Letters to the Editor
Addressing Bill Barkley's May 13 letter — "Don't move too fast on new bridge," suggesting we're moving too quickly and that the current structure may or may not be suitable — has me applauding.
Elections matter we've been told. As Clark County voters awaken each morning to read the newspaper, they are realizing this fact.
I am in fourth grade. I think Vancouver should ban plastic bags from checkout counters. I think this because:
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.
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.
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.