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The (Vancouver) Columbian: Time for gun research

If the United States suffered from an epidemic of airplanes falling out of the sky, citizens would expect Congress to investigate and work to improve the safety of planes. Yet when it comes to gun violence, for two decades Congress has operated under the notion that ignorance is bliss. While we agree that the right to bear arms is essential, gun violence must be researched.

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Letters to the Editor

Letter: Wapato police acted as best they could in shooting

The “stark parallels” of the Martinez Torres case to the Zambrano-Montes case (TCH, Aug. 10) should be a clue that the police in Wapato acted as best they could under the circumstances. As unfortunate as any killing is, it is high time we all recognize without reservation that police officers cannot when faced with a violent person hold a debate as to whether they should shoot or not.

Editorials

RedBlueAmerica: Is foundation a problem for Clinton’s candidacy?

Critics say Donald Trump’s campaign is too cozy with Russia, but Hillary Clinton may have problems of her own. Critics charge that foreign governments gained access to Clinton when she served as secretary of state by making donations to a charity, the Clinton Foundation, overseen by her family. Clinton says the foundation will stop taking foreign donations if she’s president, but Republican critics have called for the organization to be shut down entirely.

Videos

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