For the shortest month of the year, February certainly was packed with an extraordinary number of highly charged Camas-Washougal news.
Black History Month is meant to be a celebration of the achievements of Black Americans, in spite of our country’s history of blatant, intentional racism. Despite that intention, the American narrative surrounding the enslaving of Black Americans has always attempted to rewrite our past, generating a kinder, gentler image of slavery.
After any big election — and especially after one in which a public bond measure failed as spectacularly as the Camas community-aquatics center did when 90 percent of voters shot it down in the November 2019 election — it’s natural for people to play the “I told you so” game and want to rewrite history a little bit.
Pressure on Camas principal sends wrong message to students
While wind farms generate “greenhouse gas-free” electricity, there is increasing concern over the rapidly growing number of worn-out wind turbine blades ending up in landfills.
Many Skamania Public Utility District (PUD) customers have received — or will soon receive — bills with rate increases that went into effect Jan. 1.
Don’t condemn Camas principal for ‘poor judgment’
Washougal tech levy is ‘irresponsible’
For anyone who ever got their kicks skateboarding — or even simply watching, photographing and videotaping skateboarders as they flew and twisted through the air — there is something thrilling about the fact that the sport is finally getting international recognition and that many public leaders are setting aside outdated, negative views about providing public spaces for skateboarders to safely practice intricate moves.
Whenever I write these columns, I review the year, check our minutes, talk with staff, ponder a lot and then start to describe what has happened at our fire district of 60 square miles that sits north of the cities of Camas and Washougal.