Anger. Embarrassment. Incredulity. "What were they thinking?" These are the responses of many since County Commissioners David Madore and Tom Mielke appointed state Senator Don Benton as Clark County's director of environmental services.
My thanks to former Vancouver Mayor Royce Pollard for lending his name to support efforts to recall Clark County Commissioners David Madore and Tom Mielke. All one has to do is know what Esther Short Park looked like before and after Pollard served as Vancouver mayor — and to see all the wonderful bike lanes around Vancouver — to know what a great job he did as mayor.
Wow, I am impressed with the ability of The Columbian to continue its open vendetta against Don Benton by the skillful use of his recent appointment by the Clark County Commission to maintain a major front-page brouhaha.
Many people think that background checks are a waste of time. But background checks are one of the big reasons people with mental disabilities do not receive automatic weapons.
My wife and I were very alarmed to see the gross graffiti "art" on the former home of the ARC of Clark County. This is near the junction of Fourth Plain Boulevard and the I-205 overpass. I just talked to an official at the desk at ARC. She knew of this and reflected the feelings of the group: "It's awful." She realizes the great expense of getting these markings covered.
As summer draws near, I am writing to advocate on behalf of children.
Gray wolves' return from brink of extinction proves value of protective act
While it has long been a bit of a political football, the endangered species list serves a vital purpose and has authored many a success story.
Brenda Heist wanted to run away from life. Naturally, she went to Key West, Fla.
Don't move too fast on new bridge
Benton's qualifications are suspect
Benton was hired; get over it
It's time for a public debate
Peace shattered in Washougal