Author: Jeffrey Mize

Kraft casts only vote against supplemental transportation budget

Never say that Rep. Vicki Kraft is afraid to stand alone. The Vancouver Republican, elected in the 17th Legislative District in 2016 and re-elected in 2018, is arguably the most conservative […]

Vote late — if you want your ballot to matter

Vote early and vote often. That saying, attributed to former Chicago Mayor Richard J. Daley, mobster Al Capone and a host of others, has never been sound advice, unless facing felony […]

It’s a long ways to the DNC, even once you’re there

So you want to be a delegate to the Democratic National Convention, July 13-16 in Milwaukee. Washington will have 107 delegates, of which 30 are reserved for elected officials, party leaders […]

Wanted: Highly effective I-5 Bridge czar

This could be the opportunity of a lifetime — or the opportunity for a lifetime of regrets. Washington and Oregon are searching for a “highly effective leader” to oversee the new […]

Washington and Vancouver can’t compete with Nevada and Vegas

Tuesday is Mardi Gras, also known as Fat Tuesday for the practice of giving up rich, fatty foods for Lent. In New Orleans, one of the most Catholic cities in the […]

Inslee: Fast but always legal

Gov. Jay Inslee loves electric cars. Earlier this month, I asked Inslee how he squared his commitment to combating climate change with his support for replacing the Interstate 5 Bridge. It seemed […]

Here’s to Prohibition, 1920-1933

Friday marked the 100th anniversary of the start of Prohibition, the day the nation went dry. America’s experience with banning the “manufacture, sale or transportation of intoxicating liquors” would last only […]

Will local Republicans get steamrolled?

Clark County’s legislative delegation primarily consists of Republicans. If you include the 14th and 20th legislative districts, which take in small portions of the county, Republicans control four of five Senate […]

Nierenberg signs onto Buttigieg’s campaign

One of Clark County’s most politically connected residents has thrown his support and money to Democrat Pete Buttigieg’s presidential campaign. David Nierenberg, a Camas investment manager, has backed both Republicans and […]

Massachusetts’ $64 billion car economy

For more than 100 years, Americans have had a love affair with our cars. Cars symbolize freedom, the ability to go where we want when we want, something that has become […]

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