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March 21, 2023

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Letters to the Editor

Letter: WorkSource provides assistance

March 7, 2023, 6:00am Letters to the Editor

As program supervisor for WorkSource Vancouver, I wanted to thank Kelsey Turner and The Columbian for the wonderful article (“Vancouver woman finds independence, sobriety after moving to Safe Stay Community,” March 1). Read story

Letter: Address gentrification issues

March 7, 2023, 6:00am Letters to the Editor

Gentrification is an issue that affects many people of color and is defined as “the process whereby the character of a poor urban area is changed by wealthier people moving in, improving housing, and attracting new businesses, typically displacing current inhabitants in the process.” Read story

Letter: Pay back what you borrow

March 7, 2023, 6:00am Letters to the Editor

In 1969, I became the first person in my family to attend a four-year college. We never owned a home, so there was no second mortgage to tap into in order to send me to school. Read story

Letter: Enforce speed limit on Fourth Plain

March 7, 2023, 6:00am Letters to the Editor

We can probably save time and money, not to mention traffic problems, and make Fourth Plain safer at the same time with one simple idea. Read story

Letter: Freedom of choice is being lost

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

We are losing our freedom of choice, when everyone has to have an electric car, an electric stove, electric heat. Gas cars now have almost zero emissions, so why do we need to eliminate them? Read story

Letter: Biden makes a difference

March 5, 2023, 6:00am Letters to the Editor

It’s a truism in politics that elections have consequences and we are now seeing the results of electing Joe Biden as president. Read story

Letters: Readers respond to cancellation of ‘Dilbert’

March 5, 2023, 6:00am Letters to the Editor

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Columbian has joined other newspapers in halting publication of comic strip “Dilbert,” following a racist online rant by cartoonist Scott Adams. While that decision took effect last week and while Editor Craig Brown addressed the situation in Tuesday’s paper (https://tinyurl.com/58dz9wp6), we are sharing a selection of the… Read story

Letter: Mortgages can increase, too

March 5, 2023, 6:00am Letters to the Editor

Julie Crites’ “Local View” article (The Columbian, Feb. 26) about rent being too expensive is indirectly answered by the In Our View about how taxes need to be raised. Read story

Letter: Reduce plastic pollution

March 4, 2023, 6:00am Letters to the Editor

As a Washington resident, I see plastic pollution every time I go outside. I cannot remember a time in my life when my walks weren’t blighted by plastic. Read story

Letter: Complaints don’t add up

March 4, 2023, 6:00am Letters to the Editor

Most hard-working teachers make an average salary of $59,000 in the state of Washington and deserve more for their dedication to teaching our children. Randi Weingarten’s salary as president of the American Federation of Teachers is in excess of $489,000, plus other incentives such as first-class or charter travel. Read story

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