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first_img This weekend’s top stories and news you may have missed:Benton’s ballyhooed management experience is hazyDon Benton traded on his experience managing his own company to land a top job in local government.But it’s difficult to say just how much managing he did there. The company’s main employees appear to be Benton and his wife. Not only that, the company’s biggest disclosed client is Benton’s Senate campaign.Benton, a five-term state senator, has declined to list his company’s clients on financial disclosure forms, despite state laws that apparently require him to do so. Campaign expenditure reports, however, show Benton’s 2012 campaign for state Senate funneled $100,000 in advertising payments through the company.Benton’s private-sector experience escaped scrutiny when Clark County Commissioners David Madore and Tom Mielke appointed the fellow Republican politician three months after forcing out the previous department director.Democratic Commissioner Steve Stuart alleged cronyism. Past boards of commissioners relied on the human resources department and county administrator to narrow the field of applicants to be department heads — vetting résumés, conducting multiple interviews and inviting candidates to meet with the prospective department staff in a process that typically took three months. Kumoricon attendee Trevor Scott, 21, of Longview turns away from a mirror after fixing his costume depicting Drossel Keinz from the anime series “Black Butler.” The convention took over the Hilton Vancouver Washington and the Red Lion Hotel Vancouver at the Quay as well as Esther Short Park.last_img

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