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In Our View: Legislature must address infrastructure

November 28, 2021, 6:03am Editorials

A $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill passed this month by Congress and signed by President Biden should serve as an example for officials in our state. Read story

In Our View: Cheers & Jeers: Shop locally, COVID outbreak

November 27, 2021, 6:03am Editorials

Cheers: To holiday shopping. For those who believe that bad news is the only news, we offer an uplifting headline from Sunday’s Columbian: “Clark County retailers are stocked, ready to welcome holiday shoppers”. Despite concerns about supply chains and worker shortages, local sellers are ready to help customers fill in… Read story

In Our View: Start of holiday shopping, end for Lloyd Center

November 26, 2021, 6:03am Editorials

Today marks the unofficial beginning of the Christmas shopping season. With retailers rebounding from last year’s pandemic-induced slowdown, and with worries about supply chains and increasing prices, there is an air of unpredictability surrounding the season. Read story

In Our View: Giving special thanks this Thanksgiving

November 25, 2021, 6:03am Editorials

It was 400 years ago this month that the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag Indians gathered at Plymouth, Mass., for a celebration that is today remembered as the first Thanksgiving. Eighty years ago, in December 1941, the United States proclaimed the fourth Thursday in November as the official Thanksgiving holiday. Countless… Read story

In Our View: Secretary of state should be nonpartisan position

November 24, 2021, 6:03am Editorials

With much attention on Washington’s secretary of state in recent weeks, lawmakers should be pondering the future of the office and recognize that citizens would be well-served if the position were nonpartisan. Protecting democracy and ensuring free and fair elections transcends party preference and is essential to ensuring —or restoring… Read story

In Our View: Increasing our tree canopy a worthwhile goal

November 23, 2021, 6:03am Editorials

It is no surprise to hear talk about trees in the Northwest. Our economy and culture historically have been driven by the vast forests that help define the region. Read story

In Our View: It takes a village to address homelessness

November 22, 2021, 6:00am Editorials

Not far from the busy intersection of Highway 500 and Northeast 112th Avenue, a lonely cul-de-sac leads into an undeveloped parcel of land covered with trees and brush. Although concrete barriers keep automobiles off the asphalt, in recent years it’s become a small village of unhoused people living in tents,… Read story

In Our View: State redistricting commission disappoints

November 21, 2021, 6:03am Editorials

What should we make of the Washington State Redistricting Commission and its failure to agree on new legislative maps for state and U.S. House seats by its deadline of 11:59 p.m. Monday? Read story

In Our View: Cheers & Jeers: New Cougs; avoiding the flu

November 20, 2021, 6:03am Editorials

Cheers: To rapid college admissions decisions. Washington State University Vancouver’s Cougar Quickstart program last weekend offered high school students information about academic life, programs of study, resources available — and, for those who met requirements, an on-the-spot offer of admission. Read story

In Our View: Action needed to prevent climate catastrophe

November 19, 2021, 6:03am Editorials

When it comes to the climate crisis facing Southwest Washington and the world, it’s well beyond time to act decisively. In fact, we’ve already failed to heed warnings dating back decades: Read story