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On May 21, the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) released updated guidance that will, in part, require employers to confirm whether or not employees are fully vaccinated. For...

June 1, 2021

It was March 23, 2020 that Gov. Jay Inslee first issued his “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order. For one year, Washington's governor has single-handedly ruled the citizens of the state under emergency...

March 26, 2021

It's been a very difficult year as we've had to address new hardships, including the closing of businesses, public gathering places and public schools. We have had to adapt to an...

Dec. 7, 2020

It is said that a person is made up of body, spirit and soul. Many translate this relative to their physical, spiritual and emotional well-being. We've been fighting the coronavirus by...

May 6, 2020

Many property owners in Clark County and across the state are experiencing “sticker shock” as they open their new property tax bills. Property owners are discovering those taxes are up by...

Feb. 28, 2020

It was a bright spot of my day to read The Columbian's editorial page on Dec. 3, in which the newspaper publicly acknowledges that a “Single bridge won't fix transportation issues.”...

Dec. 31, 2019

During the final three days of the 105-day legislative session in April, more than $2 billion in new and higher taxes were approved by majority Democrats. These included new and increased...

Oct. 17, 2019

If you want to understand the importance of farming, take a quick look at your dinner plate. Generations of farmers have produced food not only for Americans, but for people throughout...

Oct. 19, 2017