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Commissioners letter to governor opposes new virus plan


January 21, 2021

Art Swannack

COLFAX - Whitman County commissioners are sending a letter to Gov. Jay Inslee asking him to reverse his recent virus-related reopening plan, "Healthy Washington-Roadmap to Recovery."

They approved sending the letter during a meeting Jan. 19.

The plan put Whitman County into the broader "East" region of the state for virus re-opening phases.

"I personally believe it's to help the governor's agenda to make regional health departments," Commissioner Art Swannack said. "This thing, to me, causes more problems and loses the local connection."

Swannack noted that with vaccinations and the work of...

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