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By Garth Meyer
Gazette Reporter 

Many speak out on Selway marijuana re-zone request


February 21, 2019

A crowd listens to impromptu public comment in the commissioners' chambers Tuesday. About 20 people spoke on the matter, including Sheriff Brett Myers.

Whitman County Commissioners took comment from a crowd Tuesday after setting a date of March 4 for a public meeting on a proposed zone change to allow a marijuana research facility at the intersection of Flat Road and Country Club Road outside Pullman.

Tuesday's regular meeting actually had no comment slated for the agenda, but commission president Art Swannack nonetheless opened it for comments, asking anyone who would like to speak to keep it under two minutes.

He called on the front row first.

Joel Valasco, stood up, identified himself as WSU graduate student and voiced support. Then A...

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