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A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Millersburg power vote looks likely

Written June 19th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

If public sentiment expressed at a hearing Thursday carries any weight, voters in Millersburg are likely to get an election on the question of whether the town should expel Pacific Power and take over the electric system within the city limits. Speakers demanding an election (I counted seven of them, including the lead spokesman for […]


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 […]


 
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