Month: July 2015

Final bit of Clark County Council fact-checking

If you haven’t filled out your ballot yet—and let’s face it, with a voter turnout hovering around 15 percent, you probably haven’t—here’s the last slew of candidates whose campaign fliers […]

Council candidate puts it all out there

When it comes to Vancouver City Council candidate Justin Forsman’s campaign website,, I don’t even know where to start. Lest I be accused of picking on him after running […]

Potential conflicts of interest for council candidates?

With election season in full swing, a couple questions have been raised to me in recent weeks about potential conflicts of interest for two of the Clark County District 2 […]

Ballot returns hovering around 13 percent

With less than a week to go before the general election, about 13.2 percent of eligible Clark County voters have returned their ballots. Of the 250,687 ballots mailed out, 33,130 have […]

Madore’s verbal attack on Columbian reporter Here is Councilor David Madore’s verbal attack at me during Tuesday’s Clark County Council meeting, where the council was discussing ratifying clean water fees. I received a lot of messages […]

No incumbent in first-time race

In case it wasn’t clear before, the Clark County council chair we're all voting for is a new position. Yes, there is a current chair. Yes, the chair leads meetings. […]

Fact-checking campaign fliers, take two

How do you fact-check campaign promises? In recent weeks, a rush of campaign mailers and fliers have made their way to Clark County residents, full of the kind of flowery language […]

Madore misuses city building in county campaign ad

With about two weeks to go before the primary election, David Madore campaign ads seem to be flooding the airwaves. Most days I see a least two before I’ve eaten breakfast […]

Dino Transit shows C-Tran how it’s done

Well, that was fun while it lasted. For two hours on Tuesday, the C-Tran board participated in a lively, constructive training on how to run orderly, efficient meetings. C-Tran board members […]

Benton’s response to transportation questions

After two months of silence, I finally heard back from Mary Benton, Clark County council District 2 candidate. Benton responded to a request for comment on this week’s election stories at […]

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