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Letters to the Editor

Letter: Freedom of choice is being lost

March 6, 2023, 6:00am Letters to the Editor

We are losing our freedom of choice, when everyone has to have an electric car, an electric stove, electric heat. Gas cars now have almost zero emissions, so why do we need to eliminate them? Read story

Letter: Biden makes a difference

March 5, 2023, 6:00am Letters to the Editor

It’s a truism in politics that elections have consequences and we are now seeing the results of electing Joe Biden as president. Read story

Letters: Readers respond to cancellation of ‘Dilbert’

March 5, 2023, 6:00am Letters to the Editor

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Columbian has joined other newspapers in halting publication of comic strip “Dilbert,” following a racist online rant by cartoonist Scott Adams. While that decision took effect last week and while Editor Craig Brown addressed the situation in Tuesday’s paper (, we are sharing a selection of the… Read story

Letter: Mortgages can increase, too

March 5, 2023, 6:00am Letters to the Editor

Julie Crites’ “Local View” article (The Columbian, Feb. 26) about rent being too expensive is indirectly answered by the In Our View about how taxes need to be raised. Read story

Letter: Reduce plastic pollution

March 4, 2023, 6:00am Letters to the Editor

As a Washington resident, I see plastic pollution every time I go outside. I cannot remember a time in my life when my walks weren’t blighted by plastic. Read story

Letter: Complaints don’t add up

March 4, 2023, 6:00am Letters to the Editor

Most hard-working teachers make an average salary of $59,000 in the state of Washington and deserve more for their dedication to teaching our children. Randi Weingarten’s salary as president of the American Federation of Teachers is in excess of $489,000, plus other incentives such as first-class or charter travel. Read story

Letter: Salmon are suffering

March 4, 2023, 6:00am Letters to the Editor

Too many things are being manipulated for salmon to survive. Read story

Letter: Local help for family historians

March 4, 2023, 6:00am Letters to the Editor

Reporter Nika Bartoo-Smith wrote an interesting and timely story (“Vancouver man’s family tree a window into African American history,” The Columbian, Feb. 25) about Ron Jefferson’s successful search for his enslaved ancestors. Websites like provide tools for conducting research into their heritage. Read story

Letter: Time for signs to go

March 3, 2023, 6:00am Letters to the Editor

Now that the election is over, when is the Vote NO on the Vancouver Public Schools levy organization going to remove and properly recycle its huge signs? I am in the Salmon Creek area, and there are still two huge, wood-supported signs up in the short drive from my house… Read story

Letter: Perez earns support

March 3, 2023, 6:00am Letters to the Editor

The 3rd Congressional District is fortunate to have Marie Gluesenkamp Perez as our representative. Living in rural Skamania County, Rep. Perez understands full well the agricultural issues that face her neighbors and fellow constituents. And as a small-business owner with her husband, Dean, she understands the challenges and frustrations that… Read story

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