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In Our View: Billy Frank Jr. deserves place in Statuary Hall

February 4, 2021, 6:03am Editorials

In posthumously awarding the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Billy Frank Jr. in 2015, President Barack Obama provided a quick synopsis of the activist’s impact: “He saved the salmon that had fed his family for generations,” Obama said. “He was spat on, shot at, chased, clubbed and cast as an… Read story

In Our View: Tree-planting a local measure with global reach

February 3, 2021, 6:03am Editorials

Planting trees in Vancouver is a prime example of thinking globally but acting locally. Residents added 1,490 trees to the city’s canopy in 2020, participating in a series of planting events throughout the year. Read story

In Our View: Economic outlook uncertain amid pandemic

February 2, 2021, 6:03am Editorials

To borrow an old phrase, the only predictable thing about the economy is that it is unpredictable. Read story

In Our View: New homebuilding standards necessary hurdle

February 1, 2021, 6:03am Editorials

The timing of new energy-efficiency standards for homebuilders in Washington is, indeed, unfortunate. But the urgency of climate change demands action, not more rounds of claiming “now just isn’t a good time.” Read story

In Our View: Despite supply issues, vaccine efforts advance

January 31, 2021, 6:03am Editorials

Thus far, it appears, the biggest issue with coronavirus inoculations is a shortage of vaccines. About one month since the rollout of vaccines approved by the federal government, demand is outstripping supply for the still-nascent vaccination programs in Clark County. Read story

In Our View: Cheers & Jeers: Virus test; cutting in line

January 30, 2021, 6:03am Editorials

Cheers: To coronavirus testing. A free, no-barrier testing site is up and running in Vancouver. Located at Tower Mall along Mill Plain Boulevard, the drive-through and walk-up facility has administered about 250 tests a day since opening two weeks ago. It can handle up to 1,000 tests a day if… Read story

In Our View: State’s redistricting rules good, could be better

January 29, 2021, 6:03am Editorials

As the Washington State Redistricting Commission begins its work, residents can be thankful for the state’s system of redrawing congressional and legislative districts. That system is imperfect, yet it is superior to that of most states. Read story

In Our View: GOP’s stance to cap court at nine hypocritical

January 28, 2021, 6:03am Editorials

On one hand, Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler’s concern about the makeup of the Supreme Court is crucial to promoting the unity President Biden has forcefully advocated. On the other hand, it represents stunning hypocrisy on the part of Congressional Republicans. Read story

In Our View: Executive orders reflect Congress’ irrelevance

January 27, 2021, 6:03am Editorials

The early days of the Biden presidency highlight a problem with the federal government. Executive orders have come to replace the act of legislating, giving excessive power to the executive branch and reflecting how Congress has abdicated its duty. Read story

In Our View: Safely reopening schools a difficult balancing act

January 26, 2021, 6:03am Editorials

One of the difficulties of the coronavirus pandemic has been the uniqueness of it all. With the virus being previously unknown, mitigation efforts have been created from scratch, amounting to little more than a best-guess scenario. Responses need to be adjusted as information increasingly becomes available. Read story