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Oregon Town Gives Nestlé Welcome Mat, Despite Vote


Controversy seems to follow water bottling operations wherever they indicate an interest in setting up shop. 

An entire Oregon county voted in May's election to block the Nestlé company--and any other bottler--from setting up shop in the county. 

But the city that would host such a plant, Cascade Locks, voted in favor, by a wide margin.  So the city council directed staff to keep working with Nestlé on getting a plant set up.  Cascade Locks City Administrator Gordon Zimmerman is our guest.   

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Geoffrey Riley is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and has hosted the Jefferson Exchange on JPR since 2009. He's been a broadcaster in the Rogue Valley for more than 35 years, working in both television and radio.