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By Darrell Smith

Guest Commentary

The untold stories behind the big meeting


Last Thursday, a special meeting of the Goldendale City Council was called to discuss the wisdom of allowing a retail marijuana store in Goldendale. It is interesting to note that this very necessary meeting wasn’t announced until after The Goldendale Sentinel had published a related story Wednesday, the day before. Hmm. Nor did it occur when it should have, late last fall in 2013, apparently. After having attended this meeting and observing the actions, reactions, and veracity of the various players, I perceive many flags thrown on the field.

According to the mayor, it is “inevitable” to have such a store and Goldendale will “get sued” if we don’t allow it. According to the...

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