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UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 11, 2018, 6:35 p.m.

Public meetings begin next week on proposed Newport silicon smelter

A controversial silicon smelter proposed near Newport is the topic of four upcoming public meetings.

Steve and Cora McConnell: Jobs smelter would bring won’t outweigh its harmful effects

The few jobs that will be created by the proposed HiTest smelter are far outweighed by the negative effects to the health and well-being of our citizens, wildlife and waterways.