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Spokane Valley not voting on plan to create 51st state


Managing Editor


An article in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer on Dec. 17 erroneously stated that the Spokane Valley City Council would vote on a proposal to split Washington into a new state.

There is no such proposal or vote planned, city officials say.
“We don’t know where this information came from, but it’s certainly not grounded in any fact,” said Mark Calhoun, city manager. “This came as a complete surprise to us and to our council. It’s unfortunate that a publication would publish something of this nature without checking with us. It detracts from the real work the city is doing to improve transportation, business development and economic expansion of our region.”

Agendas, and recordings of past council meetings, can be found on the city’s website at spokanevalley.org/svtv.

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