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In Our View: Congress should enact vote-by-mail for all

March 20, 2020, 6:03am Editorials

The coronavirus pandemic already is playing havoc with the 2020 presidential election. Ohio’s primary, which was scheduled for Tuesday, was postponed following a decision by state officials and a flurry of legal challenges; and Georgia and Louisiana have postponed primaries for the coming weeks over concerns about having large groups of people gather at polling places. Read story

In Our View: Flexibility wise approach with parking of RVs

March 19, 2020, 6:03am Editorials

As Clark County councilors acknowledge, a new ordinance governing the parking of recreational vehicles likely is a temporary fix. Read story

In Our View: County’s nonprofits need community support

March 18, 2020, 6:03am Editorials

The economic impact of the coronavirus is, understandably, receiving much attention. The stock market has seen huge declines, bars and restaurants in Washington and other states have been ordered to close all seating, and all businesses are facing uncertainty. Read story

In Our View: This type of sunshine is a powerful disinfectant

March 17, 2020, 6:03am Editorials

Contrary to its name, Sunshine Week is not a promise of clear skies and warm weather. Instead, it is an acknowledgment of the disinfecting power of a free press to ensure a healthy government. Read story

In Our View: Inslee wise to plot cautious course with virus

March 15, 2020, 6:03am Editorials

Gov. Jay Inslee has taken drastic but necessary steps to try and slow the spread of the coronavirus in Washington. Read story

Cheers & Jeers: Apples shine; toilet paper to-do

March 14, 2020, 6:03am Editorials

Cheers: To apple-themed license plates. According to its website, the state Department of Licensing offers more than 60 specialty license plates, supporting efforts as diverse as Washington lighthouses and volunteer firefighters. So it might seem unusual that none of those plates support one of the state’s signature industries — apples. Read story

In Our View: Congress should support workers amid outbreak

March 13, 2020, 6:03am Editorials

Think, for a moment, about all the people you directly or indirectly come into contact with each day. The barista at the coffee shop. The stylist at the salon. The waiter at the restaurant — or even the cook who is handling your food. Now imagine if one of more of them is afflicted with the coronavirus and harboring COVID-19, passing along germs to hundreds of people. Read story

In Our View: Lawmakers must do better for good of public

March 12, 2020, 6:03am Editorials

As the 2020 session of the Washington Legislature comes to a close, members of both parties will spend the coming days and weeks telling voters about their successes. But they also should face some questions about a glaring failure to improve transparency in state government. Read story

In Our View: It’s time for Congress to end changing of clocks

March 11, 2020, 6:03am Editorials

In between wondering why it is dark outside when you wake up and adjusting the clock on the microwave, you might have asked why this is still happening. Read story

In Our View: Enough talk – time to act with coal in decline

March 10, 2020, 6:03am Editorials

For an industry that employs a relatively small number of Americans, coal has received an inordinate level of attention in recent years. Read story