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By Teresa Simpson
Whitman County Gazette 

Sen. Schoesler speaks on Steptoe Butte toilet removal


February 1, 2024

Courtesy Sen. Mark Schoesler

The Steptoe Butte State Park sign

STEPTOE - Senator Mark Schoesler, 9th District, learned that Washington State Parks is removing the restroom at the top of Whitman County's Steptoe Butte State Park Heritage Site and strongly opposes the Parks administration's decision.

Sen. Schoesler said that while he is happy they are repaving the road to the top of the butte, he strongly spoke out against the decision to close the service in a press release from Friday, Jan. 26.

"The top of the butte is very isolated. Anyone having a picnic there will be forced to travel five miles down to the park entrance for a rest room. In what oth...

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