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Putting the Dang in “Dangerous Ideas”: An Oregon-Washington Merger?

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One of my favorite websites/books (and related Edge titles), which I like as much for its content as for its concept, is “What is Your Dangerous Idea?”,
Here is one local “dangerous idea” that was floated recently.  It’s kinda fun, or should be if you discussed it around the dinner table or at an Oregon brew pub:
Too much government? Or just too many?”: by guest columnist, Oregonian (Oregonlive), John Topogna, April 23, 2011
Included in the article is this question: Is an Oregon-Washington merger any less imaginable than a Clackamas-Washington-Multnomah County merger?  (“House Bill 2645 would merge Multnomah, Washington and Clackamas Counties with the Metro regional government.” Link to full Oregonlive article.)
The legal implications are mind-boggling.