Month: June 2015

Part I: Fact-checking David Madore’s Columbian ad

Clark County Councilor David Madore’s campaign for Clark County council chair, the at-large position newly created after the county voted to approve the home-rule charter last November, is on full […]

Of widows and air conditioning

The sweltering temperatures prompted Clark County councilors to discuss heat safety during this week’s board of health meeting. The conversation started out innocent enough. Councilor Jeanne Stewart was curious what role Clark […]

Jurassic Parliament coming to C-Tran

Anyone who has attended a C-Tran board meeting in the last few years knows there are times when the group doesn't exactly hum like a well-oiled machine. There was the uncomfortable […]

Councilor Tom Mielke stands up for the press

[caption id="attachment_5037" align="alignright" width="358"] Councilor Tom Mielke[/caption] Councilor Tom Mielke did something I’ve never heard him do before: he encouraged better communication with the press. Wait. Stop the presses. Mielke, who so […]

Case closed on Madore’s silly park job

[caption id="attachment_5453" align="alignleft" width="1600"] Image courtesy of Nancy Schultz[/caption] We finally have some answers to Councilor David Madore’s double-parked Tesla. It turns out Madore is paying for one of the worst parking […]

There’s no place like Clark County

[caption id="attachment_5448" align="aligncenter" width="751"] From left to right: Councilor David Madore, sustainability specialist Sally Fisher, the Tin Man, Councilor Jeanne Stewart, Councilor Tom Mielke[/caption] The Clark County council is not one […]

The chorus of the banned

[caption id="attachment_5438" align="alignright" width="389"] You have to give him credit, Madore's clip art instincts are very good.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_5437" align="alignright" width="388"] Screenshot courtesy of Jennifer Barnes. Why do I do anything […]

Benton may be new boss for enforcement officer

Who might be responsible for a new quarry enforcement officer but Sen. Don Benton, the controversial director of the Department of Environmental Services. In response to dozens of citizen complaints about […]

Madore misses the mark on “hate speech”

[caption id="attachment_765" align="alignright" width="170"] Clark County Councilor David Madore[/caption] Clark County Councilor David Madore has the occasional habit of providing a definition to make a point, so let me take a […]

Why is Mielke opposed to a quarry enforcement officer?

[caption id="attachment_959" align="alignleft" width="170"] Clark County Councilor Tom Mielke[/caption] Clark County Councilor Tom Mielke is the only councilor opposed to the hiring a code enforcement officer specifically to police the county's […]

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