County eyes midMay for commissioner appointment

first_imgThe Clark County Board of Commissioners could name a replacement to the vacant District 3 seat by mid-May.The three candidates seeking appointment to the open position, left vacant when Democrat Steve Stuart stepped down from it last month, could be interviewed during the week of May 12-16, said Axel Swanson, the county’s senior policy analyst. Commissioners Tom Mielke and David Madore, both Republicans, will likely decide who’s appointed the same day as the interviews.The three candidates are Ed Barnes, a retired labor leader, Kelly Love Parker, the executive director of the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce, and Craig Pridemore, a former county commissioner and state legislator. The Clark County Democrats have said they’d like to see Pridemore appointed to the seat. He is also the only candidate who said he’d also run an election campaign. The District 3 seat expires at the end of the year. If commissioners choose to conduct the interviews between May 12 and 16, they’ll take place during the same week as the county’s candidate filing deadline. Pridemore has already filed with the state’s Public Disclosure Commission.Ultimately, when the interviews take place will depend on scheduling, Swanson said. So far, one day has been ruled out: May 14. That’s the same day of the commissioners’ weekly board time meeting.last_img read more

Travellers embarking on cheap flights this summer

first_imgTravellers embarking on cheap flights this summer should not necessarily settle for the cheapest travel insurance deal, a report from Which? has suggested.According to research from the consumer organisation, more than half of Britain’s travel agents do not provide basic details about the policies they offer, while six failed to enquire about any pre-existing medical conditions.Sean Tipton, a spokesman from ABTA – The Travel Association, said it is vital that any medical conditions are discussed with a travel agent before agreeing to take out a policy.”If you, or anybody in your party, has a pre-existing medical condition [make sure] that you discuss that with your travel agent or the insurance company when you purchase the policy as this may affect your cover,” he commented.None of the travel agents Which? spoke to explained the consequences of failing to explain any pre-existing medical conditions.The organisation’s research also revealed that independent travel agencies performed better than chain branches in terms of the types of travel insurance on offer.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedDisabled travel: expert advice for planning your trip to Rio 2016 and beyondWith the Olympic and Paralympic Games quickly approaching, Skyscanner and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office have teamed up to bring together travel advice and information for disabled travellers heading to Rio this summer.Top tips for peace of mind when you travelIf one of your New Year’s resolutions is to travel more, then you’re hopefully in for an exciting year. But whether you’re a seasoned traveller, or you’re venturing off solo for the first time, we know that planning even the most longed-for holidays can bring its own anxieties. From insurance…Travel insurance – is it worth it?Travel insurance – is it worth it?last_img read more