Editorials

‘Stop, trains can’t’: It really is that simple

“Stop. Trains Can’t.” — the Federal Railroad Administration’s slogan for its 4-month-old campaign to reduce deaths and injuries at railroad crossings — is, at first glance, the type of “thank you, Captain Obvious” PR move that makes most journalists roll their eyes and move on to their next email message.

Uncertain times for programs that help vulnerable seniors

When President John F. Kennedy designated May as Senior Citizens Month nearly 55 years ago, he did so out of concern for an increasingly vulnerable segment of the U.S. population.

GOP health care ‘falls short’ for everyone

She was one of 20 Republicans who bucked their own party last week by voting against the House health care bill known as the American Health Care Act, but Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, who represents Washington’s 18th Legislative District, still says she’s committed to repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act — better known as “Obamacare” to its detractors.

Want to make America great again? Stick to your own Main Street

In 2009, downtown Camas was like many many small town epicenters across the country — dotted with vacant storefronts, suffering from a lack of customers and struggling to find its way in the midst of a major economic recession.

Suicide: when the news isn’t fit to print

Face-to-face is win-win for congresswoman

Sometimes a title is all you need to tell a story. Take the town hall happening at Clark College tonight — “A Town Hall With or Without Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler.”

Herrera Beutler health care shift notable

Last year, Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler was elected to a fourth term in Washington, D.C., with 62 percent of the vote. Despite running against an experienced, well-known candidate, she handily was chosen to represent Washington 3rd Congressional District, which includes all of Clark County.

Make saving farmland a priority in county

Port of C-W vital to future of region

An opening on the Port of Camas-Washougal Commission — and vast interest in the position — serves as a reminder of the port’s importance to the local economy.

Local teams have many reasons to celebrate

There is a reason that sports receive so much attention in our society. Actually, they are several reasons, but one of them is that sports often reflect the best of human nature, with athletes challenging themselves and trying to be a little bit better than they were the day before.