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By Lou Marzeles

Legislators talk about Boeing, getting to know their district


Lou Marzeles

Lou Marzeles FIELDING QUESTIONS: Sen. Curtis King (left), Rep. Norm Johnson (center), and Rep. Charles Ross spoke Thursday in Goldendale at a town hall meeting moderated by Chamber of Commerce president Mike DeMott (standing right).

State legislators for Klickitat County held a town hall meeting Thursday evening, attended by a small but highly engaged group.

Sen. Curtis King and Reps. Norm Johnson and Charles Ross were asked a variety of written questions from the audience. The session was moderated by Greater Goldendale Chamber of Commerce president Mike DeMott.

Among the more impassioned responses of the evening were from King, addressing questions about Boeing's future in the state in the wake of the rejection by the machinists union of a new labor contract. "I think the union shot itself in the foot," he said, "or maybe in the head." King also railed against the practice of awarding state contracts according to p...

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