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In Our View: 9/11 anniversary time of mourning, renewal

September 11, 2021, 6:03am Editorials

Today is the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the United States spearheaded by Osama bin Laden and carried out by 19 of his al-Qaida followers flying four hijacked airliners. Read story

In Our View: Cheers & Jeers: Good recycling; bad company

September 10, 2021, 6:03am Editorials

Cheers: To Earth-friendly consumer options. By now, you’ve seen Waste Connections’ poster identifying what can’t go in your big blue recycling bin (or the glass bin). You may have taken your foam packaging to a designated location, dropped your plastic newspaper bags to the bin at the supermarket, or used… Read story

In Our View: Sexual assault victims finally getting justice

September 9, 2021, 6:03am Editorials

News that thousands of evidence kits collected during more than a decade of sexual assault investigations are finally being tested brings two old sayings to mind: Read story

In Our View: Afghanis should be welcomed to Washington

September 8, 2021, 6:03am Editorials

Our state has a long and distinguished history as a place of refuge, as a welcoming locale that allows newcomers to join in the quest for the American Dream. Now, with an influx of refugees from Afghanistan coming to the United States, Washington again is serving as a beacon for… Read story

In Our View: Cowlitz, Woodland officials overstepping bounds

September 7, 2021, 6:03am Editorials

City and county councilors are not the arbiters of what is and what is not constitutional. But that has not prevented Woodland city councilors and Cowlitz County commissioners from standing up for what they imagine the Constitution to be. Read story

In Our View: Labor Day recognizes productivity of workers

September 6, 2021, 6:03am Editorials

Labor Day isn’t what it used to be. Read story

In Our View: Stronger Vancouver still offers valuable ideas

September 5, 2021, 6:03am Editorials

Stronger Vancouver is an ambitious proposal created over two years with much citizen input. The extensive recommendation, developed by a 10-member citizen committee and presented to the city council in 2019, provides a valuable framework for future discussions about how to build a sustainably vibrant city. Read story

In Our View: Cheers & Jeers: Waterfront, balloons

September 4, 2021, 6:03am Editorials

Cheers: To Vancouver’s waterfront. One of local residents’ favorite attractions received some high-profile attention recently from Fodor’s Travel. Freelance writer Molly O’Brien included The Waterfront Vancouver among the best riverwalks in the country, ranking it 13th alongside the likes of Portland’s Tom McCall Waterfront Park and San Antonio’s River Walk.… Read story

In Our View: Laboratory must restore trust of prosecutors, defendants, public

September 3, 2021, 6:03am Editorials

The delayed disclosure of problems at the Washington State Patrol Toxicology Laboratory has jeopardized past convictions and the integrity of the criminal justice system. The situation calls for an independent investigation. Read story

In Our View: Prepare now for expiration of moratoriums

September 2, 2021, 6:03am Editorials

Washington residents who have benefited from a moratorium on utility shut-offs should start preparing now. A ban against turning off electricity, water or broadband service for non-payment expires at the end of this month. Read story