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In Our View: Recap of our recommendations; be sure to vote

October 18, 2019, 6:03am Editorials

Odd-year elections are easy to overlook. In Washington, the quadrennial presidential election is accompanied by races for governor and other state executives, along with Congress and the Legislature. Midterm elections such as last year’s are marked by more contests for lawmakers. Read story

In Our View: Don’t waste any of your time on advisory votes

October 17, 2019, 6:03am Editorials

Consider this a public service. That, after all, is one of the primary duties of a newspaper. Read story

In Our View: ‘Yes’ on all 7 Vancouver charter amendments

October 16, 2019, 6:03am Editorials

In 2016, Vancouver residents were presented with stark evidence of the need for changes to the city’s Salary Review Commission. Proposition No. 1 on the Nov. 5 ballot would amend the city charter to provide that change; The Columbian Editorial Board recommends a “yes” vote on the proposition. Read story

In Our View: ‘Yes’ on Senate Joint Resolution 8200

October 15, 2019, 6:03am Editorials

Possible threats to a functioning state government have changed since the Cold War, and the state constitution should reflect those changes. The Columbian Editorial Board recommends a “yes” vote on Senate Joint Resolution 8200 for the Nov. 5 election. Read story

In Our View: End affirmative action ban, vote yes on Ref. 88

October 14, 2019, 6:03am Editorials

Referendum 88 on the statewide ballot is a complex issue revolving around affirmative action requirements. The Columbian Editorial Board recommends a “yes” vote. Read story

In Our View: We can’t afford the savings I-976 would bring

October 13, 2019, 6:03am Editorials

Initiative 976 on the Nov. 5 statewide ballot imagines a fantasy world in which Washington’s highways, roads and bridges either come without cost or are already and forevermore complete. Read story

In Our View: Decker for Vancouver school board Position 4

October 11, 2019, 6:03am Editorials

Because we can choose only one candidate, The Columbian’s Editorial Board recommends Kathy Decker for Position 4 on the Vancouver school board. Decker’s race against Lisa Messer presents voters with a difficult decision between two capable candidates who have similar backgrounds and would bring similar strengths to the board. Read story

In Our View: Jain for Evergreen school board’s Dist. 4 seat

October 10, 2019, 6:03am Editorials

One way to view elections is to look at them as a job-hiring. You consider the resume and the experience and you interview the candidates, and then you choose the one who best fulfills the specific job requirements. After undertaking that process, The Columbian Editorial Board recommends Divya Jain for Evergreen school board member from District 4. Read story

In Our View: Sproul for Vancouver school board Position 1

October 9, 2019, 6:03am Editorials

Judging from results of the primary election in August, the race for Position 1 on the Vancouver school board is likely to be close in the November general election. And it should be — challenger Kyle Sproul and incumbent Dale Rice both are strong candidates and well-qualified to shepherd the district into the future. Read story

In Our View: Medvigy for Clark County Council District 4

October 8, 2019, 6:03am Editorials

Be it an election for county council or city council or any other office, voters should look for candidates who are thoughtful, insightful and able to articulate a clear vision without clinging to ideological rigidity. With those traits in mind, The Columbian Editorial Board recommends that Republican Gary Medvigy retain his seat as Clark County Council representative from District 4. Read story