Opinion

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.

C-W schools show success despite federal labels

The start of school is just around the corner and the Camas and Washougal school districts are poised to open their doors to more than 10,000 local students. We look forward to welcoming these students and their families in the next week.

Difficult decisions loom for ECFR

Local governmental entities are just now beginning to dive in to the work of planning and preparing their 2015 budgets.

Letters to the Editor for Aug. 19, 2014

Do not re-elect Pike Rep. Liz Pike (R-Camas) is not an effective 18th Legislative District, Position 2, representative for our community.

Profiling an ‘American Hero’

World War II concentration camps. It’s a period time in history that most of us today can barely imagine, and probably wouldn’t want to due to the truth of its sheer disturbing brutality.

Change is coming for Washington’s state health insurance exchange

It has been nearly three years since Washington began to build its state-based insurance exchange and profoundly expanded Medicaid.

School districts make safety a top priority

It’s hard to believe, but the start of the new school year is right around the corner. A summer filled with swimming, flip flops, outdoor adventures and carefree fun will soon be gone. They will be replaced by days that will include schedules and homework, as well as opportunities to once again see beloved teachers and close friends.

It’s Not Easy Being Green

Reducing mankind’s carbon footprint has become the defining issue of our time and rightly so. Virtually every level of government has policies to reduce greenhouse gases by regulating everything from industrial CO2 emissions to cow flatulence.

Elections matter

As of this morning, Primary Election Day, of the 251,730 ballots mailed to Clark County voters, only 55,466 have been returned.