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In Our View: Lumber crunch expected to be temporary

May 21, 2021, 6:03am Editorials

Just as the United States is coming out of the woods of the pandemic, it is running out of wood. Skyrocketing lumber prices have been one of the unexpected results of the coronavirus pandemic. Read story

In Our View: Inslee’s line-item veto tests power of office

May 20, 2021, 6:03am Editorials

In signing a slate of environmental laws this week, Gov. Jay Inslee once again tested the powers of his office. Read story

In Our View: Science should guide parents in vaccine choice

May 19, 2021, 6:03am Editorials

With one COVID-19 vaccine approved for children, parents have a decision to make. As with any other parental choice, reliable and factual information is necessary in order to make the best decision for your child and your family. Read story

In Our View: Local media essential part of U.S. infrastructure

May 18, 2021, 6:03am Editorials

According to Merriam-Webster, one definition of infrastructure is “the underlying foundation or basic framework (as of a system or organization).” Read story

In Our View: Fully reopening schools in fall important step

May 17, 2021, 6:03am Editorials

An announcement that Washington schools should plan to be open for in-person learning in the fall is a welcome development. Read story

In Our View: Keep on-street parking on Columbia Street

May 16, 2021, 6:03am Editorials

Efforts to reduce traffic, encourage alternative transportation and improve safety on the roads should be rooted in reality. Read story

Cheers & Jeers: Libraries open, fair canceled

May 15, 2021, 6:03am Editorials

Cheers: To libraries. The Fort Vancouver Regional Library system is open to in-person visits for the first time in more than a year. After being shuttered because of the coronavirus pandemic, branches throughout Southwest Washington started inviting patrons to roam the stacks a couple weeks ago. “It was more emotional… Read story

In Our View: Time to repeal federal supplemental jobless aid

May 14, 2021, 6:03am Editorials

Federal unemployment payments of $300 a week have served a necessary function throughout the coronavirus pandemic, but evidence suggests they have outlived their usefulness. Read story

In Our View: Land-use laws causing high-tech stagnation

May 13, 2021, 6:03am Editorials

Despite their small size, microchips are a big deal for the economy in Clark County and throughout the metro area. Keeping it that way will require a concerted effort from local leaders. Read story

In Our View: Light rail on new I-5 Bridge: To be or not to be?

May 12, 2021, 6:03am Editorials

Most of us learned an important life lesson years ago: When facing difficult tasks, do the hardest part first. As Mark Twain quipped: “Eat a live frog first thing in the morning and nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day.” Read story