Month: December 2013

Turlay’s criticism of federal spending criticized by Leavitt

We know Vancouver City Councilor Bill Turlay doesn't believe in global warming, because as a fighter pilot he "worked where weather is made" and "weather, over a period of time, […]

More straight talk with Tom Mielke

I spoke with Clark County Commissioner Tom Mielke the other day for a good amount of time on a story I have coming up. The interview took maybe five minutes. Then […]

When your powers combine… Don Benton’s Wikipedia page is a battlefield

On Nov. 25, someone made 3,395 character changes to the Wikipedia page of state Sen. Don Benton, R-Vancouver. The edits — which you can see side-by-side here — include removing nearly […]

Clark County Variety Hour

Well, that was weird. On Wednesday I heard from a plaintiff's attorney, who told me Clark County commissioners were expected to discuss the stormwater settlement during a 1:30 p.m. executive session […]

Councilor’s wife commandeers his Facebook page

I was scrolling through the comments section on my story today about how Vancouver needs money for its streets, amused by the fact Councilor Jack Burkman was trying to patiently […]

RTC: Boldly joining the 21st century

Visiting the Southwest Washington Regional Transportation Council's website is like stepping back in time. Back to a time when cell phones were used for phone calls, when The Columbian had just […]

“All Politics is Local” turns 3

  When we started this blog three years ago, we weren't sure how people were going to react. Turns out that, like the Columbia River Crossing, a Cowlitz casino or candy corn, […]

Madore disagrees with Madore on elections

Clark County Commissioner David Madore says he's keeping his promise to honor the vote of the people regarding the recent nonbinding advisory votes on light rail and bridges, even if […]

The mayor is a super fan, had mullet

You may know him as the guy who roams the sidelines of Camas football games moving the first-down markers. Or as the guy who runs city council meetings. His name is Scott […]

First Benton, now hoof rot

  APIL would like to welcome guest blogger Allen Thomas, The Columbian's outdoors writer. Ed Barnes can fight more than one battle. Yeah, he's made his name railing against Clark County's hiring of […]

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