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In Our View: Free market vital in transforming auto fleet

January 30, 2023, 6:03am Editorials

While government can incentivize the purchase and use of electric vehicles, a lasting transformation of the nation’s automobile fleet will depend on the free market. Read story

In Our View: Mass shootings highlight serious social disease

January 29, 2023, 6:01am Editorials

In the early hours of Tuesday morning, a 21-year-old man walked into a Circle K store in Yakima and shot two customers to death. He then left the store and fatally shot a person sitting in a car. After several hours, the suspect fatally shot himself as police closed in. Read story

In Our View: Cheers & Jeers: Positive project; RIP Schonely

January 28, 2023, 6:03am Editorials

Cheers: To needed development. Plans are underway for industrial development north of Highway 14 and east of the Grand Central shopping area, which is anchored by a Fred Meyer store. Killian Pacific expects to build out a 17-acre site that has sat unused for years. Read story

In Our View: County’s first charter school a positive step

January 27, 2023, 6:03am Editorials

As Clark County prepares to welcome its first state-approved charter school, it is important to focus on the facts of Washington’s charter system rather than the hyperbole. Read story

In Our View: It takes a village to combat kids’ fentanyl use

January 26, 2023, 6:03am Editorials

In fighting the scourge of fentanyl, warnings are inadequate. Knowledge is necessary for parents to understand the danger posed by the relatively new synthetic drug. Read story

In Our View: Broadband service for all should be a priority

January 25, 2023, 6:03am Editorials

It is neither hyperbole nor political pandering when Southwest Washington’s new congressional representative says her home internet connection comes from a cellphone tower. Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez is like many rural residents when it comes to securing reliable access to the web. Read story

In Our View: Take broad view of state homeless situation

January 24, 2023, 6:01am Editorials

Even a brief drive around the neighborhoods of Vancouver is likely to reveal vehicles that are doubling as residences — a result of the state’s housing shortage and homeless crisis. Read story

In Our View: State must avoid Oregon’s drug-policy errors

January 23, 2023, 6:03am Editorials

As Washington lawmakers consider adjustments to the state’s drug laws, additional evidence is emerging about what not to do — direct people to treatment that is hard to find or nonexistent. Read story

In Our View: Perez off to good start with revival of town halls

January 22, 2023, 6:03am Editorials

There likely will be tense issues that suck the oxygen out of political discourse during Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez’s time in Congress, but a town hall last week in Stevenson was a breath of fresh air. Read story

In Our View: Cheers & Jeers: Future park; weather delays

January 21, 2023, 6:03am Editorials

Cheers: To a future regional park. The state Department of Natural Resources is transferring 80 acres of land to Clark County. The parcel, near Lucia Falls Regional Park and Moulton Falls Regional Park, will become a regional park managed by the county. The deal “preserves this pristine natural area for… Read story