Month: February 2017

Order a pizza and have a seat

At the end of the last legislative session, the Southwest Washington delegation couldn’t remember the last time they were all in the same room on their own accord. Instead, they were […]

Here’s what we know about how well Benton managed county Department of Environmental Services

In case you haven’t heard, Don Benton is “very excited.” The cause of his excitement was the confirmation of former Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt as the new head of the […]

You had one job, under voters

In case you weren’t aware, there was an election this week. It didn’t cover the entire county, only those of you who live in one of seven school districts that requested […]

New Interstate 5 bridge in five years? Sen. Rivers hopes so

The last thing Sen. Ann Rivers wants is another countdown clock on The Columbian’s website. To refresh your memory, in 2014 former Clark County Councilor David Madore told The Columbian’s Editor […]

Visit Vancouver USA’s awesome optimism on the Portland commute

A sentence on Visit Vancouver USA's website caught my attention and warmed my heart the other day. At the bottom of the "Top Employers" page, which is filed under the "Relocation" tab, […]

Possible fraudulent election activity in Washington

Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman reported possible fraudulent election activity to the Washington State Patrol after spotting suspicious signatures on four initiatives that were on the ballot this fall. The […]

Clark County Citizens United is not that Citizens United but won’t change name

When it was Heather Burgess’ turn to speak before a panel for Western Washington for the Growth Management Hearings Board earlier this week, she noted that she had a brief […]

Darkness stares back at you from Benton’s HR files

As you might’ve heard, retired state Sen. Don Benton has been hired by the Trump administration to supervise the transition of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The last public sector management […]

Leaked Benton EPA memo

In his new role as senior adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump, former Vancouver Sen.Don Benton has been making national headlines. In a Slate piece this week, the publication, which described […]

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