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Sep 17, 2012 06:16
Category: General News

Copper Wire Thieves Driving Up NW Power Prices

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Power company officials say thieves in northern Idaho and eastern Washington state are still targeting copper wire for the scrap market despite lower metal prices and electrocution risks. Officials tell The Spokesman-Review that thieves cause higher electricity bills for customers and endanger the public by leaving live wires.