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Press Talk: To all those complicated dads

June 19, 2016, 6:10am Clark County News

My dad was a special kind of complicated. Back in 2001, when he died, I wrote this tribute. Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there. Read story

The art of great writing can transport you to places like beaches on Captiva Island.

Press Talk: Words from a talented book author

The art of great writing can transport you to places like beaches on Captiva Island.

June 18, 2016, 6:10am Clark County News

Writers — the great ones — have the ability to place us in the moment they have created. You can feel it, you can hear it, you can taste it. Read story

Unlike in the good ol' days, most newspapers are struggling.

Press Talk: Difficult times at newspapers

Unlike in the good ol' days, most newspapers are struggling.

June 11, 2016, 6:05am Clark County News

Life in the newspaper biz has never been easy. Read story

Vancouver Mayor Tim Leavitt took the unusual step of strongly arguing in favor of a huge pay increase before the Salary Review Commission on April 15.

Press Talk: Where do we go from here?

Vancouver Mayor Tim Leavitt took the unusual step of strongly arguing in favor of a huge pay increase before the Salary Review Commission on April 15.

June 4, 2016, 6:10am Clark County News

I was listening to the Michael Damian 1989 classic “Where Do We Go From Here?” and I simply couldn’t get this absolutely crazy mayor raise thing out of my head. Read story

Will the sun set on Councilor David Madore's political career?
Former U.S. Sen.

Press Talk: He’s pretty much got it all going on

Former U.S. Sen.

May 21, 2016, 6:10am Clark County News

I might just have found the new “most interesting man in the world.” Read story

David Madore, Clark County councilor (Columbian files)

Press Talk: What drives Madore?

David Madore, Clark County councilor (Columbian files)

May 14, 2016, 6:10am Clark County News

If you laid out all the complaints, lawsuits and other stupid stuff Republican County Councilor David Madore is involved with, the pile would reach from here to the doorsteps of Hell … Michigan. Read story

Benton is out as county director and has said he won’t run for re-election as state senator.

Press Talk: The backstory on Benton

Benton is out as county director and has said he won’t run for re-election as state senator.

May 12, 2016, 6:10am Clark County News

In the end it wasn’t his unexplainable hiring, his lack of expertise, or even his abrasive and unbecoming behavior. Read story

A Trump/Cowlitz casino never happened, but it was discussed.

Press Talk: Trump and the Cowlitz casino

A Trump/Cowlitz casino never happened, but it was discussed.

May 7, 2016, 6:10am Clark County News

Just in case you were thinking all this Donald Trump crazy talk was something he invented for his presidential bid … think again. Read story

Press Talk: Is there any way out of this?

May 1, 2016, 6:10am Clark County News

(This is the second part of a two-part column examining raises for the Vancouver mayor and city council.) Read story