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December 12, 2018



Stop ignoring us

Too often (in my opinion) in the last 15 or so years, Goldendale has been ignored or stomped-on by the state or feds, and most of our elected representatives have done little or nothing.

Power rates—about 15 years ago, the feds (FERC) changed the power rate formula from cost-to-produce to equal east and west. Thus, our rates (previously lower because hydro power is cheaper to produce) went up, so bye-bye hundreds of aluminum plant jobs that went off-shore, and, of course, our home rates are higher. To my knowledge, our current Congressional representatives have done nothing.

Cell phone service: it’s become worse over the last few years. Poor reception (two bars) with...



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