This is a very good thing. It will bring jobs and tourists and, frankly, a little gambling entertainment to residents around here. (47.82% - 714 votes)
This is a very bad thing. It will only bring low wage jobs, more crime and create gambling addictions no one can afford. (33.82% - 505 votes)
The best bet is to wait and see before passing judgment on something like this. (18.35% - 274 votes)
Total Votes: 1,493
Voting open Tue, Dec 28, 2010 9:50 a.m. - Fri, Jan 28, 2011 9:50 a.m.
The panel's right. Sea lions are smart; they'll learn not to congregate near the dam if they see other sea lions are being killed. (52.11% - 99 votes)
The current policy of live trapping and humanely euthanizing the sea lions should be continued. (16.84% - 32 votes)
The government should leave the sea lions alone. If too many fish are being killed, ban human fishing instead. (31.05% - 59 votes)
Total Votes: 190
Voting open Mon, Dec 27, 2010 10:06 a.m. - Thu, Jan 27, 2011 10:15 a.m.
Bethany Storro, who first claimed an unknown woman threw acid in her face then later revealed she had done it to herself. (27.04% - 205 votes)
After years of wrangling a federal agency finally gave the go-ahead for the Cowlitz Tribe to build a megacasino near La Center. (24.01% - 182 votes)
Clark County residents struggled more than many with the economic recession. (39.45% - 299 votes)
Republican Jaime Herrera Beutler is elected to Congress after a hard-fought race with Democrat Denny Heck. (9.50% - 72 votes)
Total Votes: 758
Voting open Fri, Dec 24, 2010 11:22 a.m. - Sat, Jan 15, 2011 11:22 a.m.
There's always a good explanation for this stuff. In this case the federal government pumped taxpayer stimulus money into jobs and those jobs just happened to be mostly public jobs. (21.48% - 61 votes)
How many more reports and studies do we need before the government admits that private workers aren't being treated fairly compared to governmental workers. (69.72% - 198 votes)
Hey, the new year is coming and I bet the government will fix all of this in 2011! (8.80% - 25 votes)
Total Votes: 284
Voting open Wed, Dec 22, 2010 8:47 a.m. - Wed, Jan 12, 2011 8:47 a.m.
Buying snow tires and/or tire chains. (13.75% - 11 votes)
Stocking up on emergency supplies in case I am stuck at home. (50.00% - 40 votes)
Booking one of those nonstop flights from PDX to Hawaii. (36.25% - 29 votes)
Total Votes: 80
Voting open Mon, Dec 20, 2010 10:01 a.m. - Thu, Jan 20, 2011 10:01 a.m.
She's right. State workers have given plenty to help the state's budget problem. It's time to look elsewhere. (31.17% - 279 votes)
3 percent? Not really a pay decrease, just more furlough time off. Plus their benefits and pensions are still way too rich compared to private workers. They need to sacrifice more! (60.78% - 544 votes)
Can't we all just get along? (8.04% - 72 votes)
Total Votes: 895
Voting open Fri, Dec 17, 2010 2:47 p.m. - Mon, Jan 17, 2011 2:47 p.m.
Yes. The current proposed design is ugly, unwieldly and too costly. (46.92% - 99 votes)
No. Considering new ideas this far along in the plannning process would delay the project and drive up its cost. (17.54% - 37 votes)
No. We should scrap the whole idea of a new I-5 bridge and keep what we have. (35.55% - 75 votes)
Total Votes: 211
Voting open Mon, Dec 13, 2010 10:24 a.m. - Thu, Jan 13, 2011 10:24 a.m.
Yes, enrollment and tuition have increased there and the faculty should get a share of the money. (17.22% - 151 votes)
No, colleges expenses are much more complicated than just enrollment and tuition and everyone needs to share in the economic pain. (37.29% - 327 votes)
Hey, if there's extra money out there, reduce tuition rather than give it to the faculty. (45.50% - 399 votes)
Total Votes: 877
Voting open Mon, Dec 13, 2010 10:21 a.m. - Thu, Jan 13, 2011 10:21 a.m.
Critical services such as public health shouldn't have been cut. Commissioners rightly enacted the optional 1 percent property tax increase. (40.87% - 47 votes)
Commissioners should have held the line on raising taxes, even if it cut some health services. (33.04% - 38 votes)
The county's budget should be further reduced, even if it means layoffs of public health nurses and sheriff's deputies. (26.09% - 30 votes)
Total Votes: 115
Voting open Mon, Dec 6, 2010 2:23 p.m. - Mon, Dec 20, 2010 2:26 p.m.