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In Our View: State mask mandate ends, but COVID endures

March 10, 2022, 6:03am Editorials

The end of Washington’s mask mandate is a welcome development. But it should not be conflated with the end of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read story

In Our View: More measures needed to end gun violence

March 9, 2022, 6:03am Editorials

A recent glance at Columbian.com served as a small reminder of the need to address gun violence, illuminating a scourge that plagues not only our community but the entire nation. Read story

In Our View: Put pedal to metal to finish transportation bill

March 8, 2022, 6:03am Editorials

Efforts to drag a transportation bill across the finish line demonstrate the need for compromise in the Legislature. Despite the difficulties, lawmakers must find a way to provide funding for Washington’s roads, ferries and transit. Read story

In Our View: Purdue Pharma settlement sends a message

March 7, 2022, 6:03am Editorials

The headline is eye-catching: “Washington to get $183 million from Purdue Pharma settlement, more than double original proposal.” Read story

In Our View: Freedom-loving people stand with Ukraine

March 6, 2022, 6:03am Editorials

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has generated a global response and nearly universal outrage at the unprovoked action. It also has illuminated differences between local congressional candidates. Read story

Cheers & Jeers: Ramping up reading; lousy litter

March 5, 2022, 6:03am Editorials

Cheers: To reading. A bill passed by the Legislature will help provide free books to children age 5 and younger in Clark County. Led by Rep. Monica Stonier, D-Vancouver, lawmakers approved expansion of a state program to all 39 counties, and state Superintendent Chris Reykdal said: “Imagine every student in… Read story

In Our View: Schaefer’s vision, action key in shaping county

March 4, 2022, 6:03am Editorials

Bob Schaefer was a man of vision. Equally important for Southwest Washington, he was a man of action. Schaefer, whose fingerprints are all over the region, died this week at the age of 91. Read story

In Our View: Legislature should address homeless crisis

March 3, 2022, 6:03am Editorials

Washington lawmakers have an opportunity this year to make historic investments in addressing homelessness. They should take advantage of it. Read story

In Our View: Drive carefully to stem traffic fatalities

March 2, 2022, 6:03am Editorials

While the issue might or might not be related to the coronavirus pandemic, the solution to a sharp increase in traffic fatalities is obvious: Drive carefully. Read story

In Our View: Lifting of mask mandate marks a turning point

March 1, 2022, 6:03am Editorials

For two years, we all have been waiting for a return to “normal.” But even with the end of mask mandates drawing near, our “normal” has been altered. Coronavirus is here to stay, and the goal is to live with it as best we can while working to protect each… Read story