State high court declines redistricting duty
County likely to be split between two districts
Last updated 12/9/2021 at 10:26am
OLYMPIA – The state Supreme Court on Friday, Dec. 3, declined to redraw new legislative and congressional maps.
The decision follows an attempt by the Redistricting Commission to reapportion the state in the wake of the 2020 Census. And it means that the maps previously submitted by the commission will likely be the establishing documents for new legislative and congressional districts.
If the maps are retained, Franklin and Adams Counties will be split between legislative districts.
Currently, both fall within the 9th Legislative District, represented by Sen. Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville,...