Stephanie Rice

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But who's the daddy?

DebbiePeterson - If you look at today's Columbian, you will see the main story, plus a second bridge-related story, on the front page. Yesterday there was a live blog from the news conference, as well as a news story, on the website. The blog and stories are still on the website.

April 26, 2011 at 3:40 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Update: Teenage shooting suspect will be tried as juvenile

Mohamarghadafi: Yes, he will be released when he's 21. (If convicted and given the maximum sentence in the juvenile system.)

April 25, 2011 at 2:16 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

For local runner, Boston is a marathoner's dream

1665usaf: Melissa Johnson's official time (3 hours, 34 minutes) was duly noted in 2009, when The Columbian published the list of local runners who completed the Boston Marathon.

April 22, 2011 at 4:29 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lose there, Work here

Kellerdean: While I mentioned that Swanson has a law degree, it was not a requirement of the job. The commissioners and other county staff will continue to receive legal advice from deputy prosecutors in the civil division of the prosecuting attorney's office, which is headed by an elected official (Tony Golik).

April 5, 2011 at 10:20 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Advisory vote smackdown!

Thanks Lew. And thanks for being a loyal reader of our blog.

April 1, 2011 at 3 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Seven show interest in seat vacated by Jacks

Craig_Sayre: Here's the first sentence from the first Richard Curtis story:

*"State Rep. Richard Curtis, R-La Center, caught in a statewide media frenzy over an ongoing extortion investigation in Spokane, said Monday he did nothing wrong."*

Curtis was inundated with phone calls after the news broke in Spokane. He told The Columbian he didn't have sex with a prostitute and had done nothing wrong. The story had been reported in Spokane; this was Curtis telling his side.

And sorry Lew, I didn't know you were counting columns and editorials.

No doubt the Curtis story was a big deal, complete with police reports.

Which, getting back to the Jacks case, we don't have. I repeat, if anything credible does come out, then The Columbian will report it.

March 28, 2011 at 5:38 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Seven show interest in seat vacated by Jacks


The Richard Curtis case was a completely different set of circumstances. (And there were not 14 articles in five days, at least not all from The Columbian.) Curtis was first named by the Spokesman-Review as the victim in an alleged extortion attempt by a male prostitute. Curtis spent the next few days denying he'd paid for sex. Then a police report was released, saying Curtis admitted he'd paid for sex. Then he finally resigned. Then it came out that he'd asked the Washington State Patrol to help him out.

As other staffers said in the comments section last week, if there is ever anything credible to report about Jacks, we will report it. Until then, we will simply say he resigned for personal reasons.

March 28, 2011 at 3:18 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

State Rep. Jacks resigns

Zebrablue: That was Craig_Sayre who referred to Royce Pollard as "Mr. Mayor" in his repost of Pollard's quote. Not us.

HauteHarry: The appointee will have to live in the 49th Legislative District, which is Vancouver west of I-205 and some parts north of the city, including Hazel Dell. It does not include Ridgefield.

March 25, 2011 at 6:18 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

In our view: Boss = Taxpayers

Pat Campbell: You are confusing the assessor's office with the clerk's office. Clerk Scott Weber hired Baine Wilson. Peter Van Nortwick hired Linda Latto.

March 24, 2011 at 11:01 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Attorney: Officials didn’t violate law

Firstdan: Most attorneys who are experts in the area of public records and the OPMA work for the government. So yes, The Columbian uses Davis Wright Tremaine in Seattle, as does other newspapers, when it comes to open records and meetings. (The newspaper uses other local attorneys for other purposes.)

March 4, 2011 at 9:41 a.m. ( | suggest removal )