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In Our View: Vancouver’s Old Apple Tree felt like a friend

July 2, 2020, 6:03am Editorials

It wasn’t much to look at in its final years, kind of scraggly and frail. And its apples reportedly weren’t much to eat, even in its prime. And its name scores big points for accuracy, yet falls a bit short in terms of creativity. Read story

In Our View: United States losing ground against coronavirus

July 1, 2020, 6:03am Editorials

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has put the brakes on counties moving to the final stage of the state’s Safe Start program in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Read story

In Our View: Quiring should recognize inaccuracy or resign

June 30, 2020, 6:03am Editorials

Eileen Quiring’s comment last week about racial injustice was offensive and naïve. At a time that many Americans are opening their eyes to systemic racism throughout the country, the Clark County chair has revealed a blind spot. Read story

In Our View: Mask mandate suppresses virus, not rights

June 28, 2020, 6:03am Editorials

When most Clark County residents get in a car, either as the driver or a passenger, they fasten a seat belt without giving it a second thought. There is no concern about government overreach or complaints about so-called fascism; there is only an understanding that it is a reasonable safety measure — and that it is the law. Read story

In our View: Cheers & Jeers: Listening helps; delays hurtful

June 27, 2020, 6:03am Editorials

Cheers: To constructive conversations. City of Vancouver officials facilitated three virtual listening sessions on race and policing last week, hearing personal anecdotes about justice and police brutality. “It was hard,” Mayor Anne McEnerny-Ogle said. “It’s a fearfulness of your everyday life. … We were there to listen and learn. It was very intense.” Read story

In Our View: Reconnecting with nature a good prescription

June 26, 2020, 6:03am Editorials

During these trying times, we all could use a little sunshine — both literally and figuratively. Fortunately, Mother Nature is cooperating by providing bright skies and warm temperatures. Read story

In Our View: Body cameras benefit public, police

June 25, 2020, 6:03am Editorials

Body cameras worn by police can aid investigations into crime and police conduct while bolstering public confidence in local law enforcement. Clark County officials should move forward in the procurement and use of the devices. Read story

In Our View: Congress must devise long-term fix for DACA

June 24, 2020, 6:03am Editorials

Immigrants brought illegally to this country as children have received a reprieve from the U.S. Supreme Court, but the ruling does not absolve Congress of its responsibility to address the issue. Read story

In Our View: Comprehensive U.S. history curriculum is crucial

June 23, 2020, 6:03am Editorials

Despite what many of us learned in school, the story of the United States is not solely the story of white men. Various cultures have contributed to the development of a nation on land originally inhabited by Native Americans. Read story

In Our View: Father’s Day reminds us dads vital in kids’ lives

June 21, 2020, 6:03am Editorials

Father’s Day often is an afterthought — a companion to Mother’s Day. That is especially true now, with 2020 already being a uniquely turbulent year. Read story