Opinion

Green New Deal is incomplete

Our environmental quality strategy must be encompassing and not just focus on climate change.

When not to call police

In the 911 call that led to George Floyd being killed by police, he was described as “awfully drunk and not in control of himself.” This is obviously not justification for his death — being impaired is not a capital offense. Calling attention to his impairment highlights a key factor in many incidents of police overuse of force: drug use or mental health problems by victims.

OPINION: Superintendents right to push for online school start

When the COVID-19 pandemic first shuttered schools in March, no one could have suspected that, five months later, local school superintendents would be pushing for an online start to the 2020-21 school year.

Letters to the Editor for Aug. 6, 2020

Reader responds to ACLU guest columnist, questions ‘peaceful protesters’ in Portland

OPINION: July Cheers & Jeers

This month’s Cheers & Jeers is a little different in that we only have one of each, but since nothing in 2020 is even close to “normal,” we’re hoping our readers will forgive us.

Constitutional crisis in Portland

I’ve been documenting violent and militarized police responses to protests in Portland for more than four years, but nothing prepared me for the unrestrained brutality I’ve witnessed and experienced in recent days.

Letters to Editor for July 23, 2020

Governor should call special legislative session to address budget shortfall

Alaska Airlines poised for post-COVID comeback

It is no secret that airlines were clobbered by the coronavirus pandemic. What started as a promising year quickly went south. The COVID-19 outbreak has all but shut down travel.

OPINION: Camas officials need to return to pre-COVID transparency

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.

OPINION: Really want to help businesses, teachers, community? Mask up

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.