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Letters to the Editor

Letter: Drag warnings are artificial outrage

March 21, 2023, 6:00am Letters to the Editor

Wow. Apparently in Tennessee (and soon to be other states) classic movies are now a danger to our children. Read story

Letter: Urge banks to reject fossil fuels

March 19, 2023, 6:00am Letters to the Editor

Four U.S. banks delayed the transition to clean energy by funding over $1.1 trillion in new fossil fuel projects between 2016 and 2021, according to Banking on Climate Chaos 2022. Together Chase, with $382 billion, Citi, Wells Fargo and Bank of America provided a quarter of all new fossil fuel… Read story

Letter: Rethink landscaping practices

March 19, 2023, 6:00am Letters to the Editor

I applaud Robin Starzman’s suggestions (“Evergreen should remove grass,” Our Readers’ Views, March 14) that the budget cutters in Evergreen Public Schools take a look at making cuts to the endless and ongoing maintenance of grass and landscaping. Read story

Letter: Rich pay their ‘fair’ share

March 19, 2023, 6:00am Letters to the Editor

Byron Aarstad writes that “rich people” should pay their “fair share” in taxes — a common argument (Our Readers’ Views, March 11). So what is their fair share? Read story

Letter: Republicans can’t be trusted

March 19, 2023, 6:00am Letters to the Editor

Unilateral power in the event of an emergency sounds like it could be bad. When COVID-19 hit Washington, Gov. Jay Inslee was the lone decider tasked with slowing community spread and saving lives. He did a pretty good job. He saved lives. His unilateral power wasn’t so bad after all. Read story

Letter: Help I-5 by fixing railroad bridge

March 19, 2023, 6:00am Letters to the Editor

I have read numerous articles in The Columbian in recent years regarding the I-5 Bridge replacement conundrum. I think the simple, obvious, fiscally responsible solution which has long been staring us in the face is to restructure the nearby railroad bridge (“I-5 drawbridge delays were nearly dodged,” The Columbian, Nov.… Read story

Letter: Increase police presence

March 19, 2023, 6:00am Letters to the Editor

Due to the alarm I and my neighbors felt upon reading of the shooting at the Mill Plain Safeway on March 11, along with multiple shootings during the past month, I am sending an appeal to our local police and sheriff to ask if they can upgrade their patrol and… Read story

Letter: Don’t be a Marxist or ill-informed

March 18, 2023, 6:00am Letters to the Editor

Disinformation, misinformation and cognitive dissonance shine when one reads “Signs of fascism are showing” (Our Readers’ Views, March 12). Read story

Letter: Work to build peace

March 17, 2023, 6:00am Letters to the Editor

Seeing your “Vancouver World War II veteran honored for service” (The Columbian, March 13) and “U.K.: Russian advance in Bakhmut could come with heavy losses” (Associated Press, March 11) articles remind me of the importance of supporting peace. Read story

Letter: Bridge boondoggle continues

March 17, 2023, 6:00am Letters to the Editor

So now I see there’s consideration of a “movable span,” which is code for drawbridge, with the new $3 billion (plus cost overruns, of course) Interstate 5 Bridge. Read story

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