The Clark County commissioners' hiring of Sen. Don Benton as the county's environmental services director evokes charges of hypocrisy, abuse and cronyism. None are worthy of belief.
Every person has inherent worth and dignity. Every action of every person, no matter how misguided, is undertaken in the effort to fulfill a legitimate human need.
Legislators should extend deadline for projects such as Library Square
Recommended reading for legislators as they move deeper into their special session would be Engrossed Second Substitute House Bill 1306. Admittedly not the most captivating title, but the document offers great benefits to several cities including Vancouver.
Everyone knows that if Gov. Jay Inslee really wanted the state Legislature to finish its work quickly — especially passing a two-year budget that boosts funding for public education — he should have brought them back into special session immediately.
How many times do any of us get to experience the same historic event twice in a lifetime? I did recently during the re-debut of steam locomotive No. 10 that is owned and operated by the Chelatchie Prairie Railroad.
I recently got my yearly Washington vehicle registration, with no emission test this time. It shows I've been checked out.
If you have only two bridges going across the great Columbia River and you take one down and build a new one, you'll still have only two bridges crossing the river.
Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber says "no light rail, no bridge." Good. He finally got it.
I join the chorus of voices raised against the decision to bypass the county's hiring process and retain Sen. Don Benton as environmental services director. The decision, however, is not surprising.
What's with all the fuss over the Clark County commissioners selecting an elected political "crony" to head the environmental department? Where was the outrage back in February when Gov. Jay Inslee appointed Lynn Peterson to head the state Transportation Department?
How shameful. Blatant cronyism. Tom Mielke, David Madore, Don Benton.
Legislators already are talking about a second bonus time
This week in Washington, legislators are pinching pennies and educators are licking chops. About the only budget idea upon which state senators and representatives agree is that public education must receive more funding.
If you are driving and suddenly see a ball come bouncing out into the street, you might want to put your foot on the brake pedal, because a small child may come running out into the street.