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By Victoria Fowler
Gazette Reporter 

County commissioners reconsider courthouse and jail renovations


COLFAX – At Monday's county commissioner workshop, Whitman County Commissioners expressed their concern for continuing forward with upgrades to the county courthouse and jail.

The project is estimated to cost $8.6 million with the county putting forth $3 million from the county's general fund.

“My concern is revenue flows within the county during this time and throughout the year,” said Commissioner Michael Largent. “Maybe we should rethink giving the $3 million in cash. I'm leaning towards supporting a delay in this project.”

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