The fact that the city of Camas finally has a city administrator ready to take the reins and lead day-to-day operations should come as welcome news.
It is no surprise that issues surrounding COVID-19 safety precautions have become a sticking point between teachers’ union leaders and district administrators in Washougal.
As far as local coverage goes, the month of June started out on a pretty positive note with front page stories in the June 4, 2020 Camas-Washougal Post-Record dedicated to those helping other community members survive the COVID-19 crisis.
OPINION: Local officials should follow McDonnell’s lead, leap into conversation about systemic racism
Anyone truly listening to the sheer pain, frustration and urgency coming out of the Black Lives Matter protests that have rocked this nation over the past three weeks, should know by now that the “same old, same old” just doesn’t cut it anymore.
If one thing has become clear during this week of overwhelmingly peaceful protests decrying not only the shocking death of George Floyd, a 46-year-old black father killed May 25 after Minneapolis police officers kneeled on his handcuffed body, but also decades of police brutality against black Americans, it is that the young people of this country — particularly the young people of color organizing the protests and putting their own lives on the line to speak out against horrific social injustices that have plagued this nation since its beginning — are a powerful force for good.
We can’t pretend it’s been easy to find cause for “cheers” in this month’s “Cheers & Jeers” column, especially knowing that our country hit yet another grim milestone — 100,000 Americans now dead from COVID-19 — this week.