Opinion

Effort to build new library will require planning, support, enthusiasm

A library has the opportunity to be the heart of a community.

Letters to the Editor for Sept. 30, 2014

Support the proposed charter Thank you to the freeholders, whom the voters elected last November, for putting together a solid and balanced new Clark County County Charter for voters to approve this November. Clark County had around 12,000 residents when the Washington State Constitution was approved in 1889, which established our current form of county government. At over 400,000 residents, our county is ready for a form of government that gives county residents better representation, provides separation between policy makers and county managers, and gives residents a way to replace county laws they disagree with.

Letters to the Editor for Sept. 23, 2014

Vick’s rubbery ethics Recently, the newspapers noted an effort to reign in the relationship between Washington legislators and lobbyists. The committee started with a focus on “free” lunches. The limit suggested was 12. That would be once a week for three months or twice a month for six months, etc.

Issues could drive boost in general election turnout

Although the 2014 primary election produced relatively dismal voter turnout numbers countywide (28 percent) and statewide (31 percent), Secretary of State Kim Wyman is hoping several factors will turn those numbers around for the upcoming general election.

Letters to the Editor for Sept. 16, 2014

WSD students are excelling

Home Rule Charter a good fix for bad county government

In Camas and Washougal, as in many smaller communities, September and October are busy times – especially for families with children in school and extracurricular activities.

An evening of support, inspiration and fun

If you’ve never attended a Girls Night Out event in Camas, you’re missing out on something very special.

Letters to the Editor for Sept. 9, 2014

Child’s failure to perform is a failure of the parent My two cents on the Sept. 2 letter to the editor titled “Outraged about school district’s failure to perform:”

Future park could be a real treasure

A beautiful parcel of riverfront property will soon belong to the city of Washougal.

Letters to the Editor for Sept. 2, 2014

‘Unexamined’ assumptions about the concealed carry license In her Aug. 19 Letter to the Editor, “Obtaining conceal/carry license is too easy,” Joanne Pinelli expressed concern that it is “too easy” to obtain a concealed carry license in Washington. She expressed her aversion to guns, but failed to define what, exactly, the problem is with the concealed license process.

A touch of France in Camas

Downtown Camas will come to life this weekend — with a touch of French flair that will focus on some of the finer things in life — featuring original artwork, live entertainment, dancing and fine dining under the stars.