In the July 22 story "Vancouver residents urged to water," Vancouver City Manager Eric Holmes has urged us to water our lawns because "Vancouver is in the luxurious position of having a tremendous water supply. We do not need to conserve."
When I was a noncitizen living in Chile, I was not allowed to vote. I did, however, have the opportunity to view the election process. On every ballot for every position, there was a box one could check "NOLO."
When evaluating the candidates running for the Clark County Council chair position, there is only one who brings both actual experience, and a history of effective decisions and leadership as the chairman of the Clark County Commissioners (now councilors). And that is Marc Boldt.
All species require a habitat. Humans need sunlight, air containing nitrogen and 20.9 percent oxygen, and fresh water, and thrive in 65 to 85 degree temperatures. Survival isn't possible in temperatures that cause our blood to freeze or clot, but within that range, we manage some variation.
I have seen many misstatements lately about the flag of the Confederacy. Most folks don't know the difference between the Confederate Battle flag and the Stars and Bars, nor the many flags used during the Civil War. In fact, those words in themselves are contentious: was it that, or a "War Between the States" or "The Rebellion." Abraham Lincoln refused to recognize any of these terms, for, to him, the action, in effect, was a police action.
Now, an administrative law judge has rebuked the Port of Vancouver over CEO Todd Coleman's highly inappropriate letter sent both to the governor and a decision-maker in the oil terminal proposal process.
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