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By Rodger Nichols
For The Sentinel 

State lawmakers meet with Gorge Consortium


Contributed: Rodger Nichols

TOGETHER FOR THE GORGE: From left, Ore. Rep. Mark Johnson (R-Hood River), Wash. Sen. Curtis King (R-Yakima), Washington Rep. Liz Pike R-Camas), Ore. Sen. Chuck Thompson (R-Hood River) and Oregon Rep. John Huffman (R-The Dalles). The legislators were together at a meeting last week of the Columbia Gorge Consortium.

The Columbia Gorge Consortium invited lawmakers from Olympia and Salem who represent districts in the Columbia River Gorge to attend a bi-state legislative summit Friday, May 16 in White Salmon. Five legislators were on hand for the occasion.

Washington Rep. Liz Pike and Washington State Sen. Curtis King attended, along with Oregon Representatives Mark Johnson and John Huffman and Oregon State Sen. Chuck Thompson. The purpose of the meeting was to educate lawmakers on issues of common concern in our region, among them infrastructure, transportation, housing, education, tourism and recreation.

The legislators began their day with a bus tour of the western Columbia River Gorge on both sides...

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