Letters to the Editor for May 26, 2015

State parks need funding The public deserves a state budget that will preserve our State Parks. Natural and historic resources are being destroyed by neglect due to lack of funding and maintenance, which is irresponsible and shameful.

And the awards go to...

The Camas-Washougal Chamber of Commerce has selected an accomplished group of honorees this year as part of its annual awards.

Letters to the Editor, May 19, 2015

When a new I-5 bridge is built in 20 years, it will be built with two additional lanes in each direction. It will be high enough to accommodate river traffic. Oregon will add more lanes to downtown Portland, it will be done right to accommodate all types of traffic, including light rail.

Is this progress?

Like many citizens of Clark County, I have become increasingly alarmed over the proposed unrestrained growth that is taking place in East Clark County. We see a pro-growth planning process that is leading parts of our county into an environmental future we may not recognize or desire to live in. This kind of massive growth places unnecessary burdens on the people who already live here.

Letters to the Editor for May 12, 2015

Firefighters’ union supports teachers East Clark County Professional Firefighters Local No. 2444 supports our teachers.

Spotlight on First Fridays

What began nearly a decade ago simply as a First Friday Art Walk, has slowly been transformed into an event that appeals to people of all ages and interests and draws crowds to downtown Camas.

The ‘buzz’ about bees

Although the “buzz” about bee declines makes headlines, excites public concern and warrants a White House Task Force on the health of honey bees and other pollinators, bees are still in jeopardy.

A labor of love

The daily ringing of the paper mill’s Westminster chimes will have special meaning when they echo through downtown Camas on Saturday.

Schools need to be proactive about addressing campus sexual assault

Campus sexual violence has been the subject of an intense national conversation recently, but that dialogue often lacks critical input from schools that are already taking steps to improve their campus climates.

A beginning to the election season

Today marked the first official campaign announcement made by a Camas-Washougal elected official about their intentions to run for re-election this year.