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By Roger Harnack
The Journal 

One covid mandate protest a success, one a bust

Senator suggests calling, emailing Gov. Inslee

 

Last updated 8/24/2021 at 12:56pm

Rob Larse

Children wave flags during a protest last Tuesday in response to Gov. Jay Inslee's efforts to force children to cover their faces when they return to school this fall.

RITZVILLE – Two Adams County protests last Tuesday over Gov. Jay Inslee's student-mask mandates had decidedly different outcomes.

A protest planned for 4-7 p.m. in front of Ritzville High School drew only 3 people prior to 6 p.m. Officials said the number of parents protesting the governor's newest mandate requiring public school children to be masked grew to about 21.

"It's said the community didn't come out to support our rights as parents," organizer Briana Osborn said.

Meanwhile, a protest at the same time in Othello drew many more. There, a dais was set up for speakers and elected of...



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