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In Our View: Congress fails to do its job on annual budget

March 21, 2024, 6:03am Editorials

This is no way to run a country. Or a city, business or household. Read story

In Our View: COVID: Use common sense, common courtesy

March 20, 2024, 6:03am Editorials

Updated COVID guidelines merely confirm what we knew long ago — Americans are in the acceptance phase of living with the virus. Regardless of recommendations from experts, dealing with a virus that is here to stay requires common sense and common courtesy. Read story

In Our View: Renew, update landslide preparedness programs

March 19, 2024, 6:03am Editorials

One decade ago this week, 18 million tons of clay and sand enveloped part of the Stillaguamish Valley in northern Washington, burying a neighborhood and killing 43 people in what is known as the Oso Landslide. The deadly event led to measures at both the state and federal level to… Read story

In Our View: Cheers & Jeers: Smooth riding; floatlessness

March 18, 2024, 6:03am Editorials

Cheers: To a smooth ride. The Washington State Department of Transportation has announced plans to ease the drive in north Clark County. Workers will replace 25 to 30 concrete panels on southbound Interstate 5 between Ridgefield and Salmon Creek this summer, and more replacements are scheduled for next year. Read story

In Our View: Enforce existing laws and build planned shelter

March 16, 2024, 6:03am Editorials

Our first reaction to a recent Vancouver City Council decision was that officials are not using all the tools in their power to improve the local homeless situation. But as The Columbian’s Editorial Board considered and discussed the situation, we were again reminded of the issue’s complexities. Read story

In Our View: Culvert project must benefit salmon, taxpayers

March 15, 2024, 6:03am Editorials

A yearlong investigation by The Seattle Times delivers some eye-opening facts. Read story

In Our View: Improvements to vital corridor promising

March 14, 2024, 6:03am Editorials

Regardless of the traffic, this has been a good week for drivers who frequently venture across the Columbia River from Clark County. Read story

In Our View: U.S. lawmakers must prioritize child care

March 13, 2024, 6:03am Editorials

While creating a bleak portrayal of a dystopian United States last week, Sen. Katie Britt briefly touched upon a topic that should draw bipartisan support in Congress. Read story

In Our View: Another chapter in book ban political debate

March 12, 2024, 6:03am Editorials

The close of the 2024 legislative session in Olympia is unlikely to be the last we will hear about bills related to education. By working to promote inclusion and protect academic integrity, the Democratic-led Legislature has invited the ire of conservatives throughout Washington. Read story

In Our View: Cheers & Jeers: Talking it out; food cart theft

March 11, 2024, 6:03am Editorials

Cheers: To community discussions. The focus of The Columbian’s Economic Forecast Breakfast was particularly timely this year — artificial intelligence. Business and community leaders gathered to hear a panel of experts discuss the current and future economic impacts of the growing technology. “They don’t have emotions. All they do is… Read story