The race for Washougal City Council position 4 pits an incumbent endorsed by liberal-leaning groups, including labor unions, environmentalists and local district Democrats, against a self-described conservative who's on the city's planning commission. But both candidates agree that civility and cooperation on the council are crucial.
Few people could love their job more than Clinton Cotton, an employee of the New Seasons Market at Fisher's Landing, loves his. And few could receive as much love back in return from fellow employees and customers who enjoy the charming man his father calls a "human magnet" who exudes joy everywhere he goes.
The six employees of the Red Lion Hotel Vancouver at the Quay who gathered last week to discuss the impending closure of the hotel-restaurant complex have served generations of local and out-of-town guests. The restaurant and bar once served as Vancouver's premiere window on the Columbia River, before it slid into a long, irreversible decline.