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

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 rarely returns my phone calls and […]

Case closed on Madore’s silly park job

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 spots in the county garage. Local gadfly Ed […]

There’s no place like Clark County

The Clark County council is not one to miss a photo op, but Tuesday’s was, perhaps, my favorite. The council proclaimed June 22 to 28 Recycled Arts Week in Clark County, leading up […]

The chorus of the banned

My move to Clark County is complete. I’ve officially been banned from Councilor David Madore’s Facebook. I’m not the first Columbian reporter whose ability to ask questions has been shut down […]

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”

Clark County Councilor David Madore has the occasional habit of providing a definition to make a point, so let me take a page from his book. Hate speech is any way […]

Why is Mielke opposed to a quarry enforcement officer?

Clark County Councilor Tom Mielke is the only councilor opposed to the hiring a code enforcement officer specifically to police the county's quarries. His reasoning seems sound, and it may be. […]

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