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By Roger Harnack
The Journal 

Redistricting plan could split county

Supreme Court to take up new voter districts


Last updated 12/3/2021 at 1:15pm

Washington State Redistricting Commission

RITZVILLE – Adams and Franklin counties could be dived between two different legislative districts if the state Supreme Court approves a new redistricting map previously supported by a state commission.

Last week, the state Redistricting Commission last week failed to reach an agreement on a plan to create new, equal-population legislative and congressional districts by the Nov. 15 deadline. As a result, state law now gives authority over redistricting to the high court in Olympia.

The previously proposed map would add Lincoln and Columbia counties to the district, while splitting Adams a...

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