Editorials

County begins a year of change

In November 2014, Clark County voters approved changing the form of government to a home rule charter. It was a move that came after several years of controversial decisions, opinions and actions by the jurisdiction’s elected leaders. That, coupled with a growing and changing county landscape, indicated clearly that citizens felt change was needed.

What were the top stories of 2014?

2014 is quickly coming to a close, and as this happens we look back at the ups and downs, the triumphs and tragedies, the accomplishments and accolades of the past 52 weeks.

Live local, shop local

Many businesses — both large and small — rely heavily on a strong holiday shopping season to bring in a significant chunk of their annual income. According to most experts, while the economy continues to improve, consumers are still spending their hard earned dollars cautiously.

Voter education will be key factor in bond effort

The general obligation capital bond currently being proposed by the Washougal School District is far from a minor endeavor.

Celebrations of community

Camas and Washougal are kicking off December with a veritable winter blast of holiday cheer.

Reaching out during the holidays

During the past few weeks as the buildup to “Black Friday” begins, the focus has been placed on holiday shopping for kids, parents, grandparents and other relatives. But many local groups are once again hoping that giving spirit will reach a little further than immediate family this holiday season.

Nourishing the body and mind

In June 2003, the Lost and Found Cafe opened its doors and began serving meals to the hungry and homeless in Camas-Washougal.

A dedication to service that lasts a lifetime

This morning, red, white and blue American flags in honor of Veterans Day, as well as black flags recognizing prisoners of war and those missing in action, lined Northeast Fourth Avenue in downtown Camas.

Death with Dignity Act provides freedom to make the ultimate choice

When considering the peaceful, humane and dignified ways a person may die, suffering from a grade four glioblastoma multiforme is not one of them. In fact, it might be near the bottom of the list.

It’s decision time

With a week to go until the General Election, candidates, as well as supporters of the wide variety of levies and propositions are beginning the final push.