Politics, the press and
On Election Day 2008, Clark College journalism professor Christina Kopinski will launch Clark College’s 2008-2009 Faculty Speaker Series with a discussion on journalism, politics and ethics.
The program begins at noon, Tuesday, Nov. 4, in the Penguin Student Lounge, located in the college’s Penguin Union Building. The event, which will include a question-and-answer session, is free and open to the public.
Kopinski, an experienced journalist and educator, will share her reflections on the current state of the media and ethics.
Discussion highlights will include ethical criteria established by the Society of Professional Journalists, the difference between libel and slander and ethical challenges facing journalists today, and answers to the following questions: Does the race to be first-to-print trump responsible journalism? Does a blogger qualify as a journalist? Do different standards apply to public figures versus private citizens? Is “hate speech” protected as “freedom of speech”?
Kopinski, a graduate of Lewis University in Illinois, earned a master’s degree in communication studies from Northern Illinois University.
Her journalism experience
includes serving as an elections correspondent for the Chicago Bureau of
the Associated Press. She worked at the
Morris Daily Herald
(Morris, Illinois) and was producer and co-host of “Sunday Night
Politics,” a weekly political discussion on WLRA-FM at Lewis University.
Heidi Heywood named to Lower
Heidi Heywood, an attorney and part-time superior court commissioner and district court judge pro tem in Wahkiakum County, has been appointed to the Lower Columbia College Board of Trustees by Gov. Chris Gregoire.
Prior to opening her own law practice, Heywood worked as a Civil Legal Services Attorney for the Emergency Support Shelter in Kelso, and as Wahkiakum County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney/Coroner. She is a member of the Washington State Bar Association and the Cowlitz-Wahkiakum Bar Association, and a pro bono services provider for Cowlitz-Wahkiakum Legal Aid.
Heywood also belongs to the Wahkiakum Chamber of Commerce, Friends of Skamokawa Historical Society, and Wahkiakum Mules Boosters and is the Wahkiakum Youth Soccer coordinator. She has previously served as chairman of Wahkiakum Fire Protection District 2 Board of Commissioners and as a volunteer firefighter and EMT.
Heywood completed her Emergency Medical Technician course at LCC and hopes to return to that volunteer work in the future.
Heywood is a graduate of Brigham Young University and earned her law degree at the University of Washington.
General election ballots available
Clark County voters may pick up November 4 general election ballots at the county Elections Department, 1408 Franklin Street beginning today, and including between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1.
Ballots are being put in the mail to all registered voters, reports Tim Likness, county elections supervisor. Voters who do not get mail ballots by Tuesday, Oct. 21, should call the elections department, 397-2345, says Likness.
Scanned ballots will be tabulated beginning at 5 p.m. on election day but will not be reported until 8:30 p.m., according to Likness. Results will be released at Gaiser Hall in Clark College and may be found by going to http://clarkvotes.org.
Clark County permit centers
Beginning Monday, Oct. 27, Clark County Community Development permit centers will reduce the hours they are open to the public.
“This decrease is due to recently announced staff reductions resulting from economic conditions and the downturn in our business,” says Community Development director Marty Snell.
The main permit center, in the Public Service Center, 1300 Franklin St., will be open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m. to noon, and on Wednesdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Battle Ground permit center, 1808 SW 9th Ave., Bldg C, Suite 101, will be open Wednesdays from 8 to 11:30 a.m. and noon to 4 p.m.
Snell said 23 employees were recently informed that they will be laid off from their jobs in the next two months. The 2008 construction season brought no relief from the slowdown that began in 2006, and he sees no substantial change before the end of 2009.
Club at The Historic Reserve
The Club at the Historic Reserve is holding an open house for prospective members from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23. The club is in the upper level of the historic Grant House on Officers Row.
"We will be giving tours of the facility and answering questions about the value of becoming a member," says club general manager Julie Kummer.
Club members have access to use our private meeting rooms and dining room as well as free use of WI-FI Internet service and big screen HDTV for Power Point for business meeting presentations.
For further information, call Kummer at 695-2582 or email her at Jkummer@clubhistoricreserve.org to make reservations.
The Battle Ground Community Center in Fairgrounds Park opens at 4 p.m. today. <> A fundraiser for Democratic 49th District legislative candidates incumbent Jim Moeller and Jim Jacks, sponsored by the Clark County Association of Realtors, is from 5 to 7 p.m. this evening at 1514 Broadway. For further information, call 903-5115. <> Magenta Theater is presenting Arsenic and Old Lace at 7 p.m. this evening, and Friday and Saturday, Oct. 17 and 18, in the First Baptist Church, 108 W. 27th Street. Ticket prices range from $14 to $9. High school and college students with identification are admitted for $5 this evening only. Preferred dress is black and white, advises artistic director, Jaynie Roberts. For further information, call 635-4358. <> Clark County commissioner candidates will be interviewed during the Forum at the Library, League of Women Voters program, at 7 p.m. this evening in Library Hall in the Vancouver Community Library, 1007 E Mill Plain Boulevard. <> The Southwest Washington Blood Program is holding a blood drive from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17, next to the B4 Marketplace Café at Hewlett Packard, 18110 SE 34th Street.
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