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Topic: State Sen. Don Benton

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February 9, 2015 at 3:40 PM

Lawmakers air their own beefs with ethics investigations

Lt. Gov. Brad Owen took his grievances¬†with the state’s ethics-investigations process to a Senate panel Monday, where he¬†got a sympathetic hearing from some state senators who’ve faced their own ethics complaints. As we wrote for Monday’s paper, Owen remains steamed at a $15,000 fine he received last year as part of a settlement with the…

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March 21, 2014 at 3:32 PM

State Sen. Don Benton considers $150,000 “litter fee” for The Columbian

State Sen. Don Benton, R-Vancouver, has come under intense scrutiny from his local newspaper, The Columbian, especially since he landed a six-figure job as head of Clark County’s environmental services department. The paper has reported aggressively on Benton’s business background, his questionable job qualifications and recently revealed he was being paid for…

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