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In Our View: Cheers & Jeers: Progress clears path for public use of local lands

October 24, 2020, 6:03am Editorials

Cheers: To the cleanup of Camp Bonneville. The former military site in east Clark County is close to being ready for recreational use — nearly two decades after the start of cleanup efforts. The 3,840-acre property is expected to be turned into a regional park, adding to the area’s bounty… Read story

In Our View: Ferry no replacement for revamped I-5 Bridge

October 23, 2020, 6:03am Editorials

To their credit, Friends of Frog Ferry have done their homework. But some basic eighth-grade math reveals that a proposed ferry between Vancouver and Portland might be an attractive idea but does not add up to a transportation solution in the region. Read story

In Our View: No healthy economy without healthy population

October 22, 2020, 6:03am Editorials

While the impending election and the start of voting has grabbed most of the nation’s attention, the United States still is facing the effects of the coronavirus pandemic and resulting economic turmoil. And that will continue to be the case long after the election has come and gone. Read story

In Our View: I-976 language failed to meet legal standard

October 21, 2020, 6:03am Editorials

Regardless of the topic, laws passed by the Legislature or approved by voters must be constitutional. In order to protect the rights of all citizens, the will of the majority must not be allowed to usurp the highest law in the state. Read story

In Our View: Charter panel should move county forward

October 20, 2020, 6:03am Editorials

Included on the lengthy ballot for the Nov. 3 election are candidates for the Charter Review Commission. Voters should endeavor to select members who will continue to move county governance forward rather than revisiting grievances of the past. Read story

In Our View: Get informed before casting your ballot

October 18, 2020, 6:03am Editorials

Vote. That is the most important recommendation The Columbian Editorial Board can offer during this election season. Read story

In Our View: Lynda Wilson effective in 17th Districtvideo icon

October 17, 2020, 6:03am Editorials

During her first four-year term as state senator from the 17th District, Lynda Wilson has been an effective legislator who responds to the needs of her district. The Columbian Editorial Board recommends that she be reelected. Read story

In Our View: Kreidler best choice for insurance commissioner

October 16, 2020, 6:03am Editorials

Despite being a relatively low-profile position, the work of the state insurance commissioner touches the lives of every Washingtonian. The Columbian’s Editorial Board recommends that Mike Kreidler be reelected in the Nov. 3 general election. Read story

In Our View: Reelect Cleveland to 49th Legislative Districtvideo icon

October 15, 2020, 6:03am Editorials

Annette Cleveland’s effectiveness during eight years in the state Senate is exemplified by the fact that she is the chair of the Health & Long Term Care Committee. The Columbian Editorial Board recommends that the Democrat be reelected to represent the 49th Legislative District for another four years. Read story

In Our View: Montoya-Lewis, Whitener should stay on court

October 14, 2020, 6:03am Editorials

Voters in the Nov. 3 general election have one judicial race in which they can choose between two strong candidates: Washington Supreme Court Pos. 3. While The Columbian Editorial Board recommends that Raquel Montoya-Lewis be chosen to remain on the bench, the fact that it is the only difficult judiciary… Read story