Month: June 2016

Olson don’t care. She just posts what she wants. (Slightly NSFW)

So here’s the problem with journalism in 2016. I spend most of my week poring over public documents, reading councilors’ emails, trying to make sense of horrible government jargon, then writing […]

Council addresses recall petition in heated board time

If you have five minutes and 19 seconds to spare this holiday weekend, spend it listening to Wednesday's short board time meeting. It was the first time the councilors had the opportunity to speak […]


A truck with a giant tampon cruised through the streets of downtown Vancouver last week. The stunt was part of a campaign by the Washington Community Action Network whose intent was […]

The greatest show on earth

Adjudication is coming. No wait, don't stop reading, I swear it's important and cool and fun, despite the snore-inducing name. The proposal for the nation's largest oil terminal is going on […]

Some changes to All Politics is Local

As The Columbian transitions through some changes in the wake of layoffs earlier this month, so, too, will All Politics is Local. Don’t worry, longtime readers. We’ll still be bringing you […]

Debate over money in politics arrives in Clark County

The debate over big money in politics has come to Clark County. Camas investor and philanthropist David Nierenberg’s announcement about Connecting Clark County, a political action committee focused on getting Republican Councilor […]

Sen. Don Benton seeks second county director gig

Don Benton applied to lead Clark County’s Human Resources Department, a move dripping with irony given how Councilors David Madore and Tom Mielke trod on county HR policies to hand […]

From iPad Wizard to ‘disrespectful and insubordinate’

Little more than an hour before the Clark County Council deliberated on granting County Manager Mark McCauley an 18-month contract, Councilor David Madore sent him a "letter of reprimand." "You made a […]

Distracted by climate change ‘hoaxes’

It’s been a busy year for the Vancouver City Council. Affordable housing. Homelessness. Annexation. Marijuana legislation. Police staffing. Waterfront construction. Conflicts between neighborhoods and truck traffic. Road projects. Park maintenance. Then there’s […]

Anti-Madore PAC launches

There’s a new political action committee in town, and its sole mission? Seeing Republican Councilor David Madore lose. Vancouver man Chris Prothero is behind two Facebook groups: “David Madore Social Media Archive […]

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