Month: March 2011

You'd think we were asking them to build a bridge

President Obama picked Kansas to win the men's NCAA tourney. This guy argues that letting employees engage in a little March Madness is no harm, no foul. So we thought we'd […]

We also know someone who did get pinched

Battle Ground Mayor Mike Ciraulo should have known better than to visit an elementary school on St. Patrick‚Äôs Day without wearing green. Ciraulo stopped by Maple Grove Primary on Thursday for […]

We know someone who’s not getting pinched

Perhaps Vancouver Mayor Tim Leavitt spotted a pot o' gold while Grand Marshal of the 20th Annual Paddy Hough parade today? We know the city could sure use it... […]

We know someone who's not getting pinched

Perhaps Vancouver Mayor Tim Leavitt spotted a pot o' gold while Grand Marshal of the 20th Annual Paddy Hough parade today? We know the city could sure use it... […]

Caption contest!

The mavens came across this never-published January 2007 photograph of Clark County Commissioner Steve Stuart and Clark County Treasurer Doug Lasher. It made us laugh. We know why it was […]

Pridemore kicks bad habit (needs new nickname)

In 1999, newly elected Clark County Commissioner Craig Pridemore made a New Year's resolution to quit smoking, a habit he picked up at his University of Washington frat house. Here's a […]

Hanging with the boys club

It's pure coincidence, but one day after we here at The Columbian run a story about the declining number of women in local politics, both the ladies on the Vancouver […]

Mohegan exec: tough times for casinos

While the possibility of a casino in Clark County has been put on hold while the decision to allow the Cowlitz Indian Tribe to establish a reservation is appealed in […]

Health problems led to resignation, former Yacolt mayor says

Yacolt Mayor Joe Warren said health problems led to his abrupt resignation Monday after six years in office. At Monday's Yacolt Town Council meeting, Mayor Pro Tem Dave Hancock publicly […]

Mielke’s got light rail on the brain

Look at this logo for the grassroots branding campaign launched by local business boosters. What do you see? When Clark County Commissioner Tom Mielke looked at the logo on Wednesday, he […]

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