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Voters overwhelmingly pass Prop-Two in support of Aquatic Center

Voters overwhelmingly pass Prop-Two in support of Aquatic Center
CLARKSTON, WA - Also in Asotin County, voters passed Proposition-Two by a large margin.

The move raises taxes in the county to support the local aquatic center. Years ago, the commission raised taxes so they could put more money into the Asotin County Family Aquatic Center, but the City of Clarkston used that money for their needs. This proposition doesn't allow anyone in the county to touch the tax money except for the aquatic center.

"I'm glad that the majority of the people saw that this money was money that Clarkston can't touch," said City of Clarkston Mayor, Kathleen Warren. "We haven't got the ability to go in there and say we want our share."

"Finally we found a way, courtesy of Mayor Kathleen Warren who gave us the right avenue to approach," said Asotin County Commissioner, Brian Shinn. "From that point on a lot of us worked together on it."

Shinn said the county and the city mayor researched different ways to make sure the money couldn't be used for anything but the aquatic center.
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