Opinion

Local leaders should follow Vancouver, pass fireworks ban

Confronted by residents who told tales of terrified pups and neighbors worried about fire risks, a group of Washougal leaders are going to look into the pros and cons of instituting a complete ban on private fireworks.

Letter to the Editor for July 20, 2017

Reader upset over opposition to ‘campus free speech’ bill

Letters to the Editor for July 13, 2017

Tell congresswoman no tolls, ‘congestion pricing’

Cheers & Jeers — the July edition

Having built up quite a list of people and groups we’d like to thank, pat on the back or, in some cases, reprimand for the things they do and say, we’ve decided to take a page from our sister paper, The Columbian, and print our own “Cheers & Jeers” section each month.

Letter to the Editor for July 6, 2017

Neighbors are light at end of the tunnel

Herrera Beutler makes time to meet in-person with brewers, so why not with constituents?

U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler is in Clark County today, but don’t get your hopes up that the Republican congresswoman from Camas is actually heeding constituents’ requests for an in-person town hall.

Want wildlife in your garden? Follow these master gardener tips

There are many benefits to attracting wildlife — birds, frogs, bats, pollinators and others — to your garden. They can control insect pest populations, pollinate your crop plants, improve soils and be a delight to observe basking or foraging about in your yard.

Planning for rosy future may mean bucking popular opinion today

Like Nero fiddling while Rome burned, Trump tweets while America roasts

Letters to the Editor for June 29, 2017