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Letters to the Editor

Letter: Downtown traffic is dangerous

May 21, 2024, 6:00am Letters to the Editor

With the sunshine, longer days and loud, fast, obnoxious vehicles, downtown Vancouver has become a terrible place to live. This is insanity at its finest. Residents who live here at Smith Tower are afraid to cross the street with fear of being hit by a negligent driver. I witnessed a… Read story

Letter: Trump promises to sell out

May 21, 2024, 6:00am Letters to the Editor

Allison Fisher of Media Matters reported May 15 that with the exception of MSNBC, national television news failed to cover the extraordinary story in The Washington Post that Donald Trump told oil executives that if they gave $1 billion to his campaign, he would get rid of all the regulations… Read story

Letter: Reject Initiative 2117

May 21, 2024, 6:00am Letters to the Editor

Your vote can make a difference for our state this year. I’m referring to Initiative 2117, which seeks to repeal Washington’s Climate Commitment Act. Read story

Letter: Kent tells it like it is

May 21, 2024, 6:00am Letters to the Editor

I just got a brochure on Joe Kent’s run for Congress. I’ll have to admit, he has hit the nail on the head, and will get my wife’s and my vote. Read story

Letter: Japan provides glaring contrast

May 21, 2024, 6:00am Letters to the Editor

We just returned from a trip to Japan. My wife and I went to our community park this morning to do our daily walk and I couldn’t help but notice the difference from what we observed in Japan. Read story

Letter: Issues divide church

May 21, 2024, 6:00am Letters to the Editor

What a nice letter of agreement from the United Methodist leaders locally (“Churches welcome inclusion,” Our Readers’ Views, May 14). Read story

Letter: Gun violence calls for common sense

May 20, 2024, 6:00am Letters to the Editor

Numerous people pleaded guilty in the the weapon-trafficking scheme that led to Detective Jeremy Brown’s death. This officer is another victim of our country’s problem with gun violence (“Vancouver man to serve more than 17 years for role in gun-trafficking …,” The Columbian, April 25). Read story

Letter: Stand with Israel

May 18, 2024, 6:00am Letters to the Editor

On Dec. 8, 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt described the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor as “a date which will live in infamy.” No less will Oct. 7, 2023, when terrorist organization Hamas launched a surprise attack against Israel. Unprecedented in its magnitude and horror, nearly 1,200 Israelis were raped,… Read story

Letter: GOP gives delegates a choice

May 18, 2024, 6:00am Letters to the Editor

The Republican Party created an early “endorsement convention” prior to filing week, increasing the maximum number of delegates elected by their neighbors by 40 percent. This allowed for more grassroots involvement and input. Read story

Letter: Come together in compassion

May 18, 2024, 6:00am Letters to the Editor

In my 67 years I must wonder what today’s children are thinking about the hypocrisy of being asked to treat people civilly, i.e. no bullying. They look at the news and see an ex-real estate mogul, ex-reality star, and once-elected ex-president named Trump using the language they are asked not… Read story

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