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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

In Our View: Jain for Evergreen school board’s Dist. 4 seat

October 10, 2019, 6:03am Editorials

One way to view elections is to look at them as a job-hiring. You consider the resume and the experience and you interview the candidates, and then you choose the one who best fulfills the specific job requirements. After undertaking that process, The Columbian Editorial Board recommends Divya Jain for… Read story

In Our View: Sproul for Vancouver school board Position 1

October 9, 2019, 6:03am Editorials

Judging from results of the primary election in August, the race for Position 1 on the Vancouver school board is likely to be close in the November general election. And it should be — challenger Kyle Sproul and incumbent Dale Rice both are strong candidates and well-qualified to shepherd the… Read story

In Our View: Medvigy for Clark County Council District 4

October 8, 2019, 6:03am Editorials

Be it an election for county council or city council or any other office, voters should look for candidates who are thoughtful, insightful and able to articulate a clear vision without clinging to ideological rigidity. With those traits in mind, The Columbian Editorial Board recommends that Republican Gary Medvigy retain… Read story

In Our View: Return Stober to Vancouver City Council

October 7, 2019, 6:03am Editorials

When considering the election for Position 5 on the Vancouver City Council, voters will find two qualified candidates who are capable of helping to shepherd the city into the future. The Columbian Editorial Board recommends a vote for incumbent Ty Stober in his race against challenger David Regan. Read story

In Our View: Fox for Vancouver City Council Position 6

October 6, 2019, 6:03am Editorials

The election for Position 6 on the Vancouver City Council is largely a choice between what the city has been and what it can be in the future. Sarah Fox has a thoughtful, robust vision of the city’s potential and has earned a recommendation from The Columbian Editorial Board. Read story

In Our View: Barrows for Vancouver school board Position 5

October 4, 2019, 6:03am Editorials

The candidates for Position 5 on the board of Vancouver Public Schools give voters two strong options. The Columbian Editorial Board recommends Tracie Barrows in a race against Chris Lewis. Read story

In Our View: Burkman for Port of Vancouver commissioner

October 3, 2019, 6:03am Editorials

For three decades, Jack Burkman has been an active and influential member of the community. Throughout that time, he has been a thoughtful, well-informed leader who not only understands the issues but is willing and able to explain them in an easily understood fashion. Read story