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Millersburg, consider the Power Act

Written November 20th, 2013 by Hasso Hering

If Millersburg goes ahead and tries to take over the electricity business within its borders and expel Pacific Power, condemnation and a court battle over the takeover price won’t be the only hurdles. Also there is likely to be a fight, possibly a long one, in federal court over the Northwest Power Act of 1980.


Power fight looms in Millersburg

Written November 15th, 2013 by Hasso Hering

Millersburg has made itself the latest battleground in the age-old Oregon fight over public power. After laying the groundwork in several closed executive sessions, the city council in October formed, only on paper so far, its own city energy department and authorized further study of taking over the electric utility grid within the community of […]


When Millersburg was born

Written May 14th, 2013 by

On a bike ride the other day, I headed out of Albany on Salem Avenue and could not help but notice a spiffy new roadside sign. Welcome to Millersburg, it said, letting me know I had crossed the city limits. “Established 1873,” the sign proudly proclaims. Wait a second, wasn’t there a big controversy when […]


 
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