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By Roger Harnack
Whitman County Gazette 

Paul's Place closed due to crime, lack of safety


August 10, 2023

COLFAX — A local assisted-living facility was shut down July 24 due to a myriad of complaints.

On Friday, Aug. 4, state Department of Social and Human Services spokeswoman Jessica Nelson outlined issues prompting the agency to relocate 24 Paul’s Place residents within two days and shut down the facility.

“There were 10 complaints filed,” Nelson said.

The complaints allege criminal activities by owner Cynthia Dvorak of Garfield and her employees at the 907 S. Mill St. facility. Among those complaints were allegations of criminal sexual abuse, financial exploitation and drug use, with...

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