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In Our View: Mega Grant stokes big hopes for new bridge

December 19, 2023, 6:03am Editorials

At times, it seems, the quest for a new Interstate 5 Bridge is akin to a school bake sale. Progress could be depicted on a fever chart, with financing for the bridge represented on a giant thermometer. Read story

In Our View: Cheers & Jeers: Talk it out; math doesn’t add up

December 18, 2023, 6:03am Editorials

Cheers: To public discussion. The Vancouver City Council is hosting a public hearing tonight regarding short-term rental properties. Reasonable arguments can be made regarding how rentals listed on websites such as Airbnb or VRBO should be regulated, but the important thing is that councilors and the public finally are discussing… Read story

In Our View: Up to voters to end election misinformation

December 16, 2023, 6:03am Editorials

and the last — line of defense against election misinformation is you, the voter. Embracing a logical, informed, discerning view of claims about election fraud or a “deep state” is essential to protecting and preserving our democracy. Read story

In Our View: Holiday travel prompts transportation reflection

December 15, 2023, 6:03am Editorials

’Tis the season for dashing through the snow in a one-horse open sleigh. Or at least it would be if this were 1857. Read story

In Our View: Kroger-Albertsons merger has broad implications

December 14, 2023, 6:03am Editorials

One of the foundational theories of capitalism is that competition is beneficial. Read story

In Our View: Addressing Portland’s problems will reverberate

December 13, 2023, 6:03am Editorials

Efforts to revive Portland provide a lesson for both large and small cities throughout the country. The visible decline of Oregon’s largest city — which has strong economic and cultural ties to Vancouver — triggers debates about politics, social policy and policing; so, too, will attempts to reverse that decline. Read story

In Our View: Include inclusionary zoning in housing debate

December 12, 2023, 6:03am Editorials

The concept of inclusionary zoning can generate complex debates about the role of government in the free market. But it also can be summed up in a quote from Ian Lefcourte: “If something is important to have, you require it.” Read story

In Our View: Cheers & Jeers: Organ donors, bad feeds

December 11, 2023, 6:03am Editorials

Cheers: To saving lives by donating organs. A Dec. 2 story by Columbian reporter Chrissy Booker shared the experience of Sharol Lucey, who received Steven Haugen’s heart 26 years ago and is one of the longest-lived heart transplant patients to be treated in Oregon. Read story

In Our View: Taking positive steps in fight against fentanyl

December 9, 2023, 6:03am Editorials

The fight against opioids in general, and fentanyl in particular, will continue to be long and frustrating, but a couple of developments this week provide some hope that our state and nation might be on the road to if not victory, at least containment. Read story

In Our View: Website good tool, but child care still needs help

December 8, 2023, 6:03am Editorials

Finding child care continues to be a major challenge for families in Washington, so the announcement of a new service to help parents is welcome news. Read story