Month: March 2017

Report: Benton could soon be out at the EPA

Don Benton, a former Washington state senator from Vancouver and early supporter of Donald Trump’s campaign for president, could soon be looking for a job, according to a report in […]

Clark County Citizens United leader doesn’t think much of local radishes

In case you missed it, I wrote an article for last Sunday’s paper about the state of agriculture in Clark County. Basically, agriculture has been in decline in the county […]

Benton serving as Trump’s eyes and ears, annoying some

The White House is installing political aides to serve as “Trump’s eyes and ears,” according to a story in the Washington Post. “The political appointee charged with keeping watch over Environmental […]

Boldt hit with PDC violation; not allowed to manage future campaign finances

The Washington State Public Disclosure Commission has fined Clark County Council Chair Marc Boldt $2,500 and required him to hire a professional treasurer to manage any future political campaigns. Responding to […]

Benton and the bridge

Sporting a “Make I-5 Great Again” lapel button, Mark Brown, the city of Vancouver’s lobbyist in Olympia, told city councilors an attempt to revive conversations on how to replace the […]

Benton didn’t use county email for politics

During his last year working as the head of the Clark County Department of Environmental Services, Don Benton really didn’t want reporters emailing him about Donald Trump or really any […]

Vancouver City Hall in the final four to win Leslie Knope trophy

The city of Vancouver is in the running to take home the coveted Leslie Knope Greatest City Hall Trophy. You know, the Leslie Knope from the television show Parks and Recreation […]

County council advised not to talk about county at county conference

Clark County council doesn’t have any meetings this week — at least they better not. That’s because the entire five-member council is in Washington, D.C. for the National Association of Counties […]

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