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By John McCallum
Managing Editor 

Redefining first responders

Medical Lake seeks to add municipal workers to those deemed essential, and thus move up in vaccination list


Last updated 1/14/2021 at 6:23pm

WEST PLAINS — Medical Lake City Administrator Doug Ross admits that when it comes to defining city workers is essential workers — and thus moving them further up the COVID-19 vaccination ladder — he is pretty much a lone voice crying out in the wilderness.

Ross and Mayor Shirley Maike broached the subject last Tuesday, Jan. 5, during the City Council’s report section, with Maike telling members they had been in discussions with officials at Spokane Regional Health District about including at least some municipal workers as first responders, and thus make them eligible to receive eit...

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