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By Bill Stevenson
Whitman County Gazette 

Colfax parents join hundreds protesting state mask mandate

Organized 135 school districts across the state

 

August 26, 2021

TeAire Baier | Submitted

People lined Main Street in Colfax on Aug. 18 to protest the state's forced masking of students.

COLFAX - People lined Main Street in Colfax on Aug. 18 to protest the forced masking of students by Gov. Jay Inslee.

On July 28 the state mandated "all staff and students must continue to wear face coverings (or) masks, regardless of vaccination status," according to the state Department of Health. The mandate was extended to high school athletics on Aug. 10.

The group, For the Kids Washington, opposes the mandate and is organizing grassroots efforts throughout the state "to give control over our students' education back to the parents."

"We know that the governor is acting unlawfully and w...



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