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By Jana Mathia
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2020 Palouse Empire Fair canceled


Whitman County Commissioners have voted to follow Fair Board recommendation to cancel the Palouse Empire Fair this year.

"This is no one's choice," said Commission Chair Michael Largent during discussion. "I don't like this; I don't like this vote, I don't like the position the state has put us in."

The fair board presented the recommendation based on a 8-3 vote. The fair board was tasked with presenting the commissioners a plan to host a fair given Phase III restrictions after a decision was delayed last month.

"This was a hard, hard task," said Largent.

A fair board sub-committee work...

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