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Press Talk: What gives with this Lentz stuff?

May 7, 2022, 6:01am Clark County News

If there’s something strange. In your neighborhood. Who you gonna call? Read story

Press Talk: Sludge sandwich on me

April 2, 2022, 6:00am Clark County News

Dear Don Benton, Read story

A crowd waits in front of The Columbian prior to Lou Brancaccio's retirement party. Five years later, a kind gesture by a reporter is still remembered.

Press Talk: Kind gestures, big results

A crowd waits in front of The Columbian prior to Lou Brancaccio's retirement party. Five years later, a kind gesture by a reporter is still remembered.

March 5, 2022, 6:03am Clark County News

Could kind gestures change the world? Read story

Bets like this from Nevada used to be the only legal way to wager on sports. Today Washington is in the mix.

Press Talk: What’s the fair bet here?

Bets like this from Nevada used to be the only legal way to wager on sports. Today Washington is in the mix.

February 5, 2022, 6:00am Clark County News

A big-browed guy challenged his cave-dwelling buddy to a club throwing contest 2.5 million years ago. I’m pretty sure a crowd gathered to watch, all with an opinion on who would win. One entrepreneur saw an opportunity and began booking bets of mastodon tenderloins. Read story

Sometimes fortune cookies have something worth pondering.

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Sometimes fortune cookies have something worth pondering.

January 1, 2022, 6:00am Clark County News

I was pretty much minding my own business, enjoying shrimp fried rice takeout from our favorite Chinese joint, when I cracked open my fortune cookie. Read story

Jim's summer bocce hall party always draws a large -- hopeful -- crowd.

Press Talk: How do you define home?

Jim's summer bocce hall party always draws a large -- hopeful -- crowd.

December 4, 2021, 6:02am Clark County News

“Papa was a rolling stone. Read story

Attorney Evan Bariault, left, and plaintiff Don Benton thank the court staff as they leave the courtroom after hearing the favorable verdict in their lawsuit against Clark County.

Press Talk: Is our jury system broken?

Attorney Evan Bariault, left, and plaintiff Don Benton thank the court staff as they leave the courtroom after hearing the favorable verdict in their lawsuit against Clark County.

November 6, 2021, 6:00am Clark County News

What if I told you one of the fundamentals in our democracy, the ability to get a fair outcome in a jury trial, is so broken because of politics that our great country is in peril? Read story

Amanda Cowan/The Columbian files 
 Don Benton has been working the system most of his career. (The Columbian files)

Press Talk: Is Don Benton a genius?

Amanda Cowan/The Columbian files 
 Don Benton has been working the system most of his career. (The Columbian files)

October 2, 2021, 6:00am Clark County News

Our good friend Don Benton’s name was in the news — again — after he took taxpayers for another wad of cash. Read story

Press Talk: Political Illogic class now in session

September 4, 2021, 6:00am Clark County News

Class, my name is Professor Brancaccio and I’d like to open up Political Illogic 101 by reading you a story. It’s called “The Water Spill Dilemma”: Read story

Brent Boger just retired as Vancouver assistant city attorney and is leaving the country to live in Ecuador.

Press Talk: Leaving for good?

Brent Boger just retired as Vancouver assistant city attorney and is leaving the country to live in Ecuador.

August 7, 2021, 6:00am Clark County News

Picture this. Read story