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In Our View: Precautions required for food supply chain

May 5, 2020, 6:03am Editorials

Among its many impacts, the coronavirus pandemic has exposed weaknesses in the nation’s food supply chain. President Trump last week issued an executive order recognizing that meat-packing plants are essential, but those plants cannot operate if workers are too ill to show up. Read story

In Our View: Caution required as state opens for business

May 3, 2020, 6:03am Editorials

Slowly, cautiously, Washington is opening for business and broader health care in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. Read story

In Our View: Cheers & Jeers: Viva volcano; kudos city council

May 2, 2020, 6:03am Editorials

Cheers: To learning about Mount St. Helens. Forty years ago this month — on May 18, 1980 — Mount St. Helens blew its top, killing 57 people and spewing ash that carried over much of the Northwest. Even in the middle of a coronavirus pandemic, the anniversary of the eruption — dubbed the “eruptiversary” by Columbian reporter Scott Hewitt — will garner attention in the coming weeks. Read story

In Our View: Keep immigration policy out of virus aid to states

May 1, 2020, 6:00am Editorials

Sigh! Read story

In Our View: Lack of critical investment catching up with us

April 30, 2020, 6:03am Editorials

While the coronavirus pandemic has highlighted government’s difficulties in procuring adequate ventilators, masks and testing kits, it also has exposed a glaring weakness in the nation’s computer infrastructure. Read story

In Our View: Hard-hit local governments need federal help

April 29, 2020, 6:03am Editorials

The long-term impact of the coronavirus outbreak remains hazy. But it is relatively clear that our parks won’t look as nice, our streets won’t be as clean and our law enforcement won’t be as robust. Read story

In Our View: Limiting infections top priority of reopening plan

April 28, 2020, 6:03am Editorials

A proposal from Republicans in the state Senate for reopening Washington’s economy has some worthy ideas, but also some backward priorities. Read story

In Our View: We all agree, increased testing is the key

April 26, 2020, 6:03am Editorials

Although Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee and Republicans in the Legislature disagree on some details about reopening Washington’s economy in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, both sides agree that robust testing for the disease is essential. Read story

In Our View: Cheers & Jeers: Holding prisoners, speeders

April 25, 2020, 6:03am Editorials

Cheers: To keeping prisoners in prison. The state Supreme Court ruled 5-4 Thursday against a request to release thousands of inmates from state prisons. The argument was that prisoners are not able to protect themselves from the coronavirus, and that the state has not done enough to keep inmates safe. “We can all hold out in our homes,” lawyer Nicholas Straley said. “We can decide who we allow into our… Read story

In Our View: Congress must help, protect Postal Service

April 24, 2020, 6:03am Editorials

As part of legislation dealing with the coronavirus pandemic, Congress should ensure that mail carriers can continue to make their appointed rounds. Read story