Month: October 2014

Benton’s press release not standard protocol

A press release issued by the Clark County Department of Environmental Services touting Director Don Benton’s accomplishments circumvented the county’s public information office's standard protocol. Benton also serves as a Republican […]

Doggy, kitty lodging rates to increase

The Vancouver City Council on Monday authorized City Manager Eric Holmes to tack another two years onto the contract with the Humane Society for Southwest Washington. The city will pay an estimated $278,908 in 2015 […]

Vancouver talking tough with the state

The state legislature is in contempt of court for a lack of progress in fixing the way it pays for public education. State lawmakers also have to contend with the […]

APIL denied second title after another trip to finals

Looks like another honorable mention certificate will be en route to All Politics is Local. Our little blog was again named a finalist in Editor & Publisher's EPPY Awards for Best […]

Vancouver hosts debate of global significance

In two and a half hours of debate about climate change, Kyle Dittmer may have uttered the most pressing question of all. "Why are we even having a debate about this […]

$30,900 retreat leaves council members “jovial”

Swapping out Jeanne Stewart and Jeanne Harris for Alishia Topper and Anne McEnerny-Ogle, as city of Vancouver voters did last year, has created a noticeable difference on the council. You […]

Communication breakdown

Clark County Commissioner David Madore did something this week he rarely does: He apologized. Not to me, but I'll get to that. The apology stemmed from something he wrote on his Facebook […]

Online commercial implodes charter (video fun time edition)

I've recently reported that there's an anti-charter commercial making the rounds, paid for by the Don't Lose Your Voice PAC. People curious about the commercial can view it and other […]

Are anti-oil train signs protected speech?

A group of a dozen or so community leaders and activists opposed to the oil-by-rail terminal proposed for the Port of Vancouver have taken their campaign to the streets with […]

Vancouver councilor’s undercover Uber ride

During an Oct. 6 workshop about how the city's taxicab ordinance should be expanded to include Uber and other transportation network companies, a few councilors did indicate they were less than impressed […]

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