Columbian Live Chats
Join us for a live chat at 11 am, Tuesday, April 16 with reporters Aaron Corvin and Eric Florip about "The Big Divide," a three-part series published April 14 through today in The Columbian.
Replay previous live chats on Columbian.com
March 11, 2013, Camas woman Laina Harris talked with health reporter Marissa Harshman and readers in this chat about her struggle to lose weight. Harshman is chronicling Harris' journey in an ongoing series.
Feb. 26, 2013, officials from the Port of Vancouver talked with us in a live chat about the port’s plans to generate more jobs and attract trade and industry for Clark County. Port Executive Director Todd Coleman and Commissioner Jerry Oliver joined reporter Aaron Corvin shortly after the port's annual forum aired live on CVTV.
Feb 7, 2013, we live blogged and hosted a chat during a public forum on Initiative 502, which legalized the recreational use of marijuana for adults in Washington. The forum was hosted by the state Liquor Control Board, the agency charged with setting policy on the new law.
Jan 29, 2013, officials from several school districts participated in a chat on their districts' levies on the Feb. 12 ballot.
Nov 6, 2012, Readers talked in this chat about the results of the 2012 general election as they roll in on election night.
Oct 16, 2012, Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Camas, discussed several political issues in her race against Democratic challenger Jon Haugen.
Oct 15, 2012, Jon Haugen, Democratic challenger for the 3rd U.S. Congressional District, discussed his several political issues in his race against Republican incumbent Jaime Herrera Beutler.
Oct 11, 2012, readers joined local officials to discuss C-Tran's Proposition 1, a ballot measure that would increase sales tax to pay for light rail operations in Vancouver. Chat panelists included former Vancouver Mayor Royce Pollard, Kelly Parker, president of the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce and C-Tran spokesman Scott Patterson.
Oct 5, Oct 2012, County Commissioner District 2 candidates Marc Boldt, the Republican incumbent, and Republican challenger David Madore talked about the race and campaign issues.
Oct 4, 2012, County Commissioner District 1 candidates Tom Mielke, the Republican incumbent, and Democratic challenger Joe Tanner talked about the race and issues in the campaign.
May 24, 2012, Regional transportation officials discussed area road construction projects in progress as well as others slated to begin in the summer or fall.
May 11, 2012, Vancouver-Clark Parks and Recreation director Pete Mayer chatted about the challenges the department faces, this fall's levy, and what activities it offers.
May 4, 2012, Personal trainer Sherri McMillan talked about how to eat right and stay fit.
April 27, 2012, The Columbian's web team talked about changes to the site and sought feedback from readers.
April 20, 2012, The Humane Society for Southwest Washington joined us to talk about pet care and pet adoption.
April 13, 2012, faculty from Washington State University Vancouver joined us to talk about how the local economy has impacted our lives.
April 6, 2012, Mayor Tim Leavitt discussed the controversial the myriad facets of the Columbia River Crossing project and the recent decision by the Parks and Recreation department to close the Sensory Camp.
March 30, 2012, Representatives from local art galleries joined Columbian.com site users to discuss First Friday, upcoming exhibits, and more.March 23, 2012, Ridgefield Mayor Ron Onslow chatted about the North Clark County town's plans for economic development, among other topics.
March 16, 2012, Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Southwest Washington, Vancouver-based Second Step Housing American Red Cross of Southwest Washington on volunteering and upcoming events.
March 9, 2012, Columbian Editor Lou Brancaccio on local issues and The Columbian's editorial practices.
March 2, Brighton West, Vancouvria director on the YouTube spoof of Portlandia.
Dec. 9, 2011, Bonneville Power Administration on a proposed transmission line through Clark and Cowlitz Counties.
Oct. 26, 2011, Bart Hansen, Vancouver City Council candidate before the 2011 council election.
Oct. 25, 2011 Larry Smith and Cory Barnes, Vancouver City Council candidates for position No. 5.
Oct. 24, 2011, Anne McEnerny-Ogle , Vancouver City Council candidate.
Oct. 11, 2011, Dr. Larry Kuhl, Delta Dental/ Washington Dental Service on oral health month.
May 27, 2011, Rep. Sharon Wylie on replacing Jim Jacks in the Washington Legislature.
March 18, 2011, Vancouver Mayor Tim Leavitt .