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By Roger Harnack
Whitman County Gazette 

4-H shot order goes too far


September 23, 2021

Talk about a bureaucrat with delusions of grandeur.

On Sept. 3, Washington State University (WSU) Extension Office Director Vicki A. McCracken took it upon herself to dictate that all 4-H volunteers now have to be “fully vaccinated” to continue in their position or face being “inactive.”

She cited Gov. Jay Inslee’s edict that everyone connected to education, from preschool through the university system, must be fully vaccinated by Oct. 18.

Apparently, neither McCracken nor Inslee have attended the fantastic fairs and other 4-H programs that take place daily here in Eastern Washing...

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