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Cheers & Jeers: Dogged effort; political gap

March 6, 2021, 6:03am Editorials

Cheers: To Josh McNeal. The 2013 graduate of La Center High School will compete starting Sunday in the Iditarod sled dog race, as detailed in a Columbian articlestory by Tim Martinez. The legendary competition this year will follow an 852-mile out-and-back route between Wasilla, Alaska, and Iditarod, with 47 mushers… Read story

In Our View: County is making progress in COVID-19 fight

March 5, 2021, 6:03am Editorials

There is good news on the vaccine front. In the ongoing war against COVID-19, Clark County has launched a significant offensive this week. Read story

In Our View: Timing wrong for proposed statewide soda tax

March 4, 2021, 6:03am Editorials

A proposed statewide tax on sugary drinks might be the right idea — that is debatable — but it definitely is the wrong time. With restaurants struggling after a year of complete or partial shutdowns, and with small businesses such as markets facing the same difficulties, the Legislature must focus… Read story

In Our View: Time to get shaking on quake preparedness

March 3, 2021, 6:03am Editorials

Twenty years ago this week, Washington was shaken by an earthquake centered northeast of Olympia. Read story

In Our View: Police reform complex, necessary undertaking

March 2, 2021, 6:03am Editorials

Improving police accountability and transparency is a complex process. As demonstrated both statewide and in Southwest Washington, entrenched systems are sturdy and difficult to improve or dismantle. Read story

In Our View: Felon voting bill good step as rights under attack

March 1, 2021, 6:03am Editorials

A bill in the Washington Legislature throws a relatively minor punch in what is a major national battle. The House of Representatives has passed a measure that would restore voting rights to convicted felons who have served their time and are free. Read story

In Our View: Public transit worthy investment, offers benefits

February 28, 2021, 6:03am Editorials

In debates about public policy, transit is destined to occupy a prominent place. Arguments regarding the benefits and drawbacks speak to fundamental political philosophies about the differences between the public good and the public cost. Read story

Cheers & Jeers: Vaccine action; Boeing troubles

February 27, 2021, 6:03am Editorials

Cheers: To being a squeaky wheel. Local leaders are sounding the alarm about the county’s lack of COVID-19 vaccine supply. In a comparison of 15 Washington counties — including large, medium and small counties — Clark ranks 14th in vaccines received per capita. Chelan County, for example, had received 285.8… Read story

In Our View: Body-worn police cameras will bolster trust

February 26, 2021, 6:03am Editorials

Clark County and the city of Vancouver are moving in the right direction regarding police-worn body cameras. Leaders at both levels have recognized the importance of the issue and the role it can play in justice for the community and integrity for local government. Read story

In Our View: Caring for mental health also vital in pandemic

February 25, 2021, 6:03am Editorials

It’s time to check in — just a friendly reminder that we are all in this together. Read story