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Oregon Considered

4/12/2007 - Washington's Franklin County First To Become Majority Hispanic In NW

April 12, 2007

0412_elpasco.jpgWe've all heard of the explosive growth in Bend, greater Boise, and Coeur d'Alene. But did you know the very fastest growing area of the Northwest is Franklin County in south-central Washington?

Dig deeper into the population numbers and you'll find another distinction. The county is the first in the region to become majority Hispanic.

Correspondent Tom Banse reports from the Franklin County seat of Pasco.
Complete article...

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I live in Jefferson County in Camp Sherman and with many friends and neighbors am terrified that Jefferson county's commissioners plans for Destination Resorts (one of which would be the largest in the state) near the Metolius Basin will become a reality and ruin this jewel of the state. Sen. Ben Westlund is sponsoring SB 30 to prevent this disaster. We of Camp Sherman stand very strongly behind this effort and are contacting our representatives and senate committee members advising them to support the bill. In talking to friends in the valley, however, we find that this bit of news has not been discussed and wonder if you think that your readership would be interested in the bill's progress. Many Oregonians, not just those who live here stand to lose a state, indeed a national treasure.
If OPB thinks that this would be interesting to its readership, please advise.
Magda P. Schay

Posted by: Magda P.Schay at April 14, 2007 02:24 PM

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