Banfield Pet Hospital pocketed a subsidy and got favorable treatment from local governments—then bolted to Vancouver.
Most people know Banfield Pet Hospital from its convenient locations in hundreds of PetSmart stores across the United States.
The Banfield chain
started in Portland, and nine years ago the company
Why do Portlanders abhor Vancouver residents who work in Oregon?
Can you educate the masses regarding people from the ’Couv working in Portland? We pay Oregon income tax but receive no benefit from doing so. You Portlanders may abhor us, but at least appreciate w
Vancouver’s just-opened Asylum Lounge (606 Broadway St., Vancouver, 360-433-2205, theasylumlounge.com)
wants to bring “chic” nightlife north of the border. In an effort to
Vancouver anti-light rail activists got financial shot this weekend with a fundraiser to pay for legal fees in their fight against extending Portland's MAX to downtown.The activists are leading a petition drive to bring a vote before city voters that would prohibit the city of Vancouver from spending any time or resources on light rail. (Clark County voters already shut down a sales tax ask last fall ...
“It’s not like the way you think. You’d think everyone
would be out smoking and celebrating and having big parties in the
street. It’s not like that at all.” —John, recreational mariju
Update 5:30 pm: The petition is actually invalid, Clark County elections supervisors found. After examining 94 suspect signatures, the county office found that some were duplicates, according to The Columbian. The petition now is 32 valid signatures short of the 5,475 it needed to refer the petition to the city council, and to the ballot.Here's the original story:On the heels of a resounding "no" to ...
Where to get hitched for Vancouver’s first same-sex unions.
The Clark County Recording and Marriage
License Department is preparing for a flood. On Dec. 6, gay and lesbian
couples can file for marriage licenses in Washington for the first time.
Equality SW Washington is putting on free same-sex weddings, but still needs volunteer ministers to perform them.
Same-sex couples will be able to pick up marriage licenses in Washington State starting Thursday, December 6, which means that after the state's mandated three-day waiting period, the first gay and lesbian weddings will take place on Sunday, December 9.For the occasion, WW suggested some possible Vancouver wedding spots in this week's print edition. In addition to those, however, Equality Southwest ...
Not to be outdone by the hilarious Seattle Police Department's guide to getting high now that weed is legal up there, the Portland Police Bureau issued its own (less hilarious) FAQ this afternoon.The long and short of it: Marijuana is still illegal here. Cops don't care (that) much about less than an ounce of weed. Don't drive stoned. Don't bike stoned, because you can still get a DUII.The best way ...