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Letters to Editor

Letter: Be careful when you dig

April 22, 2021, 6:00am Letters to Editor

Spring is here! With the ground ready for planting, you might be gearing up to start an outdoor project that involves digging. Before you reach for that shovel, remember to call 811 before you dig. Read story

Letter: Public transit is convenient

April 22, 2021, 6:00am Letters to Editor

Twelve years ago, my husband and I moved from Colorado to Hillsboro and later to Portland. Read story

Letter: Simplify tax filing system

April 22, 2021, 6:00am Letters to Editor

For years I wondered with frustration why Americans can’t simply log into an IRS-hosted website and find much of their tax forms pre-filled in with the data the IRS receives from employers, banks, brokerages, etc. Instead the IRS compares their data with what we manually enter in commercial software. Read story

Letter: Speak up to change tax policy

April 22, 2021, 6:00am Letters to Editor

Thanks to Greg Jayne for the straightforward primer on taxes in America (“U.S. tax policy is sleight of hand,” The Columbian, April 18). Tax policy is the No. 1 way to create more equity among Americans, giving all a chance to finally meet basic needs. Read story

Letter: Only one violent death in Capitol riot

April 22, 2021, 6:00am Letters to Editor

Brian Sicknick, the White House police officer who died on Jan. 6 (God rest his soul) was not killed by Trump supporters wielding fire extinguishers, as reported by CNN, MSNBC, and other media outlets. Read story

Letter: Village failed child

April 22, 2021, 6:00am Letters to Editor

“It takes a village to raise a child.” That’s what they say. It’s on letterhead, logos, pins, and posters, and emblazoned as the theme of conferences. Read story

Letter: Clean up the city

April 21, 2021, 6:52am Letters to Editor

Though I have a heart, it is troubling to see tents popping up all around Vancouver, like off the Mill Plain exit to Interstate 5 northbound, etc. Read story

Letter: Don’t believe fossil-fuel industry

April 21, 2021, 6:00am Letters to Editor

The local fossil-fuel industry recently sent a paid canvasser to leave a letter full of lies on my doorstep. Read story

Letter: Focus on mental health care

April 21, 2021, 6:00am Letters to Editor

It seems that hardly a day goes by without letters and articles calling for police reform and more gun control. Where is the cry for improved mental health care? Read story

Letter: Invest in schools

April 21, 2021, 6:00am Letters to Editor

Our community will become what we make it for our children. Seventy percent of funding for schools in Washington comes from the state government, while the local government controls spending. Read story