I try to walk my dog at least twice weekly in Hockinson Regional Park. There are many excellent ball fields in this public park. We often walk on the path, which includes a paved section past some excellent ball fields.
Regarding Ruth Marcus' April 29 column "Get discussion of transgender, restrooms out of gutter," how very civilized we are -- or are we? Certainly, if such is defined by a quest to equalize the unequal, we shine as a beacon to blinding degree.
I might agree with Christian Berrigan, state committeeman for the Clark County Republican Party, if the last portion of his Facebook post stating "letting (the councilors) know as a matter of common sense that if they keep behaving like this, at some point it will continue to escalate" was directed to Clark County Councilor David Madore. Berrigan might want to read the May 1 column "Grace is gone; is there any hope of getting her back?" by Greg Jayne, especially the last two paragraphs.
Port of Vancouver Commissioner Jerry Oliver would stifle public comment on the oil terminal, as reported in the May 1 editorial "Port: Let the public speak." Why? The reasons for this project are evaporating.
This ongoing argument and wild accusations of collusion, corruption and illegal favoritism leveled by Clark County Councilor David Madore over awarding the contract to The Columbian to publish legal notices is about the silliest one yet.
What a fantastic story April 26, “Woodland teacher wins James Madison fellowship,” concerning the history teacher at Woodland High School, Katie Klaus. Congratulations to Klaus. She sounds like the ideal teacher.
I experienced a bit of schadenfreude when I read of the latest regarding David Madore in the April 29 story "Planning director files lawsuit against Clark County." I'm no lawyer, but it seems if Community Planning Director Oliver Orjiako's allegations are true, then "Mr. Transparency" just might be guilty of violating RCW 40.16.010, which is a law prohibiting "injury to the public record."
The April 28 story reported "Clark PUD opposes carbon tax plan: Initiative 732 wouldn't reduce emissions, would cost utility and its customers millions, commissioner says." Clark Public Utilities is right. The pollution-focused Initiative 732, which would create a state carbon tax, would by its very nature cause electric utility rates to go up. Correcting and lowering emission percentages would cost a great deal of money. If no corrections, the state would tax the PUD. Either way, electric rates would go up to cover these costs.
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