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By Donald G Smiley

It’s time to protect renters

Letter to the Editor


To the Editor:

For those of you that have encountered this problem here in Goldendale, this is quite familiar to you.

For the fortunate others, we have a problem with residential rentals being maintained and rented in deplorable conditions here in the Goldendale area. There are homes and trailers being offered for rent that are unfit for habitation. And some of these are never repaired after they are moved into. I am talking about bad carpeting, missing drainboards, holes in walls, broken windows, fallen-down fences, and other problems too many to mention.

Problem: Goldendale has no fire marshal. The city has no business licensing requirements for these rental agencies outside of town or...

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