Pick your top 10 stories of 2013



What a newsy year for Clark County.

The Columbia River Crossing project came to an end, at least for now. County government became embroiled in controversy after commissioners hired state Sen. Don Benton to head up environmental services. Same-sex marriages picked up steam after voters legalized it the previous general election. State officials also have been busily working on legalizing the production and sale of marijuana. Crestline Elementary burned to the ground at the beginning of the year and much, much more.

It is not going to be easy to choose the top local stories of 2013, but try we must.

Every year The Columbian’s news staff selects the top local news stories of the year. This year, our retrospective looking at these stories will be published Sunday, Dec. 29.

Already our reporters and editors have culled nearly two dozen nominees to select the 10 finalists. As in the past, though, we’d also like our readers to choose their top 10 stories of the year by completing a survey on our website.

If you have another suggestion for a top story, please enter it in the comments box. Of course, it’s possible the biggest story of the year hasn’t happened yet. But that’s the news business.

Please take the survey only one time, and do so before Friday, Dec. 20.

Thank you in advance for your participation.