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In Our View: Accurate election results are worth the wait

November 4, 2020, 6:03am Editorials

And so we wait, as a contentious presidential election turns dramatic. Read story

In Our View: Voter registration surge bodes well for democracy

November 3, 2020, 6:03am Editorials

Regardless of the outcome, the election of 2020 could go down in history as a great awakening of American democracy. The chaos of the past four years, combined with this year’s pandemic and racial unrest, has coalesced into what appears to be record voter turnout. Read story

The Columbian Editorial Board’s endorsements

November 1, 2020, 6:03am Editorials

Here is a recap of voting recommendations from The Columbian’s Editorial Board: Read story

In Our View: County voters can be assured their ballots count

November 1, 2020, 6:03am Editorials

By Wednesday, six days before the election, more than half of the registered voters in Clark County had returned their ballots. But even the procrastinators out there can rest assured that their votes will be counted if they drop them in an official ballot box or have them postmarked by… Read story

In Our View: Cheers & Jeers: Homelessness effort laudable

October 31, 2020, 6:03am Editorials

Cheers: To combating homelessness. Clark County and the city of Vancouver have formed a joint advisory group to deal with homelessness in the region. “I’m confident that working together with our partners at the city is the best approach to develop strategies to fight the devastating problem of homelessness in… Read story

In Our View: State paying the price of Trump’s trade policy

October 30, 2020, 6:03am Editorials

Regardless of who wins Tuesday’s presidential election, federal trade policy will be essential to helping the economy recover from the coronavirus pandemic. This is especially true in Washington. Read story

In Our View: Well-maintained streets must remain priority

October 29, 2020, 6:03am Editorials

Few items in a city’s budget draw the attention — or the ire — of taxpayers as quickly as street repair. Perhaps that is because few items are shared as broadly among the populace, with a majority of residents depending on reliable streets on a daily basis. Read story

In Our View: Caution required as students return to school

October 28, 2020, 6:03am Editorials

In gradually shifting to in-person kindergarten classes amid the coronavirus pandemic, local school districts must proceed with caution. Read story

In Our View: Trump fails to deliver COVID-19 strategy

October 27, 2020, 6:03am Editorials

Rather than devise a bold and aggressive plan for combatting the coronavirus pandemic, the Trump administration is surrendering. Eight months into the pandemic, a lack of leadership from the White House is continuing to endanger Americans while providing little hope that the end is near. Read story

In Our View: Voter turnout suggests support for democracy

October 25, 2020, 6:03am Editorials

Democracy, it appears, is alive and well in Clark County. And while Washington’s long-established vote-by-mail system has proven to be secure and beneficial to voters, protecting the right to vote remains an issue in many parts of the country. Read story