A student-run website at the University of Washington that posts unsubstantiated rape accusations is disconcerting yet thought-provoking. While we cannot condone the approach, we also must consider why the women who run the site believe that it is necessary to warn other women.
California voters may have been, um, ahead of their time on Tuesday. In pushing for state lawmakers to adopt daylight saving time, er, around the clock, they sent a message that it’s high time (sorry) for Washington and Oregon to address the issue.
One-hundred years ago — at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 — World War I officially came to an end. The Allied Powers, led by the United States, claimed victory in what was variously dubbed The Great War or The War to End All Wars.
Cheers: To Tuesday’s election. While there have been many cheers — both locally and nationally — for relatively high voter turnout, today we turn our attention elsewhere: To the candidates. Kudos for those in our community who stepped up to run for office, demonstrating a desire to serve and to share their message with the public. Cheers also go to all those who helped with campaigns, knocking on doors and handing out fliers and urging the public to be engaged with the democratic process.
We could use a break, and we're guessing you could, as well. This election season has been exhausting, and the end of the campaign comes as a bit of a relief. No more political ads, no more political debate, no more consternation about what lies ahead.
Although the race between Jaime Herrera Beutler and Carolyn Long for congressional representative from Southwest Washington remains too close to call, Tuesday’s election night contained plenty of drama.
Rape victims deserve to know their cases are being vigorously pursued and that justice is a priority for the state. Yet more than 6,000 rape evidence kits in Washington remain untested, some of them having languished for years on police evidence shelves.
The early returns show lots of returns. Ballots for Tuesday’s election were mailed to voters more than two weeks ago, and a count by Clark County officials reveals that an unusually high percentage have been filled out and sent back.
Cheers: To a revitalized city center. The next step in the makeover of downtown Vancouver apparently will arrive at the corner of Main Street and Evergreen Boulevard. Developers are planning to overhaul a building that originally served as a J.C. Penney department store and then as office space. The site on the southeast corner of the intersection has been vacant the past four years as the city around it has thrived, but that is about to change.