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By Jana Mathia
Gazette Editor 

Stylists want to go back to work


April 23, 2020

COLFAX–While every industry wants to get back to work, hair stylists and barbers have started a petition to get them back behind their chairs and provide their services.

"We were one of the first non-essential businesses to shut down," said Kelli Broeckel. Broeckel has been a stylist in Whitman County for more than 10 years, working at salons in Tekoa, Rosalia, St. John and LaCrosse.

"It's quite frustrating for us right now," said Broeckel. She and other stylists have signed a petition to Gov. Jay Inslee asking they be allowed to reopen for "one client at a time."

"We can use the same...

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