Month: February 2014

Affordable Care Act 101

An estimated 57,000 people in Clark County were uninsured prior to the Affordable Care Act. That Clark County could have residents without health coverage was apparently news to Commissioner David Madore. During […]

Leavitt’s triumphant return to Fort

Vancouver Mayor Tim Leavitt will give the 2014 State of the City address at Fort Vancouver High School, where he graduated from in 1989. The State of the City is 9 […]

Jack Burkman causing problems for Jack Burkman, again

Vancouver City Councilor Jack Burkman has been taking a beating on social media, thanks to the other Jack Burkman, the one MSNBC host Keith Olberman named the worst person in […]

A modest proposal: Bring back ‘River County’

Fallout from the Clyde Ray Spencer case is going to be one of the bigger stories for the county this year. With a $9 million settlement dangling over the county […]

Leavitt, Pike face off in Portland op-eds

I suppose the Columbia River Crossing is still technically alive, which explains why¬†the Portland Tribune published guest columns today from Vancouver Mayor Tim Leavitt and state Rep. Liz Pike, R-Camas, […]

Five facts about Kathleen Zellner

Here's five things to know about Kathleen Zellner, the Chicago attorney who will ask a federal judge to order Clark County to pay the $9 million judgment awarded to Clyde […]

Status update on Vancouver City Council’s goals – from 2012

As my editor (my supervisor, not the guy selling coffee mugs), could tell you, I met all of my performance goals for 2013. Sadly, the same can't be said for […]

Potential Spencer fallout, breakdown of costs

I've had a few people ask me today what I think is driving the county commissioners' unanimous decision to not pay the $9 million verdict in the Clyde Ray Spencer […]

“Sincerely, Piss Off!”

Reading through Vancouver council emails the other day, I was able to confirm that Councilor Alishia Topper, who took office in January, hasn't lost her enthusiasm for the job. First, councilors […]

Commissioners packin’ heat

Are two Clark County commissioners violating the county's concealed weapons policy? At a board time discussion last week, Commissioner Steve Stuart dropped some knowledge. He leaned over to Commissioner Tom Mielke […]

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