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By Jess Macinko
News Editor 

Cold feet and frying pans: a newcomer gets the news job


I saw Goldendale for the first time two weeks ago, and frankly it wasn’t living up to its name. The light was dull and grey, the weather damp and cold. When I asked a local about snowfall in the area, he pooh-poohed my concern. Snow wouldn’t be a problem, he said. Freezing rain—now that’s the thing. As he spoke I envisioned a layer of ice as thick and glossy as baker’s glaze, coating the ground and sealing my car doors shut until March.

I’d come into town for a job interview at The Goldendale Sentinel. As a student at Central, I’d caught the journalism bug, but hadn’t seen many avenues to pursue it after graduation. When I heard the Sentinel was looking for a news editor,...

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