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In Our View: President on right track with infrastructure plan

April 18, 2021, 6:03am Editorials

The president was right. A huge investment in infrastructure is needed to restore American greatness: “It should be VERY BIG & BOLD, Two Trillion Dollars, and be focused solely on jobs and rebuilding the once great infrastructure of our Country!” Read story

In Our View: Cheers & Jeers: Manufacturing jobs; COVID-19

April 17, 2021, 6:03am Editorials

Cheers: To manufacturing. United Precision Corporation, a California-based aerospace manufacturer that counts Boeing, SpaceX and the U.S. military among its clients, is expanding to Clark County. The company has purchased land from the Port of Camas-Washougal, where it will build two manufacturing buildings over the next five to 10 years,… Read story

In Our View: Portland’s gun violence response offers lessons

April 16, 2021, 6:03am Editorials

Portland is experiencing a scourge of gun violence. According to, at least 284 shooting have occurred in the city this year, and 18 fatal shootings have contributed to a total of 26 murders. Portland is on pace for a record 100 homicides this year; last year the city saw… Read story

In Our View: Biden should make Hanford cleanup a priority

April 15, 2021, 6:03am Editorials

On June 28, 1988, the Hanford Nuclear Reservation was proposed for inclusion on the National Priorities List of pressing environmental concerns. That was six presidential administrations ago, highlighting the federal government’s tepid approach to cleaning up what is regarded as the nation’s most contaminated waste site. Read story

In Our View: Legislature should act to balance government

April 14, 2021, 6:03am Editorials

Washington lawmakers this year eschewed the opportunity to add some balance to state government. But the coronavirus pandemic has illuminated the issue and should compel the Legislature to reconsider it in the future. Read story

In Our View: Legislature must bolster trust in law enforcement

April 13, 2021, 6:03am Editorials

Police officers are not infallible; they make mistakes like everybody else, sometimes in the line of duty. Read story

In Our View: Camas must prepare should paper mill close

April 12, 2021, 6:03am Editorials

Although Georgia-Pacific officials say they have no plans to close the Camas paper mill, city officials would be wise to prepare for the possibility. Read story

In Our View: Diligence, virus precautions must prevail

April 11, 2021, 6:03am Editorials

Now is not the time for complacency. Read story

In Our View: Cheers & Jeers: Outdoor dining; careless drivers

April 10, 2021, 6:03am Editorials

Cheers: To outdoor dining. Vancouver’s popular Street Eats has been extended three years by city officials. The program, which grants permits for restaurants to set up tables on sidewalks or parking spaces, was designed to help businesses weather the coronavirus pandemic. With restrictions on indoor dining continually evolving, outdoor dining… Read story

In Our View: Newspapers vital to democracy, deserve boost

April 9, 2021, 6:03am Editorials

A few weeks ago, a weekly in Kansas City found a clever way to highlight the plight of newspapers. The Northeast News, an 89-year-old publication, produced a blank front page, with nothing below the masthead. Read story