UPDATE: Commissioners vote to halt jail project
By Tom Larson
The Stevens County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to pursue a building and renovation project that does not include immediate construction of a 20-cell jail.
The controversial project now will include a substantial remodeling of the 53-year-old courthouse and construction of a new law enforcement center. The jail was the cause of uproar in the community, especially in the last six months.
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