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In Our View: State takes wise approach to minimum wage

October 4, 2023, 6:03am Editorials

While there is room for reasonable debate about the minimum wage, one positive aspect of Washington’s law is clear. Linking the rate to inflation avoids contentious legislative debates and allows for gradual wage increases rather than large jumps that jolt the economy – or long periods of stagnant wages for… Read story

In Our View: Long-term value of BRT remains to be seen

October 3, 2023, 6:03am Editorials

As C-Tran opens a bus rapid transit line along Mill Plain Boulevard, an examination of the system reveals much to like. But whether it marks an upgrade to previous bus service along the corridor remains to be seen. Read story

In Our View: Cheers & Jeers: Listening officials, Lillard trade

October 2, 2023, 6:03am Editorials

Cheers: To community forums. City of Vancouver officials recently held their third community forum of the year, an informal gathering that allowed residents to meet with city leaders and express their concerns about issues in the region. “Whenever I come, I learn something and it’s worthwhile,” one resident said. Read story

In Our View: Don’t spend money just because you have it

September 30, 2023, 6:03am Editorials

When they return to work in January, legislators should heed a lesson most of us learn at an early age: Just because you have money doesn’t mean you are compelled to spend it. Read story

In Our View: Historic Trust on right track with new focus

September 29, 2023, 6:03am Editorials

For 25 years, the Historic Trust has helped preserve Vancouver’s past. Most important, the nonprofit organization has helped to move the city forward. Read story

In Our View: GOP conservatives holding nation hostage

September 28, 2023, 6:03am Editorials

As a shutdown of the federal government becomes more and more likely, a couple facts become more and more pertinent. Read story

In Our View: Defiance of gun laws call for accountability

September 27, 2023, 6:03am Editorials

In filing a lawsuit against a Kelso gun store, state Attorney General Bob Ferguson has done more than defend Washington law. He also has placed a spotlight on growing defiance to the legal norms that separate civilization from chaos. Read story

In Our View: State should make exception for local farm

September 26, 2023, 6:03am Editorials

An ongoing dispute between a local family farm and the state Department of Ecology calls for an exception to state water regulations. A reasonable compromise could — and should — result in a win-win situation for the farm, state officials and local residents. Read story

In Our View: Cheers & Jeers: Tidy buses; trashy roads

September 25, 2023, 6:03am Editorials

Cheers: To clean public spaces. C-Tran buses are cleaned several times each day, “specifically while idling in between trips and every night at the maintenance yard where they also are fueled and serviced,” according to a recent article from Columbian reporter William Seekamp. Transit field service workers wipe down “major… Read story

In Our View: City’s plan to address PFAS adds to comforts

September 23, 2023, 6:03am Editorials

As we are frequently reminded, convenience comes with a cost. The ease of modern life, with innovations saving time and money in household chores, can have lingering environmental impacts. Read story