Legislators urge Whitman County variance addition


WHITMAN COUNTY – Ninth District legislators have sent a letter to Gov. Jay Inslee to request he add Whitman County to the list of counties that may see a variance and reopen sooner than the rest of the state.

"We would bet that if Whitman County is granted the same opportunity as the 10 counties you designated already, its leaders, merchants and residents will deliver," stated the letter signed by Senator Mark Schoesler, Rep. Joe Schmick and Rep. Mary Dye May 5.

Included in the letter were comparisons between Whitman County and other counties that had made the Governor's list allowing...

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