April 2013 Polls

Have you, or someone you know, used an emergency food bank in the last year?

Yes. I used a food bank to help feed my family. (12.83% - 24 votes)

Yes. I had a family member go to a food bank. (4.81% - 9 votes)

Yes. I know at least one friend or neighbor who went. (21.39% - 40 votes)

No. In my circle, we're fortunate enough not to need emergency food aid. (60.96% - 114 votes)

Voting is Closed

Total Votes: 187

Voting open Mon, Apr 29, 2013 10:06 a.m. - Wed, May 29, 2013 10:06 a.m.

We're told the state Senate needs to pass funding to pay its share of the proposed CRC project or it could be years before it can be funded and built. Do you think the Senate will agree to that funding in the upcoming special session?

Yes. (21.65% - 236 votes)

No. (67.34% - 734 votes)

Too close to call. (11.01% - 120 votes)

Voting is Closed

Total Votes: 1,090

Voting open Mon, Apr 29, 2013 8:46 a.m. - Mon, May 27, 2013 6 a.m.

Where do you purchase groceries?

National supermarkets (Safeway, Albertsons, Fred Meyer). (27.54% - 65 votes)

Smaller specialty stores (New Seasons, Whole Foods, Chuck’s Produce). (14.41% - 34 votes)

Discount retailers/grocers (Walmart, Target, WinCo, Grocery Outlet). (44.92% - 106 votes)

I follow the sales. (13.14% - 31 votes)

Voting is Closed

Total Votes: 236

Voting open Sat, Apr 27, 2013 6 a.m. - Mon, May 27, 2013 6 a.m.

Who should mediate the dispute between the West Columbia Gorge Humane Society and Northwest Underwater Construction?

The city of Washougal. It's already tried to resolve the situation between the neighbors over kennel noise. (10.74% - 13 votes)

The Port of Camas-Washougal. It's the landlord to both the humane society and the construction business. (44.63% - 54 votes)

The court system. In our society, judges resolve disputes. (19.83% - 24 votes)

No one needs to step in at this time. (24.79% - 30 votes)

Voting is Closed

Total Votes: 121

Voting open Mon, Apr 22, 2013 9:58 a.m. - Wed, May 22, 2013 9:58 a.m.

What is the best way to prevent terrorism?

Education teaching that terrorism is not the answer to any problem. (16.42% - 113 votes)

Much more surveillance including video, phone taps and associations. (22.09% - 152 votes)

I wish I knew the answer. (61.48% - 423 votes)

Voting is Closed

Total Votes: 688

Voting open Mon, Apr 22, 2013 9:23 a.m. - Wed, May 22, 2013 6 a.m.

Have you participated in 5K walks or runs?

Yes, I run/walk in 5Ks regularly. (11.48% - 7 votes)

Yes, I occasionally participate in 5Ks. (29.51% - 18 votes)

Only if the event benefits a charity/cause I support. (8.20% - 5 votes)

No way. Running/walking isn't my thing. (50.82% - 31 votes)

Voting is Closed

Total Votes: 61

Voting open Sat, Apr 20, 2013 6 a.m. - Mon, May 20, 2013 6 a.m.

Now that Clark County has removed parking fees from several parks and boat launches, will you visit more often?

Yes, I'll visit Salmon Creek Park, Frenchman's Bar, Vancouver Lake and Lewisville parks more often. (37.92% - 102 votes)

Yes, I'll use the previously for-fee Daybreak Park and Haapa boat launches more often. (1.86% - 5 votes)

I'll use the parks and boat launches about the same as last year, even though they are free. (20.45% - 55 votes)

I don't often go to any of those county parks or boat launches, and I don't see that changing. (39.78% - 107 votes)

Voting is Closed

Total Votes: 269

Voting open Mon, Apr 15, 2013 9:34 a.m. - Wed, May 15, 2013 9:34 a.m.

For those who are regularly using our web site, do you also regularly read the print edition?

Yes. (28.91% - 318 votes)

No. (71.09% - 782 votes)

Voting is Closed

Total Votes: 1,100

Voting open Mon, Apr 15, 2013 8:26 a.m. - Mon, May 13, 2013 6 a.m.

How has ovarian cancer impacted your life?

I'm an ovarian cancer survivor. (20.51% - 16 votes)

I have family members/friends who've had ovarian cancer. (38.46% - 30 votes)

Fortunately, it hasn't impacted my life. (41.03% - 32 votes)

Voting is Closed

Total Votes: 78

Voting open Sat, Apr 13, 2013 6 a.m. - Mon, May 13, 2013 6 a.m.

Have you ever served on a jury?

Yes, and it was interesting. I enjoyed it. (27.23% - 61 votes)

Yes, but jury service was tough. I hope I don't get called again. (10.71% - 24 votes)

I've been summoned, but never made it to the jury box. (43.75% - 98 votes)

Nope. I've never been called. (18.30% - 41 votes)

Voting is Closed

Total Votes: 224

Voting open Mon, Apr 8, 2013 10:03 a.m. - Wed, May 8, 2013 10:03 a.m.

Have you ever called in sick to watch or attend a sporting event, or for some reason other than being sick?

Yes. (31.20% - 293 votes)

No. (60.06% - 564 votes)

I'd like to plead the 5th. (8.73% - 82 votes)

Voting is Closed

Total Votes: 939

Voting open Mon, Apr 8, 2013 9:27 a.m. - Mon, May 13, 2013 6 a.m.

Have you come across ticks in Southwest Washington?

Yes, I've been bitten while hiking, camping and/or hunting. (5.38% - 5 votes)

Yes, but I've avoided tick bites. (20.43% - 19 votes)

Only on my dog. (20.43% - 19 votes)

We have ticks in Southwest Washington? (53.76% - 50 votes)

Voting is Closed

Total Votes: 93

Voting open Sat, Apr 6, 2013 6 a.m. - Mon, May 6, 2013 6 a.m.

Should the county waive fees charged to commercial real estate developers?

Yes. Charging fees to developers discourages job-creators from bringing their projects to Clark County. (5.98% - 11 votes)

No. Developers should bear the cost of providing streets, utilities and services, not the taxpayers as a whole. (86.41% - 159 votes)

I'm not sure about this. (7.61% - 14 votes)

Voting is Closed

Total Votes: 184

Voting open Tue, Apr 2, 2013 4:36 p.m. - Thu, May 2, 2013 4:36 p.m.

A Columbian story discussed prevailing wage which usually drives the cost of public projects up. I'm thinking:

It's worth the extra cost because the quality of work is usually higher, plus it's good for the economy. (25.83% - 209 votes)

It isn't worth the extra cost because it's more money out of the taxpayers' pockets. (69.59% - 563 votes)

No opinion at this time. (4.57% - 37 votes)

Voting is Closed

Total Votes: 809

Voting open Mon, Apr 1, 2013 3:17 p.m. - Mon, Apr 29, 2013 6 a.m.