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Steptoe man files lawsuit against Gov. Inslee

Kevin Akesson seeks injunction blocking governor's quarantine measures in Whitman County


Last updated 5/18/2020 at 10:54pm

COLFAX — A Steptoe resident is seeking an injunction in Superior Court to prevent Gov. Jay Inslee from further harming Whitman County.

Kevin Akesson filed a 17-page complaint May 11, calling for the governor to be restrained from further coronavirus quarantine actions. A status conference on the matter is set for 10 a.m. Monday.

"Now that it is clear that COVID-19 will not overwhelm hospital and other health care resources in Whitman County, there is no longer a ‘disaster’ or any other emergency justifying the issuance of orders pursuant to RCW 43.06.220,” the complaint said, highli...

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