Don Benton

Sen. Don Benton seeks second county director gig

Don Benton applied to lead Clark County’s Human Resources Department, a move dripping with irony given how Councilors David Madore and Tom Mielke trod on county HR policies to hand […]

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

Where in the world is Mary Benton? Benton, wife to Environmental Services Director Don Benton, claims on her website to be running a “no-negativity” campaign for Clark County council District 2, […]

Environmental Services will see a new face

Remember a few weeks ago when I wrote about the new code enforcement officer for quarries falling to the Department of Environmental Services? Turns out it will be in DES. Last we […]

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

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, a vocal Democrat and oft-seen face at […]

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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