Congress might be willing to loosen the federal governments grip
on how decisions are made regarding the many uses of the Columbia River.
But any drive to achieve regional empowerment must come from within the
region, Sen. Slade Gorton, R-Washington, said Wednesday (Dec. 16).
Gorton was participating in the fifth Pacific Northwest Public
Affairs Conference at Portland State University. The conference focus was
At-Risk Economy, At-Risk-Environment: The Pacific Northwest …