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In Our View: Pandemic boosts urgency of housing instability

July 19, 2020, 6:03am Editorials

The United States’ housing crisis is not new. Read story

Cheers & Jeers: Thank you for wearing a mask

July 18, 2020, 6:03am Editorials

Cheers: To masks. Researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this week reaffirmed findings that face coverings are among the best defenses against the spread of COVID-19. “All Americans have a responsibility to protect themselves, their families, and their communities,” the institute’s director said. And Gov. Jay Inslee last month issued a statewide mask mandate for people in public. Read story

In Our View: Rivers, Bell best of the choices in 18th Districtvideo icon

July 17, 2020, 6:03am Editorials

As the Legislature ponders unprecedented budget woes created by the coronavirus pandemic along with other pressing issues, experience and the relationships that come along with it will be essential. Because of that, The Columbian’s Editorial Board recommends incumbent Ann Rivers in the race for state senator from the 18th District. Read story

In Our View: Blom, James best for county council District 3video icon

July 16, 2020, 6:03am Editorials

Like all governmental bodies, the Clark County Council is facing pressing questions about budgeting, fostering racial equality and guiding their communities through a period of turmoil. The Columbian’s Editorial Board recommends John Blom and Jesse James as the best candidates from District 3 to shepherd the region into the future. Read story

In Our View: Stonier, Llafet best in 49th District Position 2 race

July 15, 2020, 6:03am Editorials

Voters in the 49th Legislative District can choose between a Democrat, a Republican and an independent in the race for state representative, Position 2. The Columbian’s Editorial Board recommends Democrat Monica Stonier and Republican Park Llafet from a field that also includes Independent Troy Potter. Read story

In Our View: Wylie, Fiskum best in 49th District Position 1 race

July 14, 2020, 6:03am Editorials

Unlike in recent elections, voters in the 49th Legislative District are presented with a range of choices this year. In the contest for representative, Position 1, The Columbian’s Editorial Board recommends incumbent Sharon Wylie and newcomer Kelli Fiskum in the primary election. Read story

In Our View: Herrera Beutler, Long best in 3rd District race

July 12, 2020, 6:03am Editorials

Although five people appear on the ballot, there are two clear choices in the primary election for U.S. representative from Washington’s 3rd Congressional District. The Columbian’s Editorial Board recommends Jaime Herrera Beutler and Carolyn Long for the position. Read story

Cheers & Jeers: Managing milfoil; boors booed

July 11, 2020, 6:03am Editorials

Cheers: To Friends of Vancouver Lake. The group formed in late 2018 to combat an infestation of Eurasian milfoil in the lake, and this week it demonstrated its progress. Members helped inject an herbicide into the lake to ward off the noxious weed. “This is a real community win,” said Kathy Gillespie, co-chair for Friends of Vancouver Lake. “It feels like somebody had the lake’s back this morning.” Read story

In Our View: Federal funds, local plans to safely open school

July 10, 2020, 6:03am Editorials

Safely reopening schools in the fall is going to require more than dictates or wishful thinking from the federal government. Congress and President Trump must invest in the health and education of students, filling in funding gaps created by the coronavirus pandemic. Read story

In Our View: Taxpayers deserve answers on PPP

July 9, 2020, 6:03am Editorials

As thousands of businesses in Clark County can attest, the Paycheck Protection Program approved by Congress in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic has helped preserve jobs. Read story