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In Our View: This too shall pass, and Easter will endure

April 12, 2020, 6:03am Editorials

In the 1957 Dr. Seuss book “How the Grinch Stole Christmas!,” the green anthropomorphic creature tries to steal a sacred holiday from the Whos living in Whoville. Taking their gifts and trees and decorations — even the roast beast! — the Grinch attempts to prevent Christmas from arriving. Read story

In Our View: Cheers & Tears & Jeers: We react to our world

April 11, 2020, 6:03am Editorials

Cheers: To checking in. Local law enforcement agencies are instituting a program designed to mitigate the sense of isolation that has accompanied the coronavirus epidemic. The Senior Wellness Check will have volunteers regularly check in on local citizens by phone to ensure that they are well and are effectively coping with the stress brought about by stay-at-home orders. “Being alone and isolated is one of the greatest fears of older… Read story

In Our View: Vigilance required to keep the curve flattening

April 10, 2020, 6:03am Editorials

There are positive signs in the fight to slow the spread of the new coronavirus in Washington and across the nation. Read story

In Our View: Construction restrictions need to be recalibrated

April 9, 2020, 6:03am Editorials

Imagine, for a moment, two homes under construction in Washington. Read story

In Our View: Decision on Rose Quarter project right call

April 8, 2020, 6:03am Editorials

For now, with most people adhering to stay-at-home orders, a drive along Interstate 5 through Portland is relatively pleasant, calm and swift (reminder: travel only if necessary). But eventually we will be back to inching along through the heart of Portland’s east side, cursing the stress-inducing congestion. Read story

In Our View: Inslee’s moves provide glimpse into our future

April 7, 2020, 6:03am Editorials

Two actions last week from Gov. Jay Inslee provided a glimpse into the future as Washington deals with the coronavirus outbreak. In summary, we’re in this for the long haul. Read story

In Our View: State of U.S. mental health care must be fortified

April 5, 2020, 6:03am Editorials

How are you doing? Are you hanging in there? Read story

In Our View: Cheers & Jeers: Sew strong; burglars despicable

April 4, 2020, 6:03am Editorials

Cheers: To helping out. PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center reports that it is accepting homemade face masks for medical workers to combat a shortage of protective gear. “The community wants to help, and that’s great,” spokeswoman Debra Carnes said. “We appreciate the outpouring of support.” Hospital officials have posted mask-making specifications online and still are figuring out how best to use the masks. To coordinate a donation, email Read story

In Our View: Census participation key to representation

April 3, 2020, 6:03am Editorials

Wednesday was Census Day in the United States. While that might not rank up there with Arbor Day or Groundhog Day on your list of priorities, it warrants a reminder that everybody should participate in the decennial counting of residents. Read story

In Our View: Jail releases plan balances public safety, health

April 2, 2020, 6:03am Editorials

Clark County officials have adopted a reasonable approach to the frightening prospect of a coronavirus outbreak in the local jail. By evaluating inmates on a case-by-case basis and providing releases to reduce the jail’s population, they have done their best to find the difficult balance between public safety and public health. Read story