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By Brandon Cline

School shopping can still be done


September 6, 2017

School is back, and that means students and their parents are finishing up—or just starting, in some cases—their back-to-school shopping for the upcoming year.

For many families in Goldendale, back-to-school shopping consists of packing the family into the suburban or minivan and making the trek to The Dalles or Yakima to pick up the essentials that may not be available in Goldendale. But if you can’t find it here in town, you want to consider still shopping while staying home.

According to a 2017 spending survey by, Americans spend over $200 per child on back-to-school shopping, and nearly $430 per family. Factor in the gas money needed and the time spent to drive and th...

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