Opinion

We must not ignore role of toxic masculinity in mass shootings

I’m beyond fed up that the gender of the murderers are still largely absent from conversations about America’s mass shootings crisis.

Officials should use federal COVID money to prepare for future surges

It’s strange days for those of us who have tried our best to keep current on the research and public messaging surrounding SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, for more than two years.

Plenty of food, but not for farmworkers

On a summer morning in southern Idaho, the day breaks early, before 6 a.m. The air is stale, never fully cooled from the heat of the day before.

Camas must do more to protect its established, ‘heritage’ trees

There are few issues that draw standing-room-only crowds to local city council meetings, but in the days before the COVID-19 pandemic put a damper on everything even remotely “crowded,” the Camas City Council used to pack the house when officials discussed protecting the city’s tree canopy.

Putin’s war will not be on the ballot, but democracy will be

Historical memory can fade over time. Born in 1942, I’ve watched it happen.

Letters to the Editor for May 12, 2022

Skamania County public utilities commissioner candidates needed

Do we need a DIY, homegrown national park?

National parks have been getting a lot of love since the pandemic, so much that this summer you need reservations at many. For example, you must make a reservation just to drive Montana’s legendary Going-To-The-Sun Road in Glacier National Park, and passes can sell out within hours of release.

Accusations shows equity work requires more accountability

We usually reserve the last editorial of the month for our Cheers & Jeers column, but we’re going to bump that column this month to address a more pressing issue.

Letters to the Editor for April 21, 2022

Camas must have better enforcement for illegal signs

To diffuse conflict, we must first understand how it escalates

Russian atrocities in Ukraine horrify us all, particularly knowing many Russians consider Ukrainians family.