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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Welcome to the latest edition of 360 Social! We'll keep you up-to-date on the latest happenings on and share how to get involved with your online community. What would you like to get out of this newsletter? E-mail with your suggestions.

3 ways to get involved:

Our reporters are hard at work on the stories that matter to you. Do you want to get the issues and ideas that you care about out to the community? Drop us a line:
  • What's your favorite healthy recipe? Enter our Clark County's Cookin' contest, and you could win up to $500 to spend at New Seasons Market. It's easy: Submit your favorite recipe, get your friends and family to vote, and the top 10 vote-getters will be judged by a panel of nutritional experts. The winner can even opt to film a video that shows the recipe preparation. Good luck!
  • Our Friday live web chats continue this week with representatives from downtown Vancouver's art galleries. Have a comment or question for the gallery reps? Join us Friday at Until then, get in touch with chat leader Setareh Alizadeh by e-mailing or tweeting @col_chats.
  • Are you planning or attending a fun event in Clark County or Portland? Do you know of any fun Easter Egg hunts? Let us know, and get your event listed in our Weekend and Beyond entertainment guide. Fill out our submission form here, e-mail, or tweet @col_life.
6 great discussions:

Local politics, civil discourse, and C-Tran were all hot-button topics with posters last week.

Check out all of the most commented stories on last week and join the conversation.

Republican Marc Boldt was sanctioned by the county party’s executive board more than three months ago for making decisions that were deemed out of line with the party.
  • "It is refreshing to hear a republican talk like a citizen of this area. I NEVER vote for a Republican, but I will for Mr. Boldt. We need more people like him from both parties to help bring sanity back to governing!" -Patricia Watterworth
  • "I hope that we elect our officials based upon their ability to represent "the people" and not a particular party. And I, for one, really appreciate an elected official who works for the very people that he/she serves." -Mike Evans
  • "Most of the commenters here are acting as if the GOP board had deprived Marc Boldt of his life, liberty, or commish position. They deprived him of their *support,* folks--that's it! Because they feel he no longer represents them. And they're entitled to do that--just as you are." -Carolyn Schultz-Rathbun
In their efforts to vet applicants, some companies and government agencies are asking potential employees to log into their social networks to have a look around.
  • "Knowing my luck, they would look at it the one time I'm having a bad day and was crabby in my status. I think this practice should be outlawed or else everyone is going to have to start a second Facebook page just for employers to look at." -Tiffany Murphy
  • "Invasive, unwarranted and without merit. All they need to know is whether I can do the job and whether I'm reliable. Everything else is none of their dang business." -Robert L. Gaskin
  • "sounds like a good way to weed out prospective employers." -Jason Denizac (@leJDen)
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