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Letters to the Editor

Letter: Be sensible about auto pollution

May 11, 2024, 6:00am Letters to the Editor

Walking along the shore of the Columbia River last week, seeking some solitude, my ears were assaulted by the all-too-familiar sound of a driver spinning “doughnuts” is some adjacent parking lot. Read story

Letter: Window sticker is horrible

May 11, 2024, 6:00am Letters to the Editor

I recently saw a sticker on the side window of a car in Clark County. The letters “STD” were large and prominent. It took me a minute to remember that STD stood for sexually transmitted disease. Unusual, I thought, to have that on a sticker. Then I read what was… Read story

Letter: Prioritize health of planet

May 11, 2024, 6:00am Letters to the Editor

I am writing in opposition to Initiative 2117, which seeks to roll back crucial environmental protections in our community. Read story

Letter: Orchestra is a local treasure

May 11, 2024, 6:00am Letters to the Editor

I recently had the pleasure of listening to the music of the Ne Plus Ultra Jass Orchestra at Providence Academy. I thoroughly enjoyed the jazz performed by outstanding musicians who appeared to be having a wonderful time entertaining the audience. Read story

Letter: Hold officers accountable

May 11, 2024, 6:00am Letters to the Editor

The exit of Officer Keith Kircher from the Vancouver Police Department was refreshing news (“Vancouver police officer resigned day before interview regarding lying, harassment,” The Columbian, May 4). The VPD recently expelled another officer for violating department rules. Read story

Letter: Trump should be locked up

May 10, 2024, 6:00am Letters to the Editor

Has our great national witch hunt finally caught a real witch? Consider. Read story

Letter: Don’t reclassify marijuana

May 10, 2024, 6:00am Letters to the Editor

Reclassification of marijuana is not a good step (“Reclassification of marijuana a good first step,” In Our View, May 4). Any substance that can be measured in the human body up to 30 days after ingestion cannot tempt me to believe it does not affect judgment within that period. Another… Read story

Letter: Help needed with young pup

May 10, 2024, 6:00am Letters to the Editor

I’m a disabled senior who was asked to save a young dog’s life from the harm he was subjected to living in the homeless community on the streets of downtown Vancouver. Moby was a 5-month-old bullmastiff/shepherd cross pup who, even though he had signs of abuse, was loving and so… Read story

Letter: Biden ignores Israeli actions

May 10, 2024, 6:00am Letters to the Editor

I’m writing this on World Press Freedom Day. This is the day on which we recognize the critical position a free press plays in support of an informed citizenry — without which democracy cannot function. Notable during this day is the call by Joe Biden to free journalists held captive… Read story

Letter: Republicans disdain democracy

May 10, 2024, 6:00am Letters to the Editor

Proposals endorsed at the recent Republican convention in Spokane included calling for an end to: The use of mail voting; the use of machines to count votes; and the ability to vote for U.S. senators. Delegates also approved a resolution asking people to stop using the word “democracy” because the… Read story

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