Not long ago, Vancouver’s landmarks included a downtown brewery, a paper plant along the waterfront, and an unappealing park in the heart of the city. In other words, the city’s invitation to visitors would likely draw a response of “sorry, but I have other plans.”
President Trump’s trade war and the failure of Congress to address a shortage of farm workers do not bode well for Washington agriculture. To avoid devastating consequences, our Washington needs effective governance to come from the other Washington.
Small businesses are a big factor in the United States. According to federal statistics, companies with fewer than 500 employees account for more than 99 percent of businesses in Washington and employ more than half the state’s workers.
Ballots for the primary election must be turned in or postmarked by today. For most races with more than two candidates, The Columbian’s Editorial Board interviewed candidates and offered recommendations.
Saturday’s rally and protest in downtown Portland calls for a little perspective. While the heated rhetoric that surrounded the event warrants attention, it is important to not overstate their importance.
A restraining order issued Tuesday by a federal judge in Seattle is only delaying the inevitable when it comes to 3D guns. The only longterm defense against the downloadable weapons is a public realization that this nation’s fascination with guns is creating carnage with which we are destroying ourselves.
Cheers: To free pancakes. The Clark County Fair kicked off Friday morning with its traditional pancake breakfast — along with a few sausages. Thanks to support from Fred Meyer and a battalion of volunteers, the breakfast provided the ideal launch to the nine-day fair despite the presence of some rain.