Black Friday holiday shopping -- maybe not. Not for Vancouver Mall if they don't get workers. I talked recently to a manager of one major store. I couldn't find but one cashier for the whole floor. I was told they cannot get any workers to stay or pass a drug test or they just walk off. They are supposed to have over 200 extra workers for the whole mall, and as of last week only have about 100.
Tax breaks for the wealthy do not trickle down. They only put pressure on budgetary choices and shrink the total amount in the federal budget allocated to help those most in need. Thank goodness my folks got the help from Medicaid they needed while they were alive to afford long-term convalescent care. It is children and the elderly who will suffer the result of warped and misplaced priorities.
Given the significance of the issues before the Port of Vancouver, and how those issues can pivot based on one person's election to the commission, would it be wise to consider starting the process to change the board from three to five elected commissioners, like the ports of Anacortes, Edmonds, Seattle, Tacoma, and others?
A recent opinion expressed in The Columbian (Our Readers' Views, Nov. 10) voiced an ominous expectation that national financial ruin is on the horizon. The reason? There are just too many children and senior citizens! They are draining our resources!
Thank you for your article featuring our Vancouver chapter of represent.us and their action to set a new standard for ethics in government ("Vancouver group part of national anti-corruption campaign," Nov. 8). Represent.us may be our last hope for a return of government to the control of the voters.
I cannot express strongly enough my dismay at the tax reform plan and the process by which it is being pushed through Congress in the name of “getting something done.” Based on the trickle-down theory and remarkably short of supporting data, Republicans are proposing a plan that gives tax cuts to the rich at the expense of the middle class, which gets meager cuts that are, one cannot make this up, “temporary.”
I was saddened to read the article of the Camas paper mill losing up to 300 jobs. The mill was more than a manufacturing plant producing paper products. It supported many a family in the Camas/Washougal area and provided a financial boost by means of summer employment to students home from college.
I find it idiotic that someone would decide to stop advertising on the C-Tran buses because of wanting to "emphasize its brand." What a bunch of bunk. They're always crying for more money, and want now to leave almost $1 million on the table. Typical thinking for these bureaucrats; it's not their money, so why should they care?
As a veteran whose family members were in both world wars, I am sickened and upset that elected officials are supporting foreign governments over our own intelligence communities. It is a travesty to put party over country, and it is wrong and deleterious to our American values and security.
About 30 percent of the total land area of our earth is covered with trees, and increasing that figure by a mere 1 or 2 percent would enormously improve the condition of our environment. Through the process of photosynthesis, trees "take in" carbon dioxide and "exhale" oxygen. If anyone is really serious about doing a favor for our environment, and hopefully just about everyone is, then planting a tree ranks right up there as a genuine improver of the ecosystem in which all of us live.
In the interest of preserving Clark County’s quality of life as we know it and to continue to attract talent that will feed smart growth in this county, please connect with your county councilor and encourage consideration of a minimal rate proposal ($5 per parcel of land per year), thereby preserving the services offered by the Clark Conservation District.
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