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  • The Pacific Northwest (PNW) is a region that is bifurcated by the Cascade Mountains in more complex ways than simply geography. Those differences, many of which flow out of the geography, really create a region made up of two regions: a coastal megalopolis and a rural plateau. Those two areas differ in terms of rainfall, population density, industry, and of course, politics. Many people have a set image of the Pacific Northwest as a region dominated by evergreens and heavy rainfall, but that image only holds true for about the first hundred miles inland. Then the Cascade Mountains, which play a large role in creating the verdant coastal region, rise, depriving the clouds of much of their rain before releasing them across the semiarid Columbia ...

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