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In Our View: Transparency vital with employment issues

December 8, 2020, 6:03am Editorials

Washington taxpayers have a right to demand and expect a transparent accounting of how the state’s Employment Security Department was bilked out of more than $500 million. Read story

Letter: Reject Kalama methanol plant

December 8, 2020, 6:00am Editorials

Last week, The Columbian ran an article about the building-trade unions who are urging the governor not to oppose the construction of a methanol refinery at the Port of Kalama (“Kalama methanol plant unions urge state to approve project,” The Columbian, Dec. 3). The methanol would go to China for… Read story

In Our View: Climate action will aid environment, economy

December 6, 2020, 6:03am Editorials

The Vancouver City Council should be aggressive in pursuing strategies to curb carbon emissions. In addition to being beneficial for the environment, such strategies can be economically valuable and mark the region as a forward-thinking locale that will be attractive to the businesses and workers of the future. Read story

Cheers & Jeers: Elections soar; leaders fall short

December 5, 2020, 6:03am Editorials

Cheers: To secure elections. Minus the drama seen in other states, Washington’s election results have been certified with little fanfare. Secretary of State Kim Wyman declared the results official two days before the deadline, saying, “Throughout this election season, voters were energized, engaged, and eager to make their voices heard.” Read story

In Our View: Return of 737 Max a new start for Boeing, state

December 4, 2020, 6:03am Editorials

Boeing’s 737 Max will soon be returning to the skies. But much work remains for the company to regain its soaring reputation and for Boeing to help boost Washington’s economy. Read story

In Our View: Charitable groups among those in need

December 3, 2020, 6:03am Editorials

Among the vast economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic there lies a dichotomy. At a time of turmoil, when the need for charitable donations is particularly pronounced, fewer people have the means — or the financial security — to provide help. Read story

In Our View: Congress must take action to lower drug prices

December 2, 2020, 6:03am Editorials

Proposals to allow for the importing of prescription drugs from Canada are symbolic of the United States’ teetering health care system. Now that the plan has largely been scuttled by Canadian leaders, Congress should get serious about shoring up this country’s health care rather than relying on our neighbors. Read story

In Our View: Shooting prompts vital community discussions

December 1, 2020, 6:03am Editorials

The tragic death of Kevin Peterson Jr. in a police shooting has generated much-needed discussions that can help bring our community together. It also has generated behavior that can tear that community apart. Read story

In Our View: Tolls inevitable, appropriate for new I-5 Bridge

November 29, 2020, 6:03am Editorials

Plans for a replacement Interstate 5 Bridge are in their infancy, but tolls seem inevitable and appropriate. Read story

In Our View: Cheers & Jeers: Tree shines bright; stow signs

November 28, 2020, 6:03am Editorials

Cheers: To holiday spirit. Although traditional public gatherings have been canceled during the holiday season because of the coronavirus pandemic, a small sense of normalcy is visible in Esther Short Park. A large tree there, near the bell tower, has been decorated with the festive lights we are accustomed to… Read story