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In Our View: Congress must help, protect Postal Service

April 24, 2020, 6:03am Editorials

As part of legislation dealing with the coronavirus pandemic, Congress should ensure that mail carriers can continue to make their appointed rounds. Read story

In Our View: State cooperation provides future framework

April 23, 2020, 6:03am Editorials

Linked by geography and by similar experiences with the coronavirus pandemic, governors from Washington, Oregon and California are wise to join forces in formulating a response to the disease. Read story

In Our View: Rollbacks of EPA regulations do long-term harm

April 22, 2020, 6:03am Editorials

While the nation’s attention has been turned to the coronavirus outbreak, the Trump administration in recent weeks has taken several actions to roll back environmental regulations. Easily lost in the chaos of the pandemic, these policies could have an equally devastating long-term impact on Americans. Read story

In Our View: Misguided protests could be self-defeating fight

April 21, 2020, 6:03am Editorials

Protests against stay-at-home orders are foolish, dangerous and counterproductive to the protesters’ stated cause. Read story

In Our View: County leaders need to improve vetting process

April 19, 2020, 6:03am Editorials

The saga of a now-departed Clark County employee would count as a comedy of errors if it were not so embarrassing. James Sauls’ three-day tenure with the county represents an easily avoidable systemic failure on the part of officials. Read story

In Our View: Cheers for more testing, generosity, kindness

April 18, 2020, 6:03am Editorials

With the coronavirus pandemic providing a seemingly endless string of depressing news, we offer a reminder that there also are good things happening in our community. Today, we have nothing but cheers; we hear enough jeers throughout the rest of the week. Read story

In Our View: Even after 50 years, it’s still Earth Day every day

April 17, 2020, 6:03am Editorials

It probably is no surprise that Earth Day is deeply rooted in the Northwest. But it might come as a surprise to learn those roots sprang up locally — at least in part. Read story

In Our View: All states should vote by mail amid pandemic

April 16, 2020, 6:03am Editorials

The fiasco of last week’s presidential primary in Wisconsin further demonstrates the need for mail-in ballots across the nation in the November election. Read story

In Our View: Let’s protect the vulnerable in long-term care

April 15, 2020, 6:03am Editorials

Among its many effects, the COVID-19 outbreak has highlighted shortcomings in Washington’s system of nursing homes. While any pandemic is likely to disproportionately strike the aged and frail among us, the coronavirus has turned a spotlight on long-term care and the need to improve protections for some of our most vulnerable residents. Read story

In Our View: Trump should be mindful of states’ rights

April 14, 2020, 6:03am Editorials

President Donald Trump’s frustration with stay-at-home orders across the country is understandable, as is his desire to get America working again. But several recent assertions from the president indicate a poor understanding of the powers of his office and a persistent disconnect between his desires and the reality of the coronavirus outbreak. Read story