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In Our View: County salary increases is money well-spent

July 22, 2023, 6:03am Editorials

Having efficient, knowledgeable, hardworking people in government is essential to a thriving community. At the county level, those workers maintain roads, process permit applications, ensure fair elections and perform thousands of other tasks in the public eye and behind the scenes. Read story

In Our View: Address immigration reform to support farms

July 21, 2023, 6:03am Editorials

Leaving succulent Washington cherries and apples on the tree to spoil is not beneficial for growers or consumers. But that is the prospect as Congress persistently fails to address immigration reform. Read story

In Our View: Kudos for improved fireworks enforcement

July 20, 2023, 6:03am Editorials

Amid increasing complaints, it is apparent that Clark County’s fireworks issue is continuing to blow up. More work is required to coordinate laws at the local or state level and to improve public education. Read story

In Our View: Government must lead on affordable housing

July 19, 2023, 6:03am Editorials

The issue of affordable housing in Vancouver calls to mind a quote from Gov. Jay Inslee. Read story

In Our View: Plans to close corrections center shortsighted

July 18, 2023, 6:03am Editorials

State officials should reconsider plans for closing Larch Corrections Center in east Clark County. Given its status as the only prison in Southwest Washington and its record of providing education and vocational training, Larch should be expanded rather than shuttered. Read story

In Our View: Cheers & Jeers: Urban farming grows; crime up

July 17, 2023, 6:03am Editorials

Cheers: To urban farming. Indoor farming requires less land than traditional farming and is gaining popularity in Clark County, as detailed in a recent article by The Columbian’s Sarah Wolf. “Growing mushrooms in an urban setting was appealing to us because it was something we could start up relatively quickly… Read story

In Our View: Forest plan update must be sensible, effective

July 15, 2023, 6:03am Editorials

The federal government’s delay in updating the Northwest Forest Plan reflects the nation’s convoluted approach to land management and climate change. As The Columbian has written editorially: “The labyrinth of confusion and consternation created by federal policy continues to confound.” Read story

In Our View: Public health initiatives worthy investments

July 14, 2023, 6:03am Editorials

One of the few benefits of the COVID-19 pandemic has been renewed attention on public health. Read story

In Our View: Journalism legislation supports democracy

July 13, 2023, 6:03am Editorials

Like other commodities, news is dependent upon the marketplace; if there is public demand for a product, the company that produces that product will thrive and grow. Read story

In Our View: Address tuition increases, bolster middle class

July 12, 2023, 6:03am Editorials

A recent Supreme Court decision regarding student loans should not be the final word on the issue. Debt is hampering young adults and their ability to accumulate wealth in a manner afforded to previous generations, and it warrants attention from Congress. Read story