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By Katie Teachout
The Journal 

Some restrictions eased, others under protest

Gov. Inslee ends construction ban after objections


Last updated 5/1/2020 at 9:12pm

OLYMPIA — Under pressure from multiple counties and law enforcement statewide, Gov. Jay Inslee allowed low-risk residential construction to resume Friday, April 24.

Counties around the region had penned letters to the governor calling him to allow residential home and other local construction.

In an April 6 letter to the governor, Adams County Commissioners Roger L. Hartwig, Terrance J. Thompson and John N. Marshall called for the governor to reconsider his quarantine ban on home construction.

"The Adams County Board of Commissioners implores you to reconsider your recent moratorium on th...

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