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By Jana Mathia
Gazette Reporter 

Liberty state proposal presented


May 2, 2019

“It is easier to divide the state than it is to fix it,” is the motto of the movement to split Washington state and create a new state, Liberty.

“We’re not about a revolt. We want to return to principles that have served our country well,” said Kevin Akesson of Colfax, captain of the Liberty State movement in Whitman County.

Akesson held a meeting April 17 to relay information about the movement to those interested. A dozen people attended, and some were ready to start helping him right away.

“I see this movement as an attempt to return to traditional values in state governme...

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