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Cheers & Jeers: Win for Inslee, shame on Shea

June 20, 2020, 6:03am Editorials

Cheers: To the rule of law. A federal judge has upheld Gov. Jay Inslee’s authority to issue stay-at-home orders and enforce a system for reopening businesses in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. “It is not the court’s role to second-guess reasoned public-health decisions of other branches of government,” U.S. Judge Thomas Rice wrote in refusing to issue a temporary restraining order sought by a Lake Chelan water park. Read story

In Our View: Supreme Court correct to support equal rights for gay, transgender workers

June 19, 2020, 6:03am Editorials

This week’s U.S. Supreme Court decision confirming workplace civil rights for gay and transgender employees is an important step toward equality for all Americans. The court ruled 6-3 that discrimination based on sexuality or gender is unconstitutional under Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Read story

In Our View: Mask-wearing safeguards health, community

June 18, 2020, 6:03am Editorials

Clark County residents appear to be enjoying a little freedom. Read story

In Our View: ‘Defund the police’ oversimplifies crisis U.S. faces

June 17, 2020, 6:03am Editorials

It is a catchy phrase. But it also is a misnomer that threatens to undermine necessary reforms in policing. Read story

In Our View: Public must demand accountability, oversight

June 16, 2020, 6:03am Editorials

Imagine that you run a business. Now imagine that employees are handing out big chunks of company funds and are reluctant to tell you where that money is going. Or that one of your departments paid out phony invoices. Read story

In Our View: Vote-by-mail safeguards health, democracy

June 14, 2020, 6:03am Editorials

An effective democracy depends on reliable, accessible elections. Read story

Cheers & Cheers: Oh baby, here’s to good news

June 13, 2020, 6:03am Editorials

We all could use some uplifting news these days. And so we shall eschew jeers this week and bring you nothing but cheers. Because there still is plenty of good in the world. Read story

In Our View: Let’s do our best to minimize wildfire damage

June 12, 2020, 6:03am Editorials

As if coronavirus and examples of police brutality were not enough to think about, Washington residents now need to turn some attention to wildfires. Read story

In Our View: Justice reform requires more than just words

June 11, 2020, 6:03am Editorials

In creating an independent statewide task force to review policing, Gov. Jay Inslee has taken an important first step. But lawmakers at the state and federal level must put their words into action. Read story

In Our View: Council aims to keep city strong amid downturn

June 10, 2020, 6:03am Editorials

Like every city in the country, Vancouver is facing a choice between wants and needs. An economic downturn caused by the coronavirus pandemic is forcing difficult decisions for the present and the future. Read story