Month: August 2016

Yes, pot moratoriums are legal

In the latest chapter of Sticky’s Pot Shop’s ongoing legal battle against Clark County, a Superior Court Judge decided that the store must close its doors. Owner John Larson under state […]

Dump Trump/Herrera Rally

Taking a page from Democrats’ playbook, congressional candidate and state Rep. Jim Moeller, of Vancouver, is pressing U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Camas, to either disavow or endorse Donald Trump. Moeller […]

Wilson wins primary by 50 votes

A few days after the primary, Rep. Lynda Wilson, R-Vancouver, took the lead over Democratic challenger Tim Probst and kept it. This week’s certified votes showed Wilson won by 50 votes. So, […]

Nierenberg endorses Clinton on national stage

A local face joined the national discourse over this year’s objectively bizarre presidential race this morning. David Nierenberg, a Camas investor and former finance chair for Mitt Romney, appeared on CNBC […]

You, me and the TPP

There is nothing simple about the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a global trade deal causing a political stir from the top of the ballot to the bottom. Yet local opponents recently had […]

Do politics and beer mix?

How important is a business owner’s political leaning to you? It’s an interesting question that was raised to me this week by Suzanne Kendall, who runs an organization called Right 2B […]

Congressional candidates to debate

It’s on. U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Camas, announced Tuesday that she would take on State Rep. Jim Moeller, D-Vancouver, in two debates in the race for the 3rd Congressional District. In […]

Silliman note highlights community skepticism

Policy analyst Peter Silliman is not a subtle man. In the midst of a conversation about Christian Berrigan’s referendum petition to overturn the comprehensive plan at last week’s board time, Silliman […]

Thomas Hackett’s thinking cap

On Wednesday night, former Vancouver Mayor Royce Pollard told a member of the salary review commission he was “ashamed” of him. And it wasn’t because Commissioner Thomas Hackett approved doubling the […]

Looking ahead to county coverage post-Madore

In the hours since Clark County Councilor David Madore lost the Primary Election, I’ve been peppered with a predictable question over and over again. “What are you going to write about […]

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