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Do politics and beer mix?

[caption id="attachment_6481" align="alignleft" width="225"] Right 2B Heard's logo[/caption] 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, […]

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

[caption id="attachment_6469" align="alignleft" width="301"] Peter Silliman[/caption] 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 […]

Looking ahead to county coverage post-Madore

[caption id="attachment_765" align="alignleft" width="170"] Clark County Councilor David Madore[/caption] In the hours since Clark County Councilor David Madore lost the Primary Election, I’ve been peppered with a predictable question over and […]

What did I just see

I've sat through scores of public meetings in my young career, watching city councilors or port commissioners get yelled at by the public and occasionally bicker among themselves. Tuesday's Clark County […]

Madore asks for Facebook records, denies his own

David Madore and his attorney are seeking public records from a county employee’s Facebook page while refusing to hand over records connected to the Republican Clark County councilor’s own page. Deputy […]

The myth of kitten killing Madore

[caption id="attachment_6446" align="alignleft" width="482"] A screenshot of "Kitty McNuggets" featured in a Connecting Clark County ad.[/caption] Not long ago, a fellow reporter approached me, giggling. She asked me if Connecting Clark County, […]

Green submits updated ethics complaint

Local government wonk Chuck Green issued a tome of material to Clark County Council Chair Marc Boldt on Tuesday, detailing alleged ethics violations by Clark County Councilor David Madore. The 117-page document is […]

Petition to investigate Madore reopened

[caption id="attachment_6147" align="alignright" width="303"] Chris Prothero[/caption] A petition calling for an ethics investigation into Clark County Councilor David Madore’s behavior was reopened late last week in the wake of the release […]

Olson don’t care. She just posts what she wants. (Slightly NSFW)

So here’s the problem with journalism in 2016. I spend most of my week poring over public documents, reading councilors’ emails, trying to make sense of horrible government jargon, then writing […]

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