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Letter: Get word out about fireworks ban

July 14, 2020, 6:00am Letters to Editor

The fireworks ban obviously did not work, at least in our neighborhood. The last explosion was at 1:20 a.m., because many say they were unaware that the ban existed. I will give them the benefit of the doubt. Read story

Letter: U.S. killing its roots

July 14, 2020, 6:00am Letters to Editor

It is a country that is investing more and more in revisionist history by the destruction of historical monuments and the realignment of historical facts to fit ideological agendas. Read story

Letter: Support James for county council

July 14, 2020, 6:00am Letters to Editor

Politics are not my favorite thing. At all. However, I am here to urge you to support Jesse James for District 3 county council. Read story

Letter: Protesters should be honored

July 14, 2020, 6:00am Letters to Editor

I am writing in response to “Protest disruptions are outrageous” by Richard Willerton (Our Readers’ Views, June 24). The purpose of a protest is to get attention, to get noticed, and to let people know about your cause or issue. The most effective way to do that is to inconvenience people. Read story

Letter: Trump sows dysfunction

July 14, 2020, 6:00am Letters to Editor

New Preamble to the Constitution under President Trump: Read story

Letter: Council invests in future

July 14, 2020, 6:00am Letters to Editor

Once again, thank you to the Vancouver City Council for approving a temporary six-month moratorium on all types of new bulk fossil fuels storage and handling facilities. Read story

Letter: Young people give us hope

July 14, 2020, 6:00am Letters to Editor

Renewed interest in Ulysses S. Grant's entire career, as evidenced by the recent documentary "Grant" and books (e.g. "The Man Who Saved the Union" by H.W. Brands; "Grant" by Ron Chernow), adds perspective to the current protests. Read story

Letter: U.S. could learn from Europe

July 12, 2020, 6:00am Letters to Editor

I ask readers to go to https://tinyurl.com/y84chaev. There, you will see a graph comparing COVID cases in the U.S. and EU. The differences are glaring. Some perspective: the EU has roughly 50 percent more people than us, living in less than half the area. Read story

Letter: Outdoors Act is necessary

July 12, 2020, 6:00am Letters to Editor

On June 17 the U.S. Senate passed the Great American Outdoors Act with a 73-25 vote. During a time when our nation faces unprecedented challenges and economic uncertainty, the Great American Outdoors Act would make targeted investments on our lands and waters, funding a wealth of shovel-ready conservation and access projects across the country. Read story

Letter: Fireworks enforcement is lacking

July 12, 2020, 6:00am Letters to Editor

I found it interesting that after The Columbian’s article about how Vancouver was going to crack down on people using banned fireworks this year (“City ready to lower boom on illegal fireworks,” The Columbian, July 3), all evening a barrage of such went off in my neighborhood. Not a single showing of said enforcers or, if they did show up and issue those $500 fines, apparently it didn’t give anyone… Read story