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Wilfred Woods

Department: Administration

Position: Chairman Emeritus

Responsibilities: Reporter

Contact Wilfred

Phone: 509-665-1160 (work)

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  1. Historian Helen Knowles has written a book about the famous Elsie Parrish, whose suit against the Cascadian Hotel, where Elsie worked as a housekeeper, went all the way to the Supreme Court. The decision upheld the state's minimum wage law for women.
  2. Living along the Columbia River, we tend to ignore the drama of other rivers.
  3. The Columbia River treaty that brought final development of storage dams upstream has been a resounding success in handling flood problems and managing the river.
  4. The last great roundup of wild horses was an event in 1906 in what is now Grant County, when a large number of "buckaroos" came for the chase.
  5. When you speak of Plain you're talking about the Burgess family, whose current patriarch, Bill, just died at 92.