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By Garth Meyer
The Gazette 

Whitman County receives $9.8 million from stimulus act

Accepting input from public on how to use funds


March 25, 2021

COLFAX — An expected $9.8 million is coming to Whitman County as part of the American Rescue Plan passed by Congress last week.

Half of the money will arrive over the next 60 days with the other half no earlier than one year after the first disbursement.

County Commissioner Art Swannack gave a report from his tractor Friday, March 18.

“I didn’t expect it to be that big,” he said. “We’re still researching what all it can be used for.”

The money will come straight from the federal government, unlike the $3.75 million received from the CARES Act last year, which was dispersed to...

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