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By Will DeMarco
Gazette Reporter 

Port debates backing I-5 fiber project


In a split vote last Thursday, Port of Whitman County Commissioners signed a letter of intent to collaborate with ports from across Washington on a telecommunications conduit along the I-5 corridor and tentatively pledged to contribute $800,000 to the project.

Port Commissioner Tom Kammerzell objected to signing the letter of intent and investing $800,000.

“This may be the most important vote I’ve been a part of in the six years I’ve been commissioner and it may be the most important action the Port takes in the next 20 to 40 years,” Kammerzell said. “I’m concerned we’re ente...

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