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In Our View: Democrats’ bill a win for climate, future

August 10, 2022, 6:03am Editorials

Despite the lofty ambitions expressed in its title, the Inflation Reduction Act likely will do little to ease rising prices for American consumers. It will, however, generate transformative and necessary changes to the U.S. economy, enhancing long-term stability and enacting several beneficial policies. Read story

In Our View: Fossil fuel facility ban a step toward clean energy

August 9, 2022, 6:03am Editorials

The overriding question for local leaders is, “What kind of community do we want?” City and county governments play a large role in answering that question, having more influence on local life than the person occupying the White House or the party in control of Congress. Read story

In Our View: Addressing climate change will aid wildfire fight

August 8, 2022, 6:03am Editorials

While Western Washington so far has avoided the hazy skies and cough-inducing air that sometimes symbolize wildfire season, other parts of the state have not been so lucky. Read story

In Our View: Election a victory for state’s top-two primary

August 7, 2022, 6:03am Editorials

The results remain unclear. But an early analysis of Tuesday’s primary election provides some interesting insight into Washington’s election system. Read story

In Our View: Cheers & Jeers: On-the-job learning; rising rents

August 6, 2022, 6:03am Editorials

Cheers: To “learning” on the job. State schools Superintendent Chris Reykdal has announced a plan to help high school students receive school credit for out-of-school jobs. The idea would allow students to receive one academic credit for 360 hours of employment; 24 credits are required for graduation. The credit can… Read story

In Our View: Clark County Fair serves up welcome return

August 5, 2022, 6:03am Editorials

Anybody out there want some free pancakes? Read story

In Our View: Voters have stepped up to meet evident need

August 4, 2022, 6:03am Editorials

Ballots are still being counted, but some things are becoming clear from Tuesday’s primary election. One of them is that voters will support public investment when the need is evident and is clearly stated. Read story

In Our View: Semiconductor woes bridge partisan divide

August 3, 2022, 6:03am Editorials

A little more than a year ago, The Columbian editorially observed: “Surprisingly, there is a way to break the partisanship that typically paralyzes the United States Senate. Efforts to help the United States compete with China apparently are enough to cut through the intransigence.” Read story

In Our View: Local news plays important role in democracy

August 2, 2022, 6:03am Editorials

It is not a coincidence that we choose this, Election Day, to write about journalism. Since America’s founding, newspapers have been essential for keeping members of the public informed about the world around them, their government and the very pillars of democracy. Read story

In Our View: PACs add to doubts about democratic system

August 1, 2022, 6:03am Editorials

The premise seems simple. Candidates file to run for office and campaign for support. Voters decide which of those candidates will best represent them and then fill out a ballot. Read story