April 2011 Polls

Is your dog licensed?

Yes. Licensing pets is part of the responsibility of being a good pet owner and citiizen. (35.86% - 104 votes)

No, but I realize I should do it. Maybe the new higher fines for keeping an unlicensed dog will motivate me. (8.28% - 24 votes)

No. The government has no right to extort money from dog owners. (27.24% - 79 votes)

I don't own a dog. (28.62% - 83 votes)

Total Votes: 290

Voting open Mon, Apr 25, 2011 8:46 a.m. - Wed, May 25, 2011 8:46 a.m.

Did former Vancouver State Rep. Jim Jacks do the right thing by going public on why he suddenly resigned from office?

Yes. Not only did he have an obligation to do so, most members of the community will rally behind him now. (59.54% - 624 votes)

No. As soon as he left office he was a private citizen and had no obligation to tell the community anything. (32.06% - 336 votes)

No opinion at this time. (8.40% - 88 votes)

Total Votes: 1,048

Voting open Mon, Apr 25, 2011 8:41 a.m. - Wed, May 25, 2011 8:41 a.m.

If you weren't living where you live now, where would you like to live?

Florida. (10.86% - 148 votes)

California. (16.58% - 226 votes)

Anywhere but where I live now. (19.30% - 263 votes)

Sorry, where I live now is the best place. (53.26% - 726 votes)

Total Votes: 1,363

Voting open Tue, Apr 19, 2011 12:52 p.m. - Thu, May 19, 2011 12:52 p.m.

The Forest Service is seeking a vendor to reopen the Coldwater Ridge Visitors Center near Mount St. Helens. I'm thinking:

The center should be used as a volcano-themed restaurant and gift shop for day visitors. (36.26% - 62 votes)

To be successful, there needs to be some kind of overnight lodging added at Coldwater or nearby. (43.86% - 75 votes)

Maybe it could become Washington's first medical marijuana demonstration garden and pot cafe. (19.88% - 34 votes)

Total Votes: 171

Voting open Mon, Apr 18, 2011 10:20 a.m. - Wed, May 18, 2011 10:20 a.m.

The city’s sickly Old Apple Tree is about 185 years old. I’m thinking…

Put away the tree surgeon's chisel and take out the ax. Time to cut it down. (22.64% - 48 votes)

Grafting should continue. It’s important to preserve this piece of history. (63.68% - 135 votes)

Let it live for now but plan on it being the first fuel for the county’s planned biomass plant. (13.68% - 29 votes)

Total Votes: 212

Voting open Tue, Apr 12, 2011 5:23 p.m. - Thu, May 12, 2011 5:23 p.m.

What's one of the biggest budget problems with our state and local governments?

Too many tax breaks to too many businesses and people. (25.91% - 543 votes)

Too much cost in governmental workers salaries, benefits and pensions. (40.31% - 845 votes)

Both. (22.33% - 468 votes)

Something else. (11.45% - 240 votes)

Total Votes: 2,096

Voting open Tue, Apr 12, 2011 4:57 p.m. - Thu, May 12, 2011 4:58 p.m.

Should the city spend $3 million to upgrade its planning and public works software?

Yes. City officials say the new software will make government workers more efficient, and it will be easier for the public to track and obtain building permits. (20.79% - 21 votes)

No. The city is in a budget crunch and should have to make due with its current software. (70.30% - 71 votes)

What right does the city have to regulate building and planning anyway? (8.91% - 9 votes)

Total Votes: 101

Voting open Mon, Apr 11, 2011 10:33 a.m. - Wed, May 11, 2011 10:33 a.m.

Bethany Storro, the woman who threw acid in her face but claimed an unidentified woman did it to her was sentenced after pleading guilty and received no jail time. I'm thinking:

She's a troubled person and medical care not jail time is what is appropriate here. (62.21% - 736 votes)

After deceiving the community like she did, some jail time would have been appropriate. (34.32% - 406 votes)

No opinion at this time. (3.47% - 41 votes)

Total Votes: 1,183

Voting open Fri, Apr 8, 2011 4:37 p.m. - Sun, May 8, 2011 4:38 p.m.

Should the federal government support Planned Parenthood?

Yes. Planned Parenthood provides important services to women who otherwise would do without. (21.12% - 286 votes)

No. The government shouldn't be involved in such personal matters. (28.95% - 392 votes)

No. Much of what Planned Parenthood does, such as providing abortion services, is morally wrong, and the government shouldn't fund any of it. (49.93% - 676 votes)

Total Votes: 1,354

Voting open Thu, Apr 7, 2011 10:03 p.m. - Wed, Apr 27, 2011 10:03 p.m.

Now TriMet is trying classical music to deter crime at MAX stations. I'm thinking:

Good idea. It's a low-cost solution that also adds a little class to the light rail system. (37.85% - 67 votes)

Crime and MAX go together like peanut butter and jelly. If TriMet really wants to deter crime, they should hire more cops. (44.63% - 79 votes)

Here's another reason to avoid going to Portland. (17.51% - 31 votes)

Total Votes: 177

Voting open Mon, Apr 4, 2011 1:47 p.m. - Wed, May 4, 2011 1:47 p.m.

Unions are expected to rally in Olympia soon to demonstrate against more cuts to the budget. I'm thinking...

They're absolutely right. Enough is enough. Find some additional revenue sources. (33.63% - 345 votes)

The state hasn't found enough cuts yet. We need to cut deeper into what we spend in order to get the budget under control. (61.50% - 631 votes)

No opinion at this time. (4.87% - 50 votes)

Total Votes: 1,026

Voting open Mon, Apr 4, 2011 9:11 a.m. - Wed, May 4, 2011 9:11 a.m.