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Business owners rally at courthouse


April 30, 2020

About 25 people gathered outside the Whitman County Courthouse at 3 p.m. May 1 as part of the Freedom is the Cure rally protesting the governor's Stay Home order.

Many business owners showed up to hold LET US WORK signs. Other signs read 'Save our Business,' 'Open Washington Business,' 'Living in fear is not living' and 'This COVID-19 is Smart. It knows the difference between a grocery store & a hair salon.'

One signed asked 'Where are the commissioners?' County Commissioner Michael Largent joined, followed a few minutes later by Commissioner Art Swannack.

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