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By Garth Meyer
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Handy questions economic development

Delays signing a new two-year contract extension


April 15, 2021

Whitman County Commissioner Tom Handy

Whitman County

Whitman County Commissioner Tom Handy

COLFAX — Whitman County commissioner Tom Handy would like more information before agreeing to a two-year contract extension for the county's economic development agency.

He talked about Southeast Washington Economic Development Association (SEWEDA) in a commissioners' workshop Monday.

"I'd like to see what they will focus on in Whitman County," he said. "I just want to see their plan, that's all, and I can't get one from them."

The current contract ends June 30.

"Time is short," said Michael Largent, before he and fellow commissioner Art Swannack agreed with Handy to wait two weeks for...

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