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Sheriff gains local support for tax increase

Prop. 1 would fund new jail, help local police


With the current jail in Grant County regularly being at maximum capacity, criminals get to roam free, an issue the sheriff says a new, larger jail could address.

A measure on the Nov. 5 ballot to raise the sales tax in Grant County by 0.3% could build a new jail in Grant County and bring in over $80,000 a year to the Grand Coulee Police Department and boost other municipal police departments around the county.

The city councils of Electric City and Grand Coulee have each come out in favor of Proposition 1.

The estimated $5.5 million-$6 million that would be collected each year would give...

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