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

[caption id="attachment_765" align="alignleft" width="170"] Clark County Councilor David Madore[/caption] 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. […]

Would you like some McCarthyism with your resolution?

[caption id="attachment_5037" align="alignleft" width="300"] Councilor Tom Mielke gets a fifth shot at posting "In God We Trust" in the Clark County public hearing room on Tuesday.[/caption] This “In God We Trust” […]

Out-of-towners influence Clark County motto

[caption id="attachment_40686" align="alignleft" width="293"] Councilor Tom Mielke wants "In God We Trust" posted in the council's public hearing room. So does a woman from California.[/caption] Councilor Tom Mielke, the champion for […]

Lessons on interior decorating

[caption id="attachment_5090" align="alignleft" width="300"] Kimberly Abell of Camas speaks to the Clark County Council on Tuesday in Vancouver about a motion to display "In God We Trust" in the public […]

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?

[caption id="attachment_5037" align="alignleft" width="300"] Councilor Tom Mielke wants "In God We Trust" displayed in the Clark County hearing room.[/caption] Well, the Clark County councilors certainly haven’t left me wanting for stories […]

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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