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Smoking ban sparks controversy

Some residents of Spangler Towers are smoking mad. That’s because on July 1, the 54-unit high rise apartment building will become entirely smoke free.
McMinnville Housing Authority, which operates the facility, made the decision based on safety concerns and the health benefits of living in a smoke-free environment.
“We did a survey and a good majority are for it,” said McMinnville Housing Authority executive director Patricia Basham. “But the ones who are against it are really against it. I feel bad for the people who live there who smoke, but this is a coming trend and it’s a ...

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