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In Our View: State must remain a haven for abortion rights

May 5, 2022, 6:03am Editorials

The impact of the U.S. Supreme Court’s expected overturn of Roe v. Wade will be felt immediately in Washington. Not because our state is considering rolling back abortion rights, but because it is a haven for those rights. Read story

In Our View: We can’t afford to ignore need for police reform

May 4, 2022, 6:03am Editorials

A failure to rethink police conduct and strive for increased accountability not only poorly serves the public, it also can be costly. Read story

In Our View: County councilors must find common ground

May 3, 2022, 6:03am Editorials

The aggravating effort to draw a map for Clark County Council districts has had too many twists and turns to follow. But the start of this elongated journey can be traced back to Eileen Quiring O’Brien. Read story

In Our View: Effort to recall Inslee was the wrong approach

May 2, 2022, 6:03am Editorials

One of the collateral impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic has been an assessment of executive power. Such an examination is necessary, but it must be based on reason, facts and a desire for more effective and efficient government. Read story

In Our View: Students set example, stand against racism

May 1, 2022, 6:03am Editorials

Baseball players from Skyview and Battle Ground high schools have provided a stirring example for other students and for adults in our community. The lesson: We all must stand against racism and against venomous acts that are all too common these days. Read story

Cheers & Jeers: Bodycams boost; COVID climbs

April 30, 2022, 6:03am Editorials

Cheers: To body cameras. Clark County councilors have decided to place a 0.1 percent public safety tax on either the August or November ballot. A portion of the tax would pay for body cameras and dashcams for the Clark County Sheriff’s Office. About 40 percent of the revenue would go… Read story

In Our View: Panel’s work investigating insurrection vital

April 29, 2022, 6:03am Editorials

The news of the week has focused on Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter and Russia’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine. Locally, the headlines have zeroed in on light rail for an eventual Interstate 5 Bridge and racism in high school sports. Read story

In Our View: ilani gamble pays off by boosting local economy

April 28, 2022, 6:03am Editorials

The event, it seems, was meaningful. So, too, is the impact of ilani on the people of the Cowlitz Indian Tribe and the surrounding community. Read story

In Our View: Religious freedom at core of Constitution

April 27, 2022, 6:03am Editorials

Imagine, for a moment, if a public school teacher said a Muslim prayer in front of their classroom. Or if a coach hailed Satan following a game and some students joined in. Or if a drama teacher expressed their atheist views prior to the spring musical. Read story

In Our View: Strict limitations on water pollution warranted

April 26, 2022, 6:03am Editorials

The federal Environmental Protection Agency recently proposed stricter limits on industrial pollution in Washington waterways, working toward clean water for both the present and the future. Read story