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Letters to the Editor

Letter: Clean up homeless encampment

March 12, 2023, 6:00am Letters to the Editor

It is far past due for the homeless camp known as “The Swamps” east of Vancouver Toyota to be cleaned up. The recent fire (“Vancouver Fire battles blaze at ‘Swamps’ homeless encampment,” The Columbian, March 3)was a strong warning of the dangers present to the inhabitants. Read story

Letter: Signs of fascism are showing

March 12, 2023, 6:00am Letters to the Editor

Fascism: a political philosophy, movement, or regime that exalts nation and often race above the individual and that stands for a centralized autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader, severe economic and social regimentation, and forcible suppression of opposition. Read story

Letter: Local voters reject light rail

March 12, 2023, 6:00am Letters to the Editor

Your Cheers & Jeers editorial on March 4 is a little off the mark in regards to the Interstate 5 Bridge. Your statement, “But jeers go to critics who scuttled the Columbia River Crossing proposal a decade ago, leaving us without a new bridge while the cost of a replacement… Read story

Letter: Reject Arctic drilling

March 12, 2023, 6:00am Letters to the Editor

I urge President Joe Biden to reject permits for ConocoPhillips’ Willow oil drilling project in Alaska’s Arctic. It’s a rotten idea that would double the amount of CO2 emissions that Biden promised to reduce. This project makes no sense when we need to stop burning oil to prevent runaway atmospheric… Read story

Letter: Columnist is wrong again

March 12, 2023, 6:00am Letters to the Editor

Jay Ambrose defames himself and this newspaper with his Fox News version of events surrounding the East Palestine disaster (“Pete Buttigieg defames himself,” The Columbian, March 7). When he first appeared in this paper, I researched him. One of the most repeated comments was “the man who has never been… Read story

Letter: Help needed for student loans

March 11, 2023, 6:00am Letters to the Editor

I have a similar story to Patty Reed (“Pay back what you borrow,” Our Readers’ Views, March 7) regarding college attendance in that I was also the first to graduate from college in my family. Read story

Letter: Many feel pinch of rising rents

March 11, 2023, 6:00am Letters to the Editor

Thank you for publishing the article “Rent increases hit residents of Woodland mobile home park” (The Columbian, March 5). The Criteses are just two of thousands who are being impacted by drastically rising rental rates across Clark County. Read story

Letter: Government can be helpful

March 11, 2023, 6:00am Letters to the Editor

Former Sen. William Cohen said, “Government is the enemy until you need a friend.” While it has become fashionable to question the integrity and effectiveness of government services, the unfortunate truth is that many citizens do not understand the good and helpful services that government can provide. Read story

Letter: Rich should pay fair share

March 11, 2023, 6:00am Letters to the Editor

Re: “Biden plans new taxes on wealthy,” (The Columbian, March 7) as a person who draws on Medicare (and as one who paid into it) it sickens me that rich people don’t pay their fare share. Read story

Letter: National debt is a concern

March 10, 2023, 6:00am Letters to the Editor

I generally agree with the column by Karl W. Smith regarding our national debt (“Can U.S. avoid dreaded ‘debt bomb’?,” The Columbian, March 2). Read story

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