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In Our View: Our Voting Guidance

November 8, 2016, 6:03am Editorials

Today is Election Day, in case you hadn’t noticed. And if you were not aware of that fact, you might benefit from a reminder of the recommendations from The Columbian’s Editorial Board. Read story

In Our View: Columbian Ballot Picks

October 22, 2016, 6:03am Editorials

Ballots have arrived or are on their way, which means that a lengthy and often contentious election season is nearing an end. Read story

In Our View: Murray for U.S. Senate

October 21, 2016, 6:03am Editorials

In an era marked by political divisions, Democratic Sen. Patty Murray has maintained a focus upon governing rather than partisan demagoguery. The Columbian’s Editorial Board recommends that Murray be returned to Washington, D.C., for a fifth term in office. Read story

In Our View: Retain High Court Justices

October 20, 2016, 6:03am Editorials

This year’s elections for the state Supreme Court represent a positive sign for our democracy. In 2014, four justices sought re-election, and two of them drew no challengers while the others were opposed only by fringe candidates. This year, three justices are on the ballot, with each of them facing… Read story

In Our View: Jones for State Schools Chief

October 19, 2016, 6:03am Editorials

Erin Jones is the kind of inspirational, enthusiastic, infectious leader who can make a palpable difference in the state’s education policy. The Columbian’s Editorial Board recommends a vote for Jones as state superintendent of public instruction. Read story

In Our View: Kreidler for Insurance Job

October 18, 2016, 6:04am Editorials

During a time of turmoil for the insurance industry, Democrat Mike Kreidler remains the best person to serve as the state’s insurance commissioner. The Columbian’s Editorial Board recommends a vote for Kreidler in his race against Republican Richard Schrock. Read story

In Our View: Franz to Lead Public Lands

October 17, 2016, 6:03am Editorials

The office of state Commissioner of Public Lands is a bit more complicated than it sounds. The commissioner leads the Department of Natural Resources, which manages more than 5 million acres of forests, controls the state’s largest fire department, and provides about $200 million each year to schools through timber… Read story

In Our View: Clinton for President

October 16, 2016, 6:03am Editorials

Despite a dark and divisive presidential campaign, a glimmer of light is shining through: There is one candidate who has the experience, demeanor, and uplifting vision necessary to shepherd this nation toward a successful future. Democrat Hillary Clinton clearly is the best choice for president of the United States, and… Read story

In Our View: Barnes for Utility Boardvideo icon

October 14, 2016, 6:03am Editorials

By definition, the contest for Clark Public Utilities commissioner qualifies as a down-ballot race. Yet while it will not garner as much attention as, say, president, or U.S. senator, or governor, the role of utility commissioner has a daily impact on the lives of every Clark County resident. Read story

In Our View: McCarthy for State Auditor

October 13, 2016, 6:03am Editorials

Given the turmoil of the past four years in the state auditor’s office, a calm and steady hand is necessary to lead the department at this time. Because of that, The Columbian’s Editorial Board recommends a vote for Democrat Pat McCarthy in her race against Republican Mark Miloscia. Read story