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Letters to the Editor

Letter: Mountain View band hits high note

February 2, 2023, 6:00am Letters to the Editor

Congratulations to the Mountain View High School Jazz Ensemble for their performance at the recent Clark College Jazz Festival. These kids get up early every day to rehearse before their school day begins. The effort paid off as they played a roaring set Saturday afternoon and, later the same night,… Read story

Letter: Murdock Trust should reconsider

February 2, 2023, 6:00am Letters to the Editor

The Vancouver-based M.J. Murdock Trust contributes to groups associated with homophobia and hate. In 2016 the trust gave the Alliance Defending Freedom a $375,000 award. That same year, the Southern Poverty Law Center named the Alliance Defending Freedom a hate group, saying it “has supported the idea that being LGBTQ+… Read story

Letter: Reject property tax levy

February 1, 2023, 6:00am Letters to the Editor

There is a special election on Feb. 14 that would replace the expiring Vancouver housing fund. Proposition 3 would provide $100 million over 10 years for the Affordable Housing Fund and be funded by a new property tax levy. Governments continue to throw money at a growing problem that will… Read story

Letter: Fentanyl is poison

February 1, 2023, 6:00am Letters to the Editor

Thanks for your editorial, “It takes a village to combat ... fentanyl use.” (“In Our View,” The Columbian, Jan. 26). My only comments are that the editorial was too long and that it failed to label fentanyl as what it truly is: “poison.” Read story

Letter: Support Vancouver school levy

February 1, 2023, 6:00am Letters to the Editor

The anti-Prop. 6 campaign uses tired propaganda techniques on gaudy signs, because they have no argument. They want to starve our schools of funding while decrying them for scaling back programs that cost money, because their real argument is against equity; not for students. Read story

Letter: Maintain local housing control

February 1, 2023, 6:00am Letters to the Editor

Our Legislature is once again trying to strong-arm Washington cities into giving up local control over land use. SB 5190 and HB 1110 would do just that. These bills, stunning in their overreach, would allow for: Read story

Letter: Mandates are tyranny

January 31, 2023, 6:00am Letters to the Editor

The happy Salmon Creek owner of a new electric vehicle (“A new kind of traffic jam,” The Columbian, Jan. 15) should be applauded in considering his needs and making his choice based on those needs. The important thing is he had a choice and in a few years our state… Read story

Letter: Make convicts earn their keep

January 31, 2023, 6:00am Letters to the Editor

Just when I think I have heard or read it all, that thought gets knocked down. Read story

Letter: Library knows how to handle info

January 31, 2023, 6:00am Letters to the Editor

Recent Donald Trump and Joe Biden sagas of careless handling of classified, top-secret, government documents are ultra disturbing. But, I have a simple solution for the future protection of secret documents. Read story

Letter: Spruce up Mill Plain Boulevard

January 31, 2023, 6:00am Letters to the Editor

The trees along Mill Plain Boulevard and in the median, while once looking good, are now a bunch of stumps and untrimmed, overgrown trees that have never been cared for. Read story

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