Columns

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.

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.

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.

Low carbon fuel standard is bad policy

We all want a cleaner environment in which to live, work and pass on to our children and grandchildren. We’re making great progress here in Washington.

Low carbon fuel standard is bad policy

We all want a cleaner environment in which to live, work and pass on to our children and grandchildren. We’re making great progress here in Washington.

Knowledge provides power to fight breast cancer

Breast cancer recently drug me back into its ugly world. I fought back and took control, when I had the honor of receiving the BRAVE Day proclamation from the Mayor, Tim Levitt and the Vancouver City Council on BRAVE Day, which is March 21 and is a day dedicated to recognizing a women’s right to reconstruction and support after receiving a breast cancer diagnosis. A little known law passed in 1998 and was given very little press.

Transportation Benefit District is needed for railroad overpass in Washougal

Any of our Washougal-area residents who have waited recently for long trains to pass through town, or those unfortunate enough to be backed all the way onto state Route 14 trying to get to the 32nd Street railroad crossing, know how convenient it would be if we had a second overpass closer to the east side of town. A second crossing will also increase safety in our community by providing an additional route for emergency vehicles to get over the railroad.

Traffic signal is the best solution

We appreciate that the Camas City Council is considering a solution to the dangerous traffic situation that exists at the intersection of Northwest Sixth Avenue and Norwood Street.

What’s your excuse?

People make all kinds of excuses for all kinds of things. Some are valid and some are, let’s say, just made up. “My dog ate my homework,” or “I forgot to set my clock ahead,” are just a couple of excuses that make one think of the fine line between circumstance and withholding the total truth.