Columns

Washougal seeks public input on transportation priorities

The Washougal City Council and Transportation Benefit District Board have been debating some of our transportation needs and how to fund them for several months now.

Mental illness haunts countless Americans

On July 9, Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA) appealed to congress, “Let’s no longer turn a blind eye and instead help those who need it the most.”

Kansas and North Carolina cutting taxes to spur jobs and growth

In Olympia these days, lawmakers are high centered in a second special session over the budget to operate the state for the next two years.

Pike: ‘I was exactly where I should have been’

Last Wednesday, I saw a headline over the top of a 1,100-plus word opinion piece that asked, “Where was Rep. Liz Pike?”

Where was Rep. Liz Pike?

My mother and many of her relatives were teachers and several of the newer generation family relatives followed their parents into the education field.

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.