrates the difficulty in creating affordable housing and preventing people from being priced out of the market. Read story