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rlegendre

Ray, is the Columbian going to report on the latest Jon Russell scandal, Mrs. Russell's confession, or not? I do think this kind of things needs the press to get it out into the open. This should be considered a public service item.

Mike Briggs
Washougal

August 20, 2011 at 11:58 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

rlegendre

Ray, I tried to reach you on the phone but was forever busy. I just wanted to personally congratulate you on your Sunday Aug. 14 article, "Washougal Officials Take Sides In Election". Excellent piece. I think you correctly portrayed the problem that Washougal is now going through with its Council. I think by exposing this mess to the pubic's eye may very well be the first step in getting this community back on its feet. Thanks again.

Mike Briggs
Washougal

August 14, 2011 at 1:48 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Cash Frackiewicz of Vancouver organized the demonstration, saying it is bad owners, not a bad breed

Cash, I enjoyed the article about pit bulls and your healthy and loving involvement.

My son Adam is moving to Idaho with his family very soon. They need to find a temporary foster home for their beloved family pet, Bessie. She is (approx) a 4 year old female pit bull mix and a very good dog. They just need time to get settled, pack up their belongings, ship, travel time, etc. They do have a planned home for Bessie in Idaho but need around 30 days time for Bessie to live another place.

Are there any kind of resources out there for a good dog like Bessie?

I would deeply appreciate any help you might offer.

Thank you.

Mike Briggs
Washougal

June 9, 2011 at 12:39 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Two rescued after hours on Vancouver Lake

I agree in sentiment with mr_r. While on the face of this story.... it may seem odd but I have been lost before hunting. And I was in an area I "thought" I knew as well as most any place. Things happen, you become disoriented, it is dark, and suddenly- you really don't know where you are.

I was glad to hear no one was hurt and will only suffer a little humility for awhile.

Mike Briggs
Washougal

May 31, 2011 at 12:38 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

What follows Phillips?

I do not know if further attacks on the ex-mayor of Camas, Paul Dennis, will prove fruitful. I do believe thoughtful and insightful discussion regarding any person in East County's headlights is good but to overdue it may to do more harm than good. Now that he has been selected by the Port to head up the Marketing arm of CWEDA, and if he is finally confirmed and accepted, I think it better, at this point anyway, to accept the Port's recommendation and let Paul and his experienced company do their thing and help to promote East Clark County.

Any more negative rhetoric may come off as sour apples. However if a commenter has some new enlightening information, positive or negative, I would think it appropriate to write this.

Mike Briggs
Washougal

May 30, 2011 at 8:51 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

What follows Phillips?

777driver, you will probably get farther on this blog if you write more of substance to entice the reader than to knock other commentators. That is very old-school bloggery. Why do you think the Columbian is going to Facebook for login?

You write as if you might have some intelligence. Use it for your stories and not as attacks. You'll get farther (and will not bore us further).

Thank you.

Mike Briggs
Washougal

May 30, 2011 at 7:25 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

What follows Phillips?

This was a very interesting article and a story that need's telling.

I like the fact that different areas of Clark County are now looking at setting up their own separate but identifiable economic development associations. Clark county has long been set up quite divided in its locales and communities and I do think it a natural evolution to go this route. However I also think when these separate associations become a reality, mature and hopefully prosper that they will also consider finding some way to combine to give Clark County the wallop it could surely use when competing for business and notoriety against such competitors as Portland, Los Angels and Seattle.

Mike Briggs
Washougal

May 29, 2011 at 10:37 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

You don't have to like us to "like" us

Aha! Now you, the reporters of the Columbian, are actually to be "known" to us too. Delightful. I expect to follow all of you. I think this move to Facebook will be a good thing for the Columbian and its readers.

Mike Briggs
Washougal

May 29, 2011 at 9:44 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Changes are coming to comments on Columbian.com

Marissa, Libby, and Matt- I have always used my real name when commenting on the Columbian's online blog as well as any other periodical. I've never really encountered anything menacing from this. Of course, the people who do choose to use aliases, from time to time, do obviously feel much more brave and brazen, and thus come out with some pretty mean spirited and cranky rancor but I usually just "consider the source". If I am afraid or cautious of using my own name on a comment perhaps I should not be writing it on a public forum.

I support the Columbian's move and I think it a good idea. I do believe it will free up more comments from different people. As for the really cranky ones out there, normally what you have to say is not that important. If you feel you must be so negative, mean spirited, and in the attack-mode, merely to get your point across- I feel it is too biased anyway. I will not miss you.

Mike Briggs
Washougal

May 29, 2011 at 9:29 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Concern over access for all dissent

@Timujin, how many aliases does Facebook allow? They hold strict standards for this. So, someone in Facebook with an alias can only write under that one alias name in the Columbian. Period. And how many people are really going to go with an alias on Facebook? Not many. No, I think the Columbian requiring a blogger account to be tagged to Facebook will work well. They are tagging onto the high standards that Facebook maintains. It is an easy way for the Columbian to get a handle on the growing practice of multiple aliases on their blog and it is also a way to keep the abusive language, hostile comments, and attacks to a minimum. I think it will be quite effective.

And Timujin, I believe you are quite wrong about your interpretation of our First Amendment. Freedom of Speech is for anyone and everyone in the United States as long as you are a citizen. It is not limited whatsoever between a citizen and its government. And yes sir, it can be used to protect a citizen against the Columbian, the garbage company, Proctor and Gamble, the Post Office, etc. 'Anyone and everyone.

Mike Briggs
Washougal

May 28, 2011 at 5:36 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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