Stories by Lou
Nada. OK, that's the answer, but I should let you know the question for those not following the magical mayhem tour the M&M boys are on over at the county building.
On Monday, the special legislative session will be in session and — wait!
With apologies to Quiet Riot:
Five months ago — before County Commissioner David Madore took his newly won seat — I wrote a column suggesting the smooth sailing was over:
Discovery TV is running a documentary, "All the President's Men," which -- as most of us know -- is that Watergate thing.
On Tuesday we will be releasing all the information related to the scientific poll The Columbian had commissioned on the controversial Columbia River Crossing.
The founder of USA Today, Al Neuharth, was a rainmaker.
How did government get in the mess it's in? I was trying to figure it out when I thought of Stephen Covey and his view of the emotional bank account.
The signs — if you look close enough — are everywhere.
Good morning, class. I'm Professor Brancaccio, and we're trying something a little new this semester. It's a course titled: "What's up with that?"
We lost a good friend and former Columbian colleague last week when Kathie Durbin died after a long battle with cancer. She was 68.
When Vancouver Mayor Tim Leavitt walks into a room, you know he's there. He's a handsome young chap with an easy smile and a structure fit from hours in the gym.
In a wide ranging interview, State Rep. Jim Moeller discusses how he feels the Washington State Legislative session will turn out.
When the baby was first born, it — well, let's see how to say this — didn't quite fit the definition of beautiful.
In a wide ranging interview with State Rep. Jim Moeller, he discusses prevailing wage. Prevailing wage essentially requires paying for governmental projects with prevailing wages.
In a wide ranging interview with State Rep. Jim Moeller, he discusses binding arbitration.
In a wide ranging interview with State Rep. Jim Moeller, he discusses Clark County's favorite topic, the CRC or Columbia River Crossing.
In a wide-ranging interview with State Rep. Jim Moeller, he discusses how elected officials sometimes have to vote one way, even if they believe a majority of residents might have a different view. In part, this is because elected officials have to lead as well as represent, he said.
I was hanging in the newsroom (what, you thought I should be sipping a cup of joe at Latte Da?) when we started yacking about this sequester thing.
I was one of the worst offenders.
In part six, the last part of a wide ranging video interview with newly elected Clark County Commissioner David Madore, he speaks his decision to bring a personal assistant in to help him. He is paying the assistant out of his own pocket but it created an initial stir because it had not been done before.
Clark County Commissioner David Madore speaks about ways the county can save money.
In part four of a wide ranging video interview with newly elected Clark County Commissioner David Madore, he speaks about the number of public information officers the county employs.
I've got two caffè compagni out there who couldn't be more different.
In part three of a wide ranging video interview with newly elected Clark County Commissioner David Madore, he speaks on how public employees are compensated relative to private employees. He speaks about the C-Tran contract.
In part two of a wide-ranging video interview with newly elected Clark County Commissioner David Madore, he grades himself out on how he has done in the first month or so in office.
In a wide ranging video interview with newly elected Clark County Commissioner David Madore, he speaks about Thursday's expected announcement by Vancouver Mayor Tim Leavitt's to run for re-election.
Good morning, class. Professor Brancaccio is back again. Thanks so much for signing up for "How to Answer the Difficult Questions if You're a Politician."
Far be it from me to air my political friends' dirty laundry, but … come on, man.
Welcome to the Fairness 101 class, students. My name is Professor Brancaccio.
Hey, I've got something to add to death and taxes.
Received this email from a reader a few days ago:
Let's get right to it. Will he, or won't he?
Dear Phil, Happy New Year, Mr. Knight! Hope all is well on your side of the river.
"Fasten your seat belts, it's going to be a bumpy night." — Bette Davis, "All About Eve"
There are good blogs and bad blogs. And then there is The Vancouver Side.
News from around the newsroom:
Come on guys, let's be honest. It's a gimmick.
Hey, you all have a great Thanksgiving? Hope so. So, what are we thankful for?
Rain during the fall and winter months in Vancouver is the norm. Such was the case when it rained early Wednesday morning. But what isn't normal in these parts is for the sky to break blue after the rain. Like it did. What's going on? Is it a sign of something?
Good people. Period. That's what you'll always find at the Fort Vancouver Regional Library Foundation's Authors & Illustrators Dinner and Silent Auction.
A few post-election observations:
Here's a short, behind the scenes look at a Columbian election planning meeting that we held a few days ago.
Places often fascinate me. I was thinking about this when I was looking at the 49th Legislative District in Vancouver.
Good morning, class. I'm Professor Brancaccio. Welcome to City Revenue 101.
Sunrise broke beautiful over the Salmon Creek neighborhood Thursday. How was your morning?
Yo, all you Electoral College supporters: Huh?
You know all that stuff you hear about how your vote counts? It's a lie.
U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell told the Columbian Editorial Board Thursday she felt President Obama "did well" in the debate against Mitt Romney.
We came across this gathering at Pioneer Square on Sunday morning in downtown Portland.