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In Our View: Cheers & Jeers: Good ethics; bad names

April 9, 2022, 6:03am Editorials

Cheers: To providing an ethical framework to county government. Last November, voters approved a number of amendments to the charter that spells out how government in Clark County should be run. One amendment required the county council to address ethics, an area that was murky in the original county charter.… Read story

In Our View: Alaska Air Group’s turbulence may be short-lived

April 8, 2022, 6:03am Editorials

One of the Northwest’s iconic companies, Alaska Air Group, has been some experiencing some turbulence lately. But there’s reason to think that the parent of Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air has smoother flying ahead. Read story

In Our View: Optimistic speech reflects good government

April 7, 2022, 6:03am Editorials

Vancouver Mayor Anne McEnerny-Ogle deservedly sounds upbeat in her annual State of the City address, posted online last week at and on the city’s social media channels. Read story

In Our View: State efforts aim to disconnect illegal robocalls

April 6, 2022, 6:03am Editorials

Robocalls are much more than an annoyance; they can be illegal and a potent tool to steal personal information. Read story

In Our View: We must remain vigilant about coronavirus

April 4, 2022, 6:03am Editorials

From the looks of things, we are almost back to normal. Mask mandates have been lifted, and people in Clark County are increasingly eschewing the face coverings that have been ubiquitous for the past two years. Read story

In Our View: Goal to curtail gas cars puts state on right path

April 3, 2022, 6:03am Editorials

A goal to eliminate the sale of new gas-powered cars in Washington by 2030 is noble — if overly ambitious. Reducing the number of emissions-spewing vehicles on the road, replacing them with electric cars and trucks, is essential to fighting climate change and protecting the environment and economy. Read story

In Our View: Vote canvassers seek to undermine democracy

April 3, 2022, 6:03am Editorials

We doubt that a reminder is necessary, but just in case … voters are not obligated to share information about their registration or voting habits with anybody. In fact, the mere act of asking for such information undermines our democracy and threatens the integrity of our election systems. Read story

In Our View: Cheers & Jeers: Police accountability; fluff jam

April 2, 2022, 6:03am Editorials

Cheers: To police accountability. Washington’s Criminal Justice Training Commission, which has been expanded and now includes relatives of people killed by police, has enhanced the commission’s ability to take the badge and gun of officers. Commission members voted to apply provisions of Senate Bill 5051, passed last year, to actions… Read story

In Our View: County’s bind shows that democracy can be messy

April 1, 2022, 6:03am Editorials

Representative democracy can be messy. But for all its foibles, it remains the governmental system that best supports the will of the people. Read story

In Our View: Time for Congress to do its duty, pass budget

March 31, 2022, 6:03am Editorials

President Joe Biden on Monday unveiled a proposed federal budget for the 2023 fiscal year, with an announcement accompanied by high-minded rhetoric. Read story