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Wired for shame

With amazement I watched Avista’s installation of power poles and an array of wiring along the upper part of Southeast Boulevard, an installation worthy of a Third World country. The entire electric grid on the South Hill is hideous, and we all should be ashamed of it.

On Grand Boulevard big trees are cut because they interfere with the wires instead of the other way around. I realize that most people are not too concerned about these things, and that is, of course, part of the problem.

Moritz Kundig



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