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By Lou Marzeles

Cantwell in the county

Senator holds round-table discussion


Lou Marzeles

ALL ATTENTION: Sen. Maria Cantwell, in Goldendale last Wednesday, makes a point in her meeting with Klickitat County civic and government figures as County Commissioner David Sauter listens.

Washington's Democratic Sen. Maria Cantwell's car blended in with all the others stuck in traffic on Highway 97 on the Maryhill Grade, about midway between the Columbia River and Goldendale. Road crews were still working on shoring up the sides against rock slides, and the senator, on her way to a meeting in Goldendale, was stopped. "She's going to be a little late," said David Reeploeg, her central Washington director, told the 18 people crowded into the county public works conference room.

Among them was the event host, Klickitat County Commissioner David Sauter, who was asked before the meeting if he had organized it. "Yes and no," he responded. "When I saw her in D.C. I invited her to...

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