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By Roger Harnack
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Shift Adams County to 5th District?

Speakers suggest moving Walla Walla County, too


August 5, 2021

Free Press Publishing

CHENEY — Speakers overwhelmingly backed changes to shift two counties east into the federal 5th District in Washington state.

A state Redistricting Commission public meeting was held on July 24.

With the population shift over the last decade, several people testifying during the hearing called for Adams and Walla Walla counties to move out of the 4th Legislative District (Central Washington) and into the 5th Legislative District (Eastern Washington).

"Eastern Washington is not just everything east of the Cascades," Adams County Commissioner Dan Blankenship said during testimony. "If the 5...

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