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By Lee Hughes
Staff Reporter 

Lakeland Village begins receiving new residents


Last updated 7/11/2019 at 12:58pm

Former Vice President Hubert Humphrey once said, in part, “The moral test of government is how that government treats … those who are in the shadows of life — the sick, the needy and the handicapped.”

That ideal is being exemplified by the ongoing transfer of 20 severely developmentally handicapped residents of the Rainier School, a state Department of Social and Health Services facility in Buckley, Wash., to Lakeland Village in Medical Lake.

The city’s newest citizens have been arriving one-by-one in a carefully choreographed process after one of Rainier’s three facilities was...

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