Don Benton

Sen. Don Benton seeks second county director gig

[caption id="attachment_6368" align="alignleft" width="406"] Could Sen. Don Benton, pictured here on his first day of work at the county in 2013, be on his way back? Only time will tell.[/caption] Don […]

Revising the history of the Benton hire

Councilor David Madore has spent a great deal of time in recent weeks at attempting to revise the history surrounding the now infamous hiring of Don Benton to lead the […]

Madore’s verbal attack on Columbian reporter Here is Councilor David Madore’s verbal attack at me during Tuesday’s Clark County Council meeting, where the council was discussing ratifying clean water fees. I received a lot of messages […]

Mrs. Benton nowhere to be found

[caption id="attachment_5490" align="alignright" width="224"] Mary Benton, courtesy of her Facebook page[/caption] Where in the world is Mary Benton? Benton, wife to Environmental Services Director Don Benton, claims on her website to be […]

Environmental Services will see a new face

[caption id="attachment_5480" align="alignright" width="348"] The Yacolt Mountain Quarry as seen from above in 2008. (Handout)[/caption] Remember a few weeks ago when I wrote about the new code enforcement officer for quarries […]

Benton weighs in on Benton

I have a thousand questions for and about Mary Benton after she announced her candidacy for the Clark County council District 2 seat, none of which have been answered. Benton, who […]

In defense of Don Benton

[caption id="attachment_1453" align="alignleft" width="300"] Sen. Don Benton, R-Vancouver[/caption] I’ve never seen Councilor David Madore lose his cool, but he seemed to come dangerously close to it at Tuesday’s council meeting. Lee Jensen, […]

City declines Benton’s offer to include his photo in garbage bills

Those little slips of paper you toss (into your recycling bin) when you open your garbage and recycling bill? You'll never look at them the same way again, once you […]

So long, farewell

That’s right. I’m leaving The Columbian, date certain next Wednesday. And while I’m not keen on navel-gazing valedictions — the kind that come with sweeping pronouncements of lessons learned, wisdom […]

Benton’s press release not standard protocol

A press release issued by the Clark County Department of Environmental Services touting Director Don Benton’s accomplishments circumvented the county’s public information office's standard protocol. Benton also serves as a Republican […]

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