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In Our View: Unemployment benefits fraud requires action

May 28, 2020, 6:03am Editorials

The most disappointing aspect of widespread fraud in Washington’s unemployment benefits is that it has contributed to delays in legitimate payments. Many residents who have been laid off or furloughed in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic have had to wait for needed assistance and have had difficulty getting in touch with an overwhelmed Employment Security Department. Read story

In Our View: Crisis reflects shortcoming of U.S. government

May 27, 2020, 6:03am Editorials

As Benjamin Franklin is credited with saying, “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” Read story

In Our View: Special session must be handled with care

May 26, 2020, 6:03am Editorials

Waiting for a legislative special session is kind of like expecting rain in Washington. The outcome is inevitable, but we can’t be certain of when. Read story

In Our View: Ideals the same in a different Memorial Day

May 24, 2020, 6:03am Editorials

Memorial Day is an annual reminder of Americans’ willingness to sacrifice for their country. By honoring military members who have died while serving the United States, the holiday recognizes a commitment to the defense of this nation’s ideals. Read story

Cheers & Jeers: Parklets a plus, but crime isn’t

May 23, 2020, 6:03am Editorials

Cheers: To parklets. In preparing for a reopening of the economy, the city of Vancouver is planning to allow restaurants and bars to set up tables in the streets outside their businesses. The idea is to use parking spaces left empty during COVID-19 closures, moving tables outside to increase restaurant capacity while preserving social distancing. “We’re working through the details,” city official Chad Eiken said. “We do want to provide… Read story

In Our View: We hope this cruise was not a petri dish for virus

May 22, 2020, 6:03am Editorials

An impromptu cruise last week along Vancouver’s Main Street was a mild act of civil disobedience. While we can empathize with residents frustrated with stay-at-home orders, we hope the event did not help spread the coronavirus — and inadvertently cause those orders to be extended. Read story

In Our View: Class of 2020 faces challenges, opportunities

May 21, 2020, 6:03am Editorials

Through all their years of schooling, no homework assignment or classroom project or 10-page paper prepared members of the Class of 2020 for this. A global pandemic has upended rituals typically associated with the end of high school — including commencement ceremonies — and has left a murky future in its wake. Read story

In Our View: Mount St. Helens provides lessons for pandemic

May 20, 2020, 6:03am Editorials

The retrospective news of this week has several parallels to the current news of the day. The 40th anniversary of the Mount St. Helens eruption, which was Monday, provides some lessons for the coronavirus pandemic that has disrupted American life over the past two months. Read story

In Our View: Choose county charter review candidates wisely

May 19, 2020, 6:03am Editorials

While the big races in November will be for Congress and seats in the state Legislature, last week’s candidate filings indicated there is also strong interest in reviewing the Clark County Charter. Read story

In Our View: Persuasion more effective than intimidation

May 17, 2020, 6:03am Editorials

For most of us, the term “civil disobedience” brings to mind images of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and lunch-counter protests during the civil rights movement, or Lech Walesa climbing a fence at the shipyard in Gdansk, Poland, to join striking workers and ignite the Solidarity movement, or the lone “Tank Man” of China’s Tiananmen Square. Read story