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In Our View: U.S. lawmakers must prioritize child care

March 13, 2024, 6:03am Editorials

While creating a bleak portrayal of a dystopian United States last week, Sen. Katie Britt briefly touched upon a topic that should draw bipartisan support in Congress. Read story

In Our View: Another chapter in book ban political debate

March 12, 2024, 6:03am Editorials

The close of the 2024 legislative session in Olympia is unlikely to be the last we will hear about bills related to education. By working to promote inclusion and protect academic integrity, the Democratic-led Legislature has invited the ire of conservatives throughout Washington. Read story

In Our View: Cheers & Jeers: Talking it out; food cart theft

March 11, 2024, 6:03am Editorials

Cheers: To community discussions. The focus of The Columbian’s Economic Forecast Breakfast was particularly timely this year — artificial intelligence. Business and community leaders gathered to hear a panel of experts discuss the current and future economic impacts of the growing technology. “They don’t have emotions. All they do is… Read story

In Our View: Wilson earned bipartisan respect in Olympia

March 9, 2024, 6:03am Editorials

Sen. Lynda Wilson’s retirement from the Legislature brings forth many thoughts — about both her role as a lawmaker and about politics in general. Read story

In Our View: Voters to decide issues Legislature left on table

March 8, 2024, 6:03am Editorials

With the Legislature passing three voter-driven measures on Monday, a spotlight has been placed on Washington’s initiative system and the foundations of our democracy. Read story

In Our View: Misinformation to blame for measles comeback

March 7, 2024, 6:03am Editorials

For decades, Americans have had little reason to fear measles. Read story

In Our View: Oregon lawmakers avoid time warp

March 6, 2024, 6:03am Editorials

To the benefit of Clark County residents, Oregon lawmakers have seen the light. Read story

In Our View: Sharing a home could help seniors, renters

March 5, 2024, 6:03am Editorials

It is an ambitious idea, and one that generates questions. But it also is a creative plan for mitigating Clark County’s housing shortage and a proposal that warrants discussion. Read story

In Our View: Cheers & Jeers: Transparency; unpaid debt

March 4, 2024, 6:03am Editorials

Cheers: To election transparency. Claims of election fraud in recent years have failed to uncover widespread wrongdoing anywhere in the United States. In fact, the spreading of lies cost Fox News $787 million in a settlement with Dominion Voting Systems. But there has been a benefit to the specious accusations:… Read story

In Our View: Tit-for-tat tariffs is a losing strategy for U.S.

March 2, 2024, 6:03am Editorials

In celebrating international trade and its oversized impact on our state, Sen. Maria Cantwell recently distilled the issue. Read story