Month: February 2015

Growing legal tab in Clark County v. C-Tran dispute

When Clark County received a $5,069 bill from Pacifica Law Group in January, we figured it wasn't the last taxpayer expense related to the county's legal dispute with C-Tran. This month, […]

UPDATE: APIL reader’s email leads to change in resolution language, but only temporarily

UPDATE, Feb. 27, 6:19 p.m.: It’s baaaaack. On Feb. 26 at 8:30 a.m., the “In God We Trust” resolution was reposted to The Grid. This time, a line about state atheism, which […]

Would you like some McCarthyism with your resolution?

This “In God We Trust” issue is my Groundhog Day. The Clark County council will revisit Councilor Tom Mielke’s proposal to post the national motto on Tuesday. I've written about this […]

Out-of-towners influence Clark County motto

Councilor Tom Mielke, the champion for posting "In God We Trust" in the Clark County hearing room, has made it clear how upset he is that the council has heard […]

Lessons on interior decorating

There were some strange moments during last Tuesday’s county council meeting and the board time that followed on Wednesday, to say the least. The proposal to post “In God We Trust” […]

Battle Ground to C-Tran: Behave, or we’re going home

It's safe to say Philip Johnson spoke for more than just the city of Battle Ground when he addressed the C-Tran Board of Directors this week. Johnson, Battle Ground's deputy mayor, […]

A new motto for Clark County?

Well, the Clark County councilors certainly haven’t left me wanting for stories in my first few days on the job. On Tuesday, the council will discuss displaying "In God We Trust" in the […]

Light rail conspiracy theory

First, let's get something out of the way: The Columbia River Crossing is still dead. Yet the ghost of the proposed Interstate 5 Bridge replacement continues to haunt government meetings in […]

Getting acquainted

Many of my lunch hours last December were spent sitting in the parking lot of my last job in Redding, Calif., being grilled by The Columbian’s editors on what kind […]

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