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In Our View: Respond to growing issues facing U.S. farmers

May 7, 2024, 6:03am Editorials

During last year’s debate over the U.S. Farm Bill, Congress did what it seemingly does best. It avoided the issue and put it off for another day, extending the 2018 Farm Bill rather than piecing together a comprehensive update. Read story

Cheers & Jeers: Cooking up leadership; drought

May 6, 2024, 6:03am Editorials

Cheers: To leading by example. For years, Vancouver Mayor Anne McEnerny-Ogle has been known for her volunteer work throughout the city. So it is not surprising that she organized an educational workshop demonstrating how to safely prepare and serve food for people in need. “People are hungry to make a… Read story

In Our View: Reclassification of marijuana a good first step

May 4, 2024, 6:03am Editorials

A federal proposal to reclassify marijuana is a move in the right direction. But in some important ways, it is only a token step. Read story

In Our View: Foreign aid complex, requires compromises

May 3, 2024, 6:03am Editorials

Contrary to the vitriol that is common in these politically divisive times, it is possible for the United States to provide aid to allies and still address domestic issues. Approving assistance for democratic nations does not preclude measures to protect the southern border. Read story

In Our View: Hanford cleanup plan encouraging, depressing

May 2, 2024, 6:03am Editorials

An agreement for the cleanup of radioactive waste at Hanford is encouraging. At the same time, it is a depressing reminder of the federal government’s dereliction in dealing with the nation’s most contaminated nuclear waste site. Read story

In Our View: Cooperate to prevent oil spills, disturbances

May 1, 2024, 6:03am Editorials

Ideally, Washington residents will not hear much in the coming years about the Trans Mountain Pipeline or about oil tankers in the Salish Sea. The practice of transferring oil from one place to another typically draws attention only when a disaster occurs. Read story

In Our View: Address Washington’s property tax limitation

April 30, 2024, 6:03am Editorials

Imagine, for a moment, if your household budget could increase a maximum of 1 percent from year to year. Read story

In Our View: Cheers & Jeers: New beginnings; subterfuge

April 29, 2024, 6:03am Editorials

Cheers: To a new beginning. We’re guessing that many local residents have noticed a three-story gray building just east and north of the Interstate 5 Bridge. And we’re guessing they have wondered, “What the heck is that?” Now, the 113-year-old structure might be given new life. Read story

In Our View: PDC helps voters get facts straight on elections

April 27, 2024, 6:03am Editorials

The explanation is fairly simple. Read story

In Our View: Trump puppeteering to blame for war aid’s delay

April 26, 2024, 6:03am Editorials

The signing of a bill providing aid to Ukraine reinforces the United States’ commitment to defending global democracy. It also demonstrates the dangerous, self-absorbed grasp that Donald Trump has on the Republican Party. Read story