Washington State on July 1 will have a new representative
on the Northwest Power Planning Council.
Gov. Gary Locke appointed Tom Karier,41, of Spokane to replace Ken Casavant,
who earlier this year announced that he wanted to leave the Council as
soon as Locke could find a replacement. Casavant, an agriculture economics
professor at Washington State University, has served since 1994.
Locke also announced that later this year Larry Cassidy of Vancouver
will replace Mike Kreidler, who