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Officials react to new quarantine


November 26, 2020

COLFAX — Whitman County commissioners reacted last week to Gov. Jay Inslee’s new statewide quarantine orders closing bars and restaurants again to inside service, among other items.

“I’m just highly disappointed,” Commissioner Dean Kinzer said during a Nov. 16 meeting.

“How much blood is left in the turnip to squeeze,” Commission Chairman Michael Largent said.

The commissioners are among many Eastern Washington officials upset by the governor’s interruption of business just before Thanksgiving.

In adjacent Franklin County, Commissioner Clint Didier has been trying to get co...

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