Columns

Give ‘Camougle’ a chance

Groups of young people have been roaming downtown Camas recently. Washougal too. They’re looking up and down, and all around. They’re playing the new rage “Pokemon Go,” “augmenting reality” by phone; the objective is to catch the most creatures.

Maintaining low cost electricity vital for Washington’s clean tech industries

Since the construction of Grand Coulee and Bonneville dams, Washington has enjoyed an abundance of low cost, reliable hydropower. It has been one-key competitive advantage for energy intensive industries and now it is vital to our state burgeoning “clean tech industries.”

Impartial approach is key to successful elections

Impartial approach is key to successful elections

A great education for all of our kids

Every mom and dad wants the best for their children.

Help save the John Wayne Pioneer Trail

I am from Tekoa, Washington (population 843). We are your neighbors to the east.

Homelessness hurts us all — but we can do something

Homelessness is hurting every corner of Washington. Our small towns are not immune, and it hurts everyone—homeless families, taxpayer and the community.

No sidelines in fight against climate change

On April 22, 1970, 20 million Americans hit the streets to protest the environmental effects of more than 100 years of uncontrolled fossil-fueled industrial development. It was the first Earth Day.

Small business passing on Obamacare tax credits

It was shocking to read that a scant number of small businesses are taking advantage of federal tax credits designed to make health insurance more affordable.

City officials exemplify open and transparent government

City officials across our state are committed to leading open and transparent agencies that engage constituents and reflect the very best of their communities. During Sunshine Week - a week dedicated to promoting a dialogue about the importance of open government -- we took a moment to stand up and applaud the thousands of city and town officials, staff, and committee members who work to support these principles.

For whom the roads toll

Road and bridge tolls keep many elected officials awake at night.