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By Lou Marzeles

'New Yorker' story focuses on pandemic reaction in county



SMALL COUNTY IN NATIONAL SPOTLIGHT: On The New Yorker magazine website now is a story and video on Klickitat County and its response to the pandemic.

It's famous for its cartoons, its Pulitzer Prize-winning journalism-Ronan Farrow took the award in 2018 when he wrote about the Harvey Weinstein scandals-and its distinctly New York attitude and sophistication. Now, The New Yorker magazine has propelled Klickitat County to more national recognition with a story it ran online Sunday, entitled "A Coronavirus Turf War in Klickitat County."

In the story, author Charles Bethea focuses on the controversy stirring over how the pandemic is handled in the county. He has interviews with Sheriff Bob Songer and White Salmon Mayor Marla Keethler-both of whom are also extensively featured in an accompanying video-whose views more or less offset each ot...

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