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Editorials

In Our View: March presidential primary makes state a player

January 12, 2020, 6:03am Editorials

Thirteen isn’t usually considered a lucky number, but for Democratic voters in Washington, it brings good tidings as the state’s presidential primary approaches. Read story

In Our View: Cheers & Jeers: Habitat helps, office obstacles

January 11, 2020, 6:03am Editorials

Cheers: To helping elderly and low-income people stay in their homes. Columbian reporter Patty Hastings recently told the story of LaRae Brigham, an 82-year-old retired custodian who needs oxygen, and her daughter, who was left with one side of her body paralyzed due to a stroke. They’ve been living in a mobile home Brigham has owned for more than 40 years, but it needed remodeling to accommodate their disabilities. Read story

In Our View: Loss of downtown eateries sad, but not tragedy

January 10, 2020, 6:03am Editorials

Downtown Vancouver recently said goodbye to two of its pioneering restaurants, and they will be missed. But are their closures a warning sign, or merely a part of a normal life cycle of a healthy downtown? Read story

In Our View: Report underscores hazards of dam breaching

January 9, 2020, 6:03am Editorials

A new report prepared at the behest of a trade group that promotes barging on the Columbia and lower Snake rivers bolsters the arguments against breaching dams on those rivers. Read story

In Our View: Protection against surprise billing a good step

January 8, 2020, 6:03am Editorials

A Vancouver woman went to the hospital, fearing she had an obstructed bowel. She ended up with a $22,000 surprise bill. A La Center mother’s son had a medical emergency. She ended up with a nearly $100,000 surprise bill. A Washougal woman faced a $227,000 surprise medical bill. Read story

In Our View: Reasons for strike must be explained to public

January 7, 2020, 6:00am Editorials

It’s impossible to mourn the death of a person like Qassem Soleimani, the Iranian major general killed in a U.S. drone strike in Baghdad on Friday. Read story

In Our View: Ferguson right to continue state’s opioid fight

January 6, 2020, 6:03am Editorials

Attention to the nation’s long-running opioid crisis has had benefits. Data show the rate of opioid prescriptions has declined, along with the number of deaths from opioid abuse. Read story

In Our View: Use turn signal when appropriate while driving

January 5, 2020, 6:03am Editorials

Using an appropriate turn signal when driving is not just a good idea — it is the law. Read story

In Our View: Cheers & Jeers: 1st baby welcome, tree thief not

January 4, 2020, 6:03am Editorials

Cheers: To Evaine Josephina Purviance. The 7-pound, 13-ounce girl is the first baby born in Clark County this decade. Arriving two weeks early, she entered the world at 4:41 a.m. New Year’s Day at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center, providing a bouncing start to the year for her three siblings and parents Tia and Kyle, who live in Washougal. Read story

In Our View: End of emissions tests testament to good policy

January 3, 2020, 6:03am Editorials

The end of vehicle emissions testing in Washington’s largest counties provides an opportunity to examine efforts to reduce carbon emissions. Read story