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In Our View: Cheers & Jeers: Organ donors, bad feeds

December 11, 2023, 6:03am Editorials

Cheers: To saving lives by donating organs. A Dec. 2 story by Columbian reporter Chrissy Booker shared the experience of Sharol Lucey, who received Steven Haugen’s heart 26 years ago and is one of the longest-lived heart transplant patients to be treated in Oregon. Read story

In Our View: Taking positive steps in fight against fentanyl

December 9, 2023, 6:03am Editorials

The fight against opioids in general, and fentanyl in particular, will continue to be long and frustrating, but a couple of developments this week provide some hope that our state and nation might be on the road to if not victory, at least containment. Read story

In Our View: Website good tool, but child care still needs help

December 8, 2023, 6:03am Editorials

Finding child care continues to be a major challenge for families in Washington, so the announcement of a new service to help parents is welcome news. Read story

In Our View: Remembering Pearl Harbor on Dec. 8, 1941

December 7, 2023, 6:03am Editorials

In the words of Franklin D. Roosevelt, today is the date that will live in infamy. On Dec. 7, 1941, Japanese naval forces launched an air strike on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, and other U.S. outposts in the Pacific, bringing the United States officially into World War II. Read story

In Our View: Habitat for Humanity celebrates milestones

December 6, 2023, 6:03am Editorials

The longtime affordable housing group Habitat for Humanity celebrated a local milestone last week, even as it mourned the recent death of one of its best-known champions. Read story

Camden: More liberals donate to justices

December 6, 2023, 6:01am Editorials

Justices elected and reelected to the Washington Supreme Court over the last 10 years have generally received much more money from liberal or progressive donors. Their most serious challengers generally got their big money from conservative donors. Read story

In Our View: Study finds state’s rest areas need a break

December 5, 2023, 6:03am Editorials

A new report from the state Department of Transportation outlines yet another area where the state will need to invest hundreds of millions of dollars over the next 15 years. Read story

In Our View: Cheers & Jeers: Free sports, new climate map

December 4, 2023, 6:03am Editorials

Cheers: To a chance to play. Thanks to volunteers and donations, hundreds of elementary school students in Evergreen Public Schools are competing in after-school sports. Basketball, volleyball and soccer programs have been offered, and the programs continue to expand. Students from nine schools played volleyball this fall, which is offered… Read story

In Our View: U.S.-China cooperation good for Washington

December 2, 2023, 6:03am Editorials

An agreement announced last week between the United States and China is an important step toward mitigating climate change. But it could unravel under the weight of continuing trade disputes between the world’s two largest economies. Read story

In Our View: Secret talks on Snake River dams bad policy

December 1, 2023, 6:03am Editorials

Finding the most effective and expedient path for saving endangered salmon requires open discussion and transparency. Such desires are undermined by the Biden administration’s closed-door negotiations regarding the future of four hydroelectric dams on the Lower Snake River. Read story