Month: August 2017

City receives spotless audit from state

The City of Vancouver has a strong handle on its financials, according to an audit conducted by the Office of the Washington State Auditor in 2016. The report was released Aug. […]

Another look at the primary, and abysmal turnout

You remember the Aug. 1 primary. Or, maybe you don’t, because final results showed only 19.93 percent voted. That’s 47,595 voters out of 238,855 eligible. Consider yourself scolded. (Hey, I […]

Demonstrators give thanks for thoughtful journalism

President Donald Trump continued his war with the national media this week, so I was surprised when a group of three or four dozen citizens showed up at The Columbian’s […]

Scott Campbell gets endorsement from former rivals

Scott Campbell, a candidate for Vancouver City Council who is unrelated to Columbian Publisher Scott Campbell, emerged from this month’s primary election with 55 percent of the vote to advance […]

A Handmaid’s Protest in downtown Vancouver

[caption id="attachment_7016" align="alignleft" width="300"] Protesters outside of Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler's office don't want to become actual handmaids.[/caption] It’s become fairly routine for progressive activists to gather outside of the district […]

“Ghost voters” in Clark County? Who ya gonna call?

[caption id="attachment_7003" align="alignright" width="170"] Clark County Auditor Greg Kimsey ain't afraid of no ghost.[/caption] A national conservative magazine is suggesting that Clark County's voter rolls are haunted and need to be […]

Topper selected as property tax manager in Clark County

Alishia Topper is expanding her duties to the county government level. Selected by Doug Lasher, treasurer of Clark County, Topper will be the next tax services manager for the county. She'll be […]

Local GOP election observers too busy to make sure election isn’t rigged

[caption id="attachment_6992" align="alignleft" width="300"] The sign-in sheet for GOP election observers[/caption] Clark County voters mostly sat out last week’s primary election with only about 20 percent of registered voters bothering to […]

All precincts agree

All of Vancouver’s precincts agree on who should be the next mayor. The precinct-specific votes show overwhelming support for mayoral candidate Anne McEnerny-Oge, and also city councilor candidates Scott Campbell and […]

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