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Letters to Editor

Letter: Save capitalism and democracy

June 16, 2021, 6:00am Letters to Editor

You said it, Greg Jayne: “Inequity real risk to capitalism” (The Columbian, June 13). Read story

Letter: Mixed mutts deserve a chance

June 16, 2021, 6:00am Letters to Editor

It’s that time of year where the classified ads are peppered with adorable puppies being sold for thousands of dollars (as high as $2,200 in the Saturday paper). Read story

Letter: Civics lessons are available

June 15, 2021, 6:00am Letters to Editor

Bob Greenwald (“Civics lessons are important,” Our Readers’ Views, May 26) is right in calling for basic civics education in schools. In fact, thanks to the efforts of many, including the League of Women Voters of Washington, that requirement now exists. Beginning this school year, high school students must complete… Read story

Letter: Have high standards for developers

June 15, 2021, 6:00am Letters to Editor

Kirkland Development should not complain about having to meet higher sustainability standards for development approval for its Renaissance Boardwalk project. It has been known for years that energy conservation measures save money and the environment. Read story

Letter: City prioritizes climate issues

June 15, 2021, 6:00am Letters to Editor

In the view of The Columbian’s editors, Vancouver City Council’s recent move to postpone the waterfront development amounted to “changing the rules in the middle of the game” (In Our View, June 10). Read story

Letter: Support electric vehicle tunnel

June 15, 2021, 6:00am Letters to Editor

Spending $4 billion to $5 billion for an Interstate 5 Bridge replacement for a minute improvement in Portland commute times looks like a bad investment. Especially if you’re paying the toll. TriMet says Vancouver light rail will help. Read story

Letter: Oppose Woodland transient park

June 15, 2021, 6:00am Letters to Editor

Woodland is on the cusp of getting approval for a 67-lot, noncompatible use transient trailer park to be placed directly in Woodland’s C-2 business district on Belmont Loop. The developer needs a “conditional use permit” issued by the city for this. The business owners here are aghast. Read story

Letter: County chair ignores facts

June 14, 2021, 6:00am Letters to Editor

As the father of three and grandfather of five, I have experience with young children. Children don’t develop rational thought until around the age of 6, the “age of reason.” It can be exasperating trying to reason with a 4-year-old, because the child’s brain has not developed the ability to… Read story

Letter: Republicans only help themselves

June 14, 2021, 6:00am Letters to Editor

Republicans launched 33 separate hearings on Benghazi, declaring “Americans deserve to know the truth!” Conversely, Republicans blocked one single investigation into the Jan. 6 attempt to overthrow our government, because the truth would hurt them politically. Read story

Letter: Who would you want as teacher?

June 14, 2021, 6:00am Letters to Editor

Two gentlemen placed their opposing opinions in The Columbian recently. The first was “Teach real history of the United States” by Ed Hamilton Rosales (The Columbian, May 30), and that opinion was responded to by Jeff Dacus in “Column pushes people apart” (Our Readers’ Views, June 2). Read story