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Keeping Us Going...A Lineman's Day After The Storm

During last weekend's storm much of Sweet Home was left with the unfortunate circumstance of being powerless, not without strength mind you, powerless without electricity. Much of the town and surrounding area was crippled during the storm as ice coated the lines, trees downed power lines and transformers were pushed to their limits.

For some that is a nightmare, for others it's "go" time. One such person who knows all about that is David Kem, Operations Manager for Portland General Electric (PGE), who has been a lineman for 42 years. It's his job to show up when the lights go out no matt...

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