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In Our View: Vote ‘No’ on I-1464

October 12, 2016, 6:03am Editorials

Pop quiz for Clark County residents. See if you can spot the glitch in the Voters’ Pamphlet summary for Initiative 1464 on the statewide ballot: “This measure would create a campaign-finance system; allow residents to direct state funds to candidates; repeal the nonresident sales-tax exemption; restrict lobbying employment by certain former public employees; and add enforcement requirements.” Read story

In Our View: Davidson for Treasurervideo icon

October 11, 2016, 6:03am Editorials

Despite being a historic race between two Republicans, the contest for state treasurer features sharp contrasts in style and experience. The Columbian’s Editorial Board recommends a vote for Duane Davidson in his race against Michael Waite. Read story

In Our View: Rivers for State Senatevideo icon

October 10, 2016, 6:03am Editorials

Through two years in the state House of Representatives and four more in the state Senate, Ann Rivers, R-La Center, has demonstrated an ability to roll up her sleeves and do the hard work of solving problems. The Columbian’s Editorial Board recommends a vote for Rivers in her race against Democrat Eric Holt for senator from the 18th Legislative District. Read story

In Our View: Inslee for Governorvideo icon

October 9, 2016, 6:03am Editorials

When a headline can proclaim “Washington state ranks No. 1 for combined job and wage growth,” it is difficult to argue that the governor is doing a poor job. Of course, a governor inevitably receives too much credit or too much blame for the end result, but Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee is deserving of another term in office. The Columbian’s Editorial Board recommends a vote for Inslee in his race… Read story

In Our View: Wylie in 49th Districtvideo icon

October 7, 2016, 6:03am Editorials

State Rep. Sharon Wylie, D-Vancouver, is an effective lawmaker who politically aligns well with her constituents in the 49th District. Because of that, The Columbian's Editorial Board recommends a vote for Wylie in her race against Kaitlyn Beck. Read story

In Our View: ‘Yes’ on Initiative 1491

October 5, 2016, 6:03am Editorials

Weighing individual rights against public safety always is a difficult balancing act, but Initiative 1491 represents a reasonable approach to such concerns as they relate to gun rights. The Columbian’s Editorial Board recommends a “yes” vote on the measure. Read story

In Our View: ‘No’ on I-1501

October 5, 2016, 6:03am Editorials

On the surface, Initiative 1501 is the kind of measure that nearly everybody can agree with. But because of what lies beneath that surface, The Columbian’s Editorial Board recommends a “no” vote. Read story

In Our View: ‘No’ on Initiative 1433

October 4, 2016, 6:03am Editorials

While being well-intentioned and possessing some strong selling points, Initiative 1433 to raise the minimum wage in Washington would be a big leap forward when more incremental steps are necessary. The Columbian’s Editorial Board recommends a “no” vote on the statewide ballot measure. Read story

In Our View: Vote ‘No’ on Emissions Tax

October 3, 2016, 6:03am Editorials

Initiative 732 is a well-intentioned measure that doesn’t quite add up. The Columbian’s Editorial Board recommends a “no” vote on the initiative, which is a proposal to create a tax on emissions for the state’s for most polluting companies while reducing the sales tax. Read story

In Our View: Topper in 49th Districtvideo icon

October 1, 2016, 6:03am Editorials

It can be difficult to draw distinctions in the race for state representative from the 49th Legislative District, Position 2. Both candidates are articulate and thoughtful Democrats, and they possess similar experience and similar political philosophies. Yet, in choosing between the two, The Columbian’s Editorial Board recommends a vote for Alishia Topper in her race against Monica Stonier. Read story