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By Lou Marzeles

Doc calls it a career


For 20 years Doc Hastings was a familiar figure in the halls of Congress and on the byways of his district, which until 2012 included Klickitat County. Now the veteran statesman is wrapping up his career as a U.S. representative.

"For the last several terms, my wife and I would sit down and consider if we were going to do it again and always said yes until this time," Hastings recalls. "We decided, with eight grandkids, all good things must come to an end. I recognize I have a two-year term, and people are willing to give me that opportunity, but I just thought this was the right time."

A lot has changed in Klickitat County over the years Hastings represented it. "I know the economy in Kl...

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