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By Roger Harnack
The Journal 

Court declines redistricting

County likely to be split between two districts


Last updated 12/8/2021 at 6:07pm

Washington State Redistricting Commission

OLYMPIA - The state Supreme Court on Friday, Dec. 3, declined to redraw new legislative and congressional maps.

The decision follows an attempt by the Redistrict Commission to reapportion the state in the wake of the 2020 Census. And it means that the maps previously submitted by the commission will likely be the establishing documents for new legislative and congressional districts.

If the maps are retained, Franklin and Adams Counties will be split between legislative districts.

Currently, both fall within the 9th Legislative District, represented by Sen. Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville, and...

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