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In Our View: Vick for 18th District

October 12, 2018, 6:03am Editorials

In a contest between two strong candidates, The Columbian’s Editorial Board recommends incumbent Republican Brandon Vick for re-election as state representative from the 18th Legislative District, Position 1. Read story

In Our View: Keep Harris in Legislature

October 11, 2018, 6:03am Editorials

During eight years in the Legislature, Rep. Paul Harris has been a thoughtful lawmaker who tempers his conservative beliefs with a welcome dose of pragmatism. The Columbian’s Editorial Board recommends that the Republican be re-elected as representative from the 17th District, Position 2. Read story

In Our View: Harris for Position 1 in 17th District

October 10, 2018, 6:03am Editorials

For most voters in the 17th Legislative District, the choice for state representative, Position 1, will be relatively easy. Democrat Tanisha Harris and Republican incumbent Vicki Kraft are strong candidates who offer sharp contrasts in ideology. Read story

In Our View: Keep Olson in County Seat

October 9, 2018, 6:03am Editorials

Because of her vast experience in the community and her understanding of local issues, The Columbian’s Editorial Board recommends Republican incumbent Julie Olson in the race for Clark County councilor from District 2. As always, this is merely a recommendation; The Columbian trusts that voters will study the candidates and make an informed decision. Read story

In Our View: Lentz for County Councilvideo icon

October 8, 2018, 6:03am Editorials

Despite being a first-time candidate for office, Democrat Temple Lentz demonstrates the kind of thoughtful and energetic leadership necessary to prepare Clark County for a prosperous future. The Columbian’s Editorial Board recommends that voters support Lentz in the race for Clark County councilor from District 1. Read story

In Our View: Holt for Clark County Council chairvideo icon

October 7, 2018, 6:03am Editorials

It can be difficult for a political newcomer to make a case for why the public should hire them, particularly for a high-profile position such as Clark County Council chair. But Democrat Eric Holt has managed to do that, earning the recommendation of The Columbian’s Editorial Board. Read story

In Our View: Vote ‘No’ on Carbon Fee

October 5, 2018, 6:03am Editorials

Opponents of Initiative 1631, which would place a fee on carbon emitters in Washington, have taken aim at the fact that the TransAlta coal-fired plant in Centralia would be exempt from the fee. While the TransAlta issue is more complex than critics would lead voters to believe, it does raise questions about the proposed carbon fee. Read story

In Our View: Vote ‘No’ on Initiative 1639

October 4, 2018, 6:03am Editorials

Undoubtedly, the United States has a problem with gun violence. And while Washington state is not immune from this disease, not all proposed cures fall under the category of common-sense gun laws. Read story

In Our View: Vote ‘No’ on Initiative 1634

October 3, 2018, 6:03am Editorials

In many ways, Initiative 1634 on the November ballot is a solution in search of a problem. The initiative would prohibit local governments from enacting taxes on groceries. Read story

In Our View: Vote ‘No’ on Initiative 940

October 2, 2018, 6:03am Editorials

Washington’s deadly force law needs to be changed. But while the state has what critics decry as the nation’s weakest accountability measures for law enforcement, Initiative 940 is not the proper path for fixing a broken system. Read story