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In Our View: Kreidler for Insurance Job

October 18, 2016, 6:04am Editorials

During a time of turmoil for the insurance industry, Democrat Mike Kreidler remains the best person to serve as the state’s insurance commissioner. The Columbian’s Editorial Board recommends a vote for Kreidler in his race against Republican Richard Schrock. Read story

In Our View: Franz to Lead Public Lands

October 17, 2016, 6:03am Editorials

The office of state Commissioner of Public Lands is a bit more complicated than it sounds. The commissioner leads the Department of Natural Resources, which manages more than 5 million acres of forests, controls the state’s largest fire department, and provides about $200 million each year to schools through timber sales and the leasing of resource rights. Read story

In Our View: Clinton for President

October 16, 2016, 6:03am Editorials

Despite a dark and divisive presidential campaign, a glimmer of light is shining through: There is one candidate who has the experience, demeanor, and uplifting vision necessary to shepherd this nation toward a successful future. Democrat Hillary Clinton clearly is the best choice for president of the United States, and The Columbian’s Editorial Board recommends that voters support her. Read story

In Our View: Barnes for Utility Boardvideo icon

October 14, 2016, 6:03am Editorials

By definition, the contest for Clark Public Utilities commissioner qualifies as a down-ballot race. Yet while it will not garner as much attention as, say, president, or U.S. senator, or governor, the role of utility commissioner has a daily impact on the lives of every Clark County resident. Read story

In Our View: McCarthy for State Auditor

October 13, 2016, 6:03am Editorials

Given the turmoil of the past four years in the state auditor’s office, a calm and steady hand is necessary to lead the department at this time. Because of that, The Columbian’s Editorial Board recommends a vote for Democrat Pat McCarthy in her race against Republican Mark Miloscia. Read story

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