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In Our View: Superintendent’s severance undermines trust

February 24, 2021, 6:03am Editorials

Steve Webb’s abrupt departure as superintendent of Vancouver Public Schools has raised questions from the public. In failing to address those questions, the district has engaged in all-too-common opacity that violates the public trust and does long-term damage to the district. Read story

In Our View: Texas crisis proves preparation is imperative

February 23, 2021, 6:03am Editorials

Even as Clark County was covered in snow and ice last week, lessons could be found far to the south. The continuing disaster in Texas should be a wake-up call for public officials and for voters. Read story

In Our View: Legislature should back Washington Privacy Act

February 22, 2021, 6:03am Editorials

It is not a coincidence that an internet search for, say, “new cars” will result in car ads constantly popping up during your online adventures. The same probably goes for uranium ore (yes, it is available on Amazon) — but we haven’t tried that one. Read story

In Our View: Heights District project will advance thriving city

February 21, 2021, 6:03am Editorials

Development of Vancouver’s Heights District promises to be transformational, creating a dynamic residential-retail- recreation hub in a long-overlooked section of the city. Read story

Cheers & Jeers: Utility repair crews; mail thieves

February 20, 2021, 6:03am Editorials

Cheers: To Clark Public Utilities. After a snow and ice storm last weekend knocked out power for more than 24,000 customers, crews worked tirelessly to turn on the lights — and, for many, the heat. “The way things warmed up and melted snow off trees, it worked to our benefit,”… Read story

In Our View: State tax system desperately needs overhaul

February 19, 2021, 6:03am Editorials

Discussions about tax policy inevitably fall into the black hole that is “fairness”: One person’s fairness is another’s oppressive government overreach. While most people can agree that everybody should “pay their fair share,” the definition of “fair share” can vary wildly. Read story

In Our View: Legislature must beef up aid for restaurants

February 18, 2021, 6:03am Editorials

Washington restaurants are so famished for business that a few crumbs seem like a full-course meal. A slight easing of pandemic restrictions is beneficial, but more must be done to protect an industry that is largely driven by small, local businesses. Read story

In Our View: Eyman out to make a buck with bunco

February 17, 2021, 6:03am Editorials

A $2.6 million legal judgment last week against Tim Eyman should leave no doubt about the anti-tax maven’s true motivation. Read story

In Our View: Herrera Beutler’s principled stand rarity in GOP

February 16, 2021, 6:03am Editorials

For a few hours Saturday, Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, was unexpectedly in the national spotlight. That light has shown favorably on a representative who stood for truth and integrity throughout the second impeachment of Donald Trump. Read story

In Our View: Feds’ rental aid example of systemic racism

February 15, 2021, 6:03am Editorials

Since early in the coronavirus pandemic, elected officials have braced for a crisis once eviction moratoriums expire. While a state effort to prevent the calamity warrants attention, so does recent federal legislation to address the issue. Read story