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In Our View: Pandemic reinforces need for conservation

September 1, 2021, 6:03am Editorials

Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, outdoor recreation has helped keep us from going stir crazy. While trying to avoid gathering indoors or spending time with friends and family, a walk in the woods provided a respite. Read story

In Our View: Routine preparation key to abnormal school year

August 31, 2021, 6:03am Editorials

As students return to school in the coming days, several time-honored reminders are warranted for parents: Read story

In Our View: Open Washington-Canada border to vaccinated

August 30, 2021, 6:03am Editorials

Strict measures are needed to flatten a surge of COVID-19 in the United States, but keeping the nation’s border with Canada closed is unnecessarily oppressive. U.S. officials should welcome visitors who have been fully vaccinated; at the least, they should make an exception for the Washington town of Point Roberts. Read story

In Our View: Pandemic ‘whiplash’ takes toll on us mentally

August 29, 2021, 6:03am Editorials

How are you doing? Read story

In Our View: Cheers & Jeers: Chiles shines, virus surge sad

August 28, 2021, 6:03am Editorials

Cheers: To Jordan Chiles. Vancouver’s own Olympic silver medalist has been honored with a downtown parade and the Key to the City. Chiles, a graduate of Prairie High School, helped the United States win a silver medal last month in Tokyo in the women’s gymnastics team competition — one of… Read story

In Our View: Distribution of rental aid must be made priority

August 27, 2021, 6:03am Editorials

For the past 18 months, renters and landlords have felt the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic. As of last month, the National Equity Atlas estimated that more than 6 million American households owed more than $20 billion in back rent. Read story

In Our View: Biden, Congress must speed Hanford cleanup

August 26, 2021, 6:03am Editorials

In a lengthy, detailed examination of cleanup efforts at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, the key passage is this: “Those leak-prone tanks are arguably the most radiologically contaminated place in the Western Hemisphere. At least 1 million gallons of radioactive liquids have leaked into the ground, seeping into the aquifer 200… Read story

In Our View: Action on climate will protect supply chain

August 25, 2021, 6:03am Editorials

A recent article from Columbian reporter Will Campbell details how global supply issues are impacting local companies. Officials from a development company, car dealer, toy maker and pizza outlet explain how a slowdown in the supply chain are crimping product availability and leading to an inflationary spiral. Read story

In Our View: Alleviating homelessness requires various efforts

August 24, 2021, 6:03am Editorials

A development of tiny houses in Northwest Vancouver reflects the multipronged approach that is necessary to alleviating homelessness in Clark County. Read story

In Our View: New vaccine mandates matter of public health

August 23, 2021, 6:03am Editorials

New mandates regarding vaccines for teachers and the wearing of masks indoors are burdensome and undoubtedly will generate some pushback. But they also are a reminder of the toll taken by COVID-19 and the threat that remains, representing difficult but necessary steps to bolster public health. Read story