Opinion

If it’s too hot for you to eat outside, it’s too hot for your dog to be trapped in a car

It was one of our reporters who first noticed the little dog locked inside a Mercedes SUV across from The Post-Record on a warm Tuesday evening.

Letters to the Editor for Aug. 17, 2017

U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler is failing to do the basics of her job

The Gorge, local natural areas deserve your respect and upkeep

The Columbia River Gorge and nearby natural outdoor areas — the Washougal River, Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Cottonwood Beach and Lacamas Lake — offer the Camas-Washougal community the comfort and rehabilitation of nature in such a close proximity that it feels like they truly are in our backyard.

Reaching Paris without stopping in Washington

History may record that the planet’s climate crisis was avoided thanks to the efforts of three countries: China, Germany and France. Or not. The preparedness of those three, and the other European Union member-states, to follow through on commitments under the Paris Accord despite the U.S. pull-out is key to planetary survival. Chancellor Angela Merkel has made no bones about it, announcing that the Europeans are determined, in the name of Western values, to meet the Paris goal of keeping planetary temperature rise to 1.5-2 degrees Celsius while also welcoming immigrants and upholding the global trade system.

Letter to the Editor for Aug. 10, 2017

Cities should ban private fireworks

Letter to the Editor for Aug. 3, 2017

Street preacher created ‘toxic atmosphere’ at Camas Days

Race to toll likely to clip Washington drivers

In 2014, President Barrack Obama opened the door for states to collect tolls on interstate highways. This year Oregon lawmakers, much to the chagrin of Washington drivers and truckers, unilaterally took advantage of the new funding opportunity.

August’s Cheers & Jeers get personal

We may be getting a little bit personal with this month’s Cheers & Jeers column, but it’s nice to celebrate journalism wins, especially in the face of a White House administration that cries “fake news” every time members of the media do their job and report news that challenges government officials in any way. In this case, our first August “Cheers” goes to one of our own, Post-Record’s sports reporter, Dan Trujillo, who has won an award from the Washington Newspaper Publishers’ Association for his photography and/or news writing skills. We’re not sure what Dan won yet, or which story or photo clinched the award for him, but we’ll find out in October at the WNPA’s annual gathering of this state’s best publishers, editors and journalists. Despite having to work weekends and late nights — especially during the fall and spring seasons when these local teams can’t seem to stop winning championships — Dan always meets his assignments and deadlines with a cheerful attitude and a grin. Congratulations on your win, Dan, you deserve it!

As ‘TrumPutin’ moves forward, democracy declines

As a child of the Cold War (born during the Korean War, learned to talk during the McCarthy Era, turned 12 during the Cuban Missile Crisis, feared the Soviets and loved Barry Goldwater as a 13-year-old) it is stunning to me, even as a peace and justice person critical of my own government since Civil Rights and Vietnam, that Donald Trump is a.) president, b.) a traitor to the United States and c.) loved by his nationalist base.

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