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Vote for juvenile detention and jail facilities


In 2016, hundreds of citizens spoke out against a possible move of Okanogan County’s juvenile detention facilities to the Spokane area to be managed by a multi-state business. That proposed move would have also meant a loss of 10-plus professional jobs and their contribution to the local economy. The pressure that engaged citizens used to dissuade our county commissioners from “robbing Peter to pay Paul” was effective, and commissioners rightly decided that the people DID NOT want this service, nor our children moved more than 200 miles away from families.

Now is the time for voters t...

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