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First, whether right or wrong, most of them where voting for not sending their tax dollars to be used by the "west side." There has always been an us vs. them attitude on both sides of the Cascades. Your comments reinforce this. So, what is your suggestion as to what should be done? I am hearing from you; let the schools fail, let the people that live there lose their jobs, let all of the rural areas of Oregon dry up, they were asking for it. I guess they could all move to Portland and live in a condo but, you probably wouldn't want those "reds" around. While I agree that rural communities have historically made decisions that are hurting themselves now, one only need to look at the businesses that moved into Island City as opposed to La Grande to see the defeatist policies of the local government, what can be done to solve the problem? Now is the time to be creative in solving the problem, not sweep it under the rug.
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