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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

In Our View: Just to be clear: Vote ‘no’ on Initiative 976

October 24, 2019, 6:03am Editorials

We messed up. And we learned at an early age that when you mess up, you admit it and work to correct it. Read story

In Our View: Recap of our recommendations; be sure to vote

October 18, 2019, 6:03am Editorials

Odd-year elections are easy to overlook. In Washington, the quadrennial presidential election is accompanied by races for governor and other state executives, along with Congress and the Legislature. Midterm elections such as last year’s are marked by more contests for lawmakers. Read story

In Our View: Don’t waste any of your time on advisory votes

October 17, 2019, 6:03am Editorials

Consider this a public service. That, after all, is one of the primary duties of a newspaper. Read story

In Our View: ‘Yes’ on all 7 Vancouver charter amendments

October 16, 2019, 6:03am Editorials

In 2016, Vancouver residents were presented with stark evidence of the need for changes to the city’s Salary Review Commission. Proposition No. 1 on the Nov. 5 ballot would amend the city charter to provide that change; The Columbian Editorial Board recommends a “yes” vote on the proposition. Read story

In Our View: ‘Yes’ on Senate Joint Resolution 8200

October 15, 2019, 6:03am Editorials

Possible threats to a functioning state government have changed since the Cold War, and the state constitution should reflect those changes. The Columbian Editorial Board recommends a “yes” vote on Senate Joint Resolution 8200 for the Nov. 5 election. Read story

In Our View: End affirmative action ban, vote yes on Ref. 88

October 14, 2019, 6:03am Editorials

Referendum 88 on the statewide ballot is a complex issue revolving around affirmative action requirements. The Columbian Editorial Board recommends a “yes” vote. Read story

In Our View: We can’t afford the savings I-976 would bring

October 13, 2019, 6:03am Editorials

Initiative 976 on the Nov. 5 statewide ballot imagines a fantasy world in which Washington’s highways, roads and bridges either come without cost or are already and forevermore complete. Read story

In Our View: Decker for Vancouver school board Position 4

October 11, 2019, 6:03am Editorials

Because we can choose only one candidate, The Columbian’s Editorial Board recommends Kathy Decker for Position 4 on the Vancouver school board. Decker’s race against Lisa Messer presents voters with a difficult decision between two capable candidates who have similar backgrounds and would bring similar strengths to the board. Read story