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Deputy: Prop 1 could change criminal dynamic in county


Grant County Sheriff Chief Deputies Dustin Canfield and Darrik Gregg talk with chamber members about Proposition 1 to raise sales tax in support of law enforcement and a new jail. - Jacob Wagner photo

A proposition on the November ballot could bring millions of dollars into Grant County coffers to fund a new jail and add to local police budgets, and two officers explained the measure at a luncheon last week.

Chief Deputies Dustin Canfield and Darrik Gregg from the Grant County Sheriff's Office spoke about Proposition 1 at the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce luncheon Oct. 10. They encouraged those present to vote yes to increase sales tax in Grant County by 0.3%.

The estimated $5.5 million - $6 million that would be collected each year would give $3.3 million - $3.6 million to...

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