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In Our View: Preschoolers’ learning loss concern for us all

March 26, 2023, 6:03am Editorials

In assessing the long-term impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Rekah Strong effectively sums up the issues facing children, parents and child care providers. Read story

Cheers & Jeers: Paddy Hough Parade; inflation

March 25, 2023, 6:03am Editorials

Cheers: To the Paddy Hough Parade. As the old saying goes, everybody loves a parade. That is especially true when the parade has been delayed because of a pandemic. For the first time since 2019, the traditional St. Patrick’s Day event known as the Paddy Hough Parade unfurled through the… Read story

In Our View: Lawmakers should invest more in new housing

March 24, 2023, 6:03am Editorials

Lines have been drawn in Olympia regarding funding for additional housing, with a focus on affordable housing. Read story

In Our View: Numbers don’t lie: Clark County is a nice place

March 23, 2023, 6:03am Editorials

Data about migration to and from Clark County provides some insight for the future of the region — and also a warning. Read story

In Our View: Access to fentanyl test strips could save lives

March 22, 2023, 6:03am Editorials

Drug policy often creates a dilemma between protecting users and enabling them. It is a conundrum that plays a role in new discussions about fentanyl test strips. Read story

In Our View: Farm Bill exposes divisions in Congress

March 21, 2023, 6:03am Editorials

As members of Congress begin negotiations over this year’s Farm Bill, the benefits — and the difficulties — of a divided legislature come to the forefront. Read story

In Our View: Allowing enforcement upholds social structure

March 20, 2023, 6:03am Editorials

Contrary to common propaganda, crime is — indeed — still illegal. Read story

In Our View: Drawbridge, tunnel miss mark for I-5 Bridge

March 19, 2023, 6:03am Editorials

Building bridges can be difficult — literally and metaphorically. So it is no surprise that efforts to replace the Interstate 5 Bridge have endured setbacks recently. Read story

In Our View: Cheers & Jeers: Helping hands; VA software

March 18, 2023, 6:03am Editorials

Cheers: To helping hands. With a seemingly endless list of minor repairs, homeownership can be a burden. But as explained in an article by Columbian reporter Carlos Fuentes, Operation Home Rescue is here to help local veterans. The program, through property management company TMG Maintenance Services NW, offers home repairs… Read story

In Our View: Congress must recognize urgency at Hanford

March 17, 2023, 6:03am Editorials

For too long, the federal government has kept cleanup at the Hanford nuclear reservation toward the bottom of its to-do list. “It’s a nice idea,” a long string of presidential administrations have seemed to say. “We’ll get to it eventually.” Read story