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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

In Our View: Lebowsky for City Councilvideo icon

October 1, 2018, 6:03am Editorials

In the race for Vancouver City Council, Pos. 1, it is easier to see the similarities between the candidates than it is to find differences. But while both contenders are well-qualified, The Columbian’s Editorial Board recommends Laurie Lebowsky for the position. Read story

In Our View: Elect Long to Congressvideo icon

September 30, 2018, 6:03am Editorials

Democrat Carolyn Long is an insightful, engaged and energetic candidate. The Columbian’s Editorial Board recommends that voters elect Long as congressional representative from Washington’s 3rd District. Read story

In Our View: State Supreme Court Races

September 28, 2018, 6:03am Editorials

Incumbents Steve Gonzalez, Sheryl McCloud and Susan Owens are all well-qualified for re-election to the state Supreme Court, and yet the choices before voters are disappointing. Owens and McCloud are running unopposed, after would-be challengers were deemed ineligible and removed from the ballot for the Nov. 6 election. Only Gonzalez has drawn a challenger, but Nathan Choi is a not reasonable option for voters. Read story

In Our View: Re-elect Malinowski

September 27, 2018, 6:03am Editorials

Decision time is drawing near. Ballots for the general election are scheduled to be mailed Oct. 19, and election day is Nov. 6. So, as The Columbian’s Editorial Board kicks off its spate of recommendations, we begin by suggesting that voters support incumbent Jim Malinowski for Clark Public Utilities commissioner from District 1. Read story

In Our View: Long, Herrera Beutler in 3rd

July 22, 2018, 6:03am Editorials

Out of a wide-ranging field of candidates for representative from Washington’s 3rd Congressional District, The Columbian’s Editorial Board recommends incumbent Jaime Herrera Beutler and newcomer Carolyn Long. Read story