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Gordon Lea read a statement to Stevens County Commissioners Tuesday at the county courthouse. About 50 opponents of the county's plan to include a jail in a building project gathered to ask the commissioners to postpone plans until the public had a better idea how economic problems would affect their financial situation and that of the county. A motion to postpone the project was defeated by a 3-2 vote.

Commissioners vote down measure to postpone building

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By Tom Larson

Sun Tribune

Stevens County residents opposed to including a jail in the county's proposed building project asked for a postponement of the entire project on Tuesday, and two commissioners made the request official.


The vote of the five board members broke the same as the vote to approve the $15 million project.

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